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download, upload

Downloading is the process of copying files to your computer from a remote location, for example from a server.

When you view a webpage, text files, images, and other media types (such as audio and video files) are downloaded to your computer from a server across the Internet.

Uploading is the process of copying files from your computer to a remote location.

Factors affecting download and upload times

The time it takes to download or upload a file is affected by;

Related terms: bandwidth, cache, data compression, FTP, hits, hosting, optimisation, server, traffic.

 

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