TAR is a file format of the archived and compressed categories. The original name this format bears is Consolidated Unix File Archive. Its developer is Jean-loup Gailly. Specialized software packages for Unix are used to create files of the specified format. In fact, this is the generally accepted standard archive file format on a Unix extension system. The direct purpose of TAR-format files is to create file system archives. TAR files store detailed information, from the directory structure to timestamps.
ZIP is one of the most popular and common archive or compressed file formats. The full name is Zipped File and the original name is Compressed ZIP archive file. The ZIP extension, which is used to package or compress files, was developed back in 1989. Its creator was Phil Katz, founder of PKWARE Corporation. Initially, the format was used in the PKZIP program, but now there are many other utilities to work with ZIP files. The ZIP format uses a standard compression type for compression, in which all individual files in the archive are compressed separately.