Downloading is the process of obtaining web pages, images and files from a web server. It involves copying the entire content of a file from a server to a client workstation before consuming the data. On the other hand, uploading is the exact opposite process of downloading, in which the client's workstation transmits data to be saved on a web server. Downloading is a process in which files are copied from a web server to a client machine, while uploading is a process in which a client machine transmits data to be stored on a web server.
It is important to note that downloading is not greatly affected by changes in connection speed. Loading is the exact reverse process of downloading, in which data and documents from a client's computer or device are sent over a network or the Internet to another device or server.