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Encyclopedia > Uploading and downloading

Uploading and downloading are related terms used to describe the transfer of electronic data between two computers or similar systems. More colloquially, they are sometimes applied to transfers to/from removable media such as CDs. Look up upload in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Look up download in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... FTP or file transfer protocol is a commonly used protocol for exchanging files over any network that supports the TCP/IP protocol (such as the Internet or an intranet). ...

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Download

To download is to receive data from a remote or central system, such as a webserver, FTP server, mail server, or other similar systems. A download is any file that is offered for downloading or that has been downloaded.[1][2]. The word's primary usage comes in the form of a verb. Increasingly, websites that offer streaming media or media displayed in-browser, such as YouTube, and which place restrictions on the ability of users to save these materials to their computers after they have been received, say that downloading is not permitted.[3] That is, "download" is used to mean "receive and save" instead of simply "receive". The term web server can mean one of two things: a computer responsible for serving web pages, mostly HTML documents, via the HTTP protocol to clients, mostly web browsers; a software program that is working as a daemon serving web documents. ... This article is about the File Transfer Protocol standardised by the IETF. For other file transfer protocols, see File transfer protocol (disambiguation). ... YouTube is a popular video sharing website where users can upload, view and share video clips. ...


Upload

The opposite operation, to upload, is to send data from a local system to a remote system, FTP server, or website. For example, "Uploading a video to YouTube" means sending a video to the website.[4] The difference between uploading and downloading is downloading means to receive and uploading means to send. YouTube is a popular video sharing website where users can upload, view and share video clips. ...


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When applied to local transfers or copies, for example "Uploading all pictures from the digital camera to the computer" or "Downloading the edited pictures to CD", the "up" and "down" prefixes may be used indifferently.… Look up digital camera in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article is about the machine. ...


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Look up uploading, downloading in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.

Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wiktionary (a portmanteau of wiki and dictionary) is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 151 languages. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Compulsive hoarding. ... A download manager is a computer program designed to download files from the Internet, unlike a web browser, which is mainly intended to browse webpages on the World Wide Web (with file downloading being of secondary importance). ... File sharing is the activity of making files available to other users for download over the Internet, but also over smaller networks. ... This article is about the File Transfer Protocol standardised by the IETF. For other file transfer protocols, see File transfer protocol (disambiguation). ... NOTE: Metalink is unrelated to Oracle Corporations support website. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A peer-to-peer (or P2P) computer network is a network that relies on the computing power and bandwidth of the participants in the network rather than concentrating it in a relatively few servers. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...

References

  1. ^ 5. Glosario de términos de marketing en Internet | marketing-xxi.com
  2. ^ Glossary of Terms for RemoteScope & Networks from Micro 2000 UK
  3. ^ YouTube - Terms of Use. YouTube, LLC (2007). Retrieved on 2007-10-25.
  4. ^ Legend Internet - Jargon Buster
Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Uploading and downloading are related terms used to describe the data transmission transfer of electronic data between two computers or similar systems.
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