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Difference between Downloading and Uploading

  • Last Updated : 09 Jun, 2020

1. Downloading :
Meaning of downloading is that our computer is receiving data from the Internet. When users are copying any file from the Internet to their device (computer, mobile, etc.), they download it. Example is downloading songs or pictures from the Internet.

2. Uploading :
Meaning of uploading is that we send data from our computer to the Internet. In other words, to make a file visible to everyone on the Internet (like adding a picture on Facebook), you will need to upload it. Examples are posting photos on Instagram or Facebook, using a webcam.

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Difference between Downloading and Uploading :

DownloadingUploading
It is a procedure of copying files from the webserver to the machine.It is a Procedure for copying data from the device to the webserver.
Memory is required in the user’s device to downloading anything.Memory is required in the webserver to upload anything.
Downloading speed is Comparatively High.Uploading speed is Comparatively low.
Data travels from the Web server to the user’s device.Data travels from user’s device to the web server.

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