File Upload / FTP, Send and Transfer File Sizes; Bits, Bytes, Kilobytes, Megabytes, and Gigabytes

Conversion Chart

The smallest unit is a byte, which consists of 8 bits
Kilobyte (KB) Conversion

1 KB = 1024 bytes

Megabyte (MB) Conversion

1 MB = 1024 kilobytes

1 MB = 1,048,576 bytes

Gigabyte (GB) Conversion

1 GB = 1,073,741,824 bytes (just over a billion)

1 GB = 1,048,576 kilobytes {KB)

1 GB = 1024 megabytes (MB)

How to Send Big Files Over The Internet

Have you ever needed to send someone a large file such as a Photoshop or ISO image? If you have, you know it isn’t as simple as it sounds. However, when a file’s size makes it too large to send as an e-mail attachment, there are other options. However, many times they more complicated and usually take longer to setup. As a result, a task that should be fairly easy to accomplish becomes a project in and of itself.

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Short for File Transfer Protocol, FTP was first proposed in 1971 for and developed for implementation on hosts at MIT and was later defined by RFC 959 published in 1985. FTP is a standard way of sending and receiving files between two computers. A good example of how FTP is used today is by web developers, who will connect to their web server using FTP and send updated versions of their web pages to the server.

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