backup my website with PHP and GZIP

I have seen a couple of command lines that will let me backup a website to a gzip file.

What I am after is a php script that will do the same. My search fingers are failing me today, all I seem to be getting are ways of backing up my database which I don't need right now.

so any links or tips or code please :)

TIA
abenbowAsked:
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ray-solomonCommented:

exec('tar -czf /path/to/backup.tar.gz /path/to/wwwdir/html');
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