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What is downloading

Definition - Downloading is the transmission of a file from one computer system to another, usually smaller computer system. From the Internet user's point-of-view, to download a file is to request it from another computer (or from a Web page on another computer) and to receive it.

What is uploading

Uploading is transmission in the other direction: from one, usually smaller computer to another computer. From an Internet user's point-of-view, uploading is sending a file to a computer that is set up to receive it. People who share images with others on bulletin board systems (BBS) upload files to the BBS.

What is the Difference Between Uploading and Downloading

*Uploading and downloading are two terms used in computing to refer to data transfer. In brief, files are considered uploaded when they are transferred from a computer to a central server. Files are downloaded when they are transferred from a server to a smaller peripheral unit. When data is being transferred from one system to another, it is either being uploaded or downloaded, depending on the circumstance.

  • Uploading usually refers to copying files from a smaller peripheral system to a larger central system. For example, a user might upload files from his or her cellphone to a personal computer. These files in turn might be uploaded again to a central server. The uploading of small files might take only a few seconds, while larger graphic-heavy files could take hours. In most cases, uploading can be accomplished while the computer is performing other tasks, although it may slow the computer down if it is handling large files.
  • Downloading refers to the transfer of data from a central system to a smaller system. For example, the same files uploaded to the server above might be downloaded for viewing by another user. When downloading files, the larger the file, the more time it takes to complete the transfer, just as is in uploading. Downloaded files usually remain on the server unless the user specifies otherwise, meaning that others can access the information.
  • Uploading and downloading are used on a daily basis by Internet consumers. Email is downloaded from a server while replies are uploaded to be sent out. The source code of a web page is downloaded to the end user’s computer so that he or she can view the content. Other consumers download games, audio files, or video for personal amusement. Consumers who host their own websites may use a specialized File Transfer Protocol (FTP) program to upload files to their servers, or download files from other locations.


Definitions of search engine- A web search engine is designed to search for information on the World Wide Web. The search results are usually presented in a list of results and are commonly called hits. The information may consist of web pages, images, information and other types of files. ...



Is the internet’s most visited website that runs over 1 million servers around the world. It is a multinational public corporation for web search, cloud computing and advertisements. Google is a legion of international sites. Google began as a research project by PhD students in California. They came up with a new technology called PageRank (checking back links to estimate the importance of the site). Today, it is the most popular site in the world.

Is a search engine that delivers fast and pertinent data for millions of people every day. It is known as Ask Jeeves (in the UK), a question– answering service that provides the best answers from the web. Some of the features include web, image, news, dictionary, whether forecasts and RSS feeds.

Baidu, Inc.

Is the largest Chinese search engines for web, audio files and images. Baidu was inspired by a poem written more than 800 years ago, which means “hundreds of times, represents persistent search for the ideal”. It proactively censors its data in line with government regulations. It is the best way for people to find.


Is advertised as a decision engine from Microsoft and it is the fourth largest on the web as on October 2010. Bing (also known as MSN search and Windows Live search) finds and organizes the answers so you can make more quick and informed decisions. Bing is available in many languages all around the world.


Is the new search engine offering better results from a set of 3 billion trusted websites. Blekko uses slashtags for categorized searches. It allows seeing the IP address and attempts to remove spam and junk sites with the help of human input. Blekko plans to provide data on ranking the pages.


Accentuates on privacy and does not record user information. Found by Gabriel Weinberg based in Valley Forge. The search results are from crown-sourced sites like Wikipedia. Weinberg has refined the quality of the results by deleting the low-quality content (designed particularly to increase the page rank in Google’s search index).


Is an American engine in California. Found by Venky Harinarayanan and Anand Rajaraman in 2005. It is not like ordinary search engine. It focuses on specific online content like photos, videos, community and links to related topics. The site is largely human created. It works well pulling relevant stories without any false matches.

Yahoo! Search

Is the second largest search engine on the web. It indexed and cached the most common types like HTML, PDF, word, Excel and RSS/XML. With SearchScan, it automatically alerts the virus and spyware website’s users. Microsoft and Yahoo announced a deal in which Bing would power Yahoo! Search. This is now in effect.


is a semantic search engine with more accuracy. Yebol uses clustering algorithms to analyst the data. The technology allows multi-dimensional search, provides a structure of results on one screen thus making the page as a source itself for each search term. Yebols aims for eliminating the need of advanced search unlike Google and Yahoo.