Creating Web Folders & Files Count Against Data?

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I do a lot of web work. I know that uploading/downloading files/folders via FTP programs and in browser count against data. Will creating folders/files within the browser with file manger count against data as well? Just trying to understand what counts and doesn't count?

Thanks again for the help!
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Nicole McCain

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Exede Beau

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Nicole, creating directories on an FTP server is sending a tiny, miniscule amount of data as a command to the server to create the folder. Moving files, etc on a remote FTP server will not count toward your data, because that's all transferring on your FTP server itself. The only data you'd use is again that tiny bit of data to execute the command.

In short, all of the moving, creating, etc. of folders and files is happening on a remote server in what you're describing, so it won't use your data.

Hope this helps.
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Great! If I transfer files from my computer to the server using an FTP program it would count though, correct?
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As Knight Rider said, that's correct!
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Correct the initial uploading of the data to your server from your computer will use your data but once you actually have the data on the server moving it around or creating new pages or folders with in the server its self will not use a noticeable amount of for data.

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