So you want to upload a funny image quickly to the Internet. You may use something like CloudApp. Or, do it yourself with Automator.
When installing, lets say, a WordPress, you naturally need to move the files to the server. It's about ~100 times faster to move one big compressed file than a folder containing literally thousands of small files. But, you can't unzip anything from your FTP client. Here's all about zipping and unzipping.
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