Having trouble with ZipArchive?

Thanks to a friendly user we have found that Dreamhost and possibly others) have a limitation involving the ZipArchive Class.

This can result in an error like this: Fatal error: “Class ‘ZipArchive’ not found…”

Thankfully there is a simple fix for this, follow these steps:

  1. Login to your Panel
  2. Click Manage Domains
  3. Find your domain and under Web Hosting, click Edit
  4. Under Web Options use the dropdown menu to choose PHP 5.3 (note: You can choose CGI or FastCGI)
  5. Click Save Settings and wait 5-10 minutes for the result

The above fix works on Dreamhost and should work on other hosts as well (you might have to open a support ticket with them to get it changed). Thanks to John Hartley for the fix.