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What does Upload Mean?

Upload – To transmit data from a computer to a server, mainframe, or network. For example, if you use a personal computer to log on to a network and you want to send files across the network, you must upload the files from your PC to the network.

In computer networks, it is to send data to a remote system such as a server or another client so that the remote system can store a copy.

Remote upload

Transferring data from one remote system to another under the control of a local system is remote uploading.

Data transfer utilizes various communication medium formats to move data between one or more nodes. Transferred data may be of any type, size, and nature. Analog data transfer typically sends data in the form of analog signals, while digital data transfer converts data into digital bitstreams. For example, data transfer from a remote server to a local computer is a type of digital data transfer.

Moreover, data transfer also may be accomplished through the use of network-less environments/modes, such as copying data to an external device and then copying from that device to another

Remote uploading is used by some online file hosting services. It is also used when the local computer has a slow connection to the remote systems, but they have a fast connection between them. Without remote uploading functionality, the data would have to first be downloaded to the localhost and then uploaded to the remote file hosting server, both times over slow connections.

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