I can move a tar file manually to the new server by downloading it to my desktop first, right? And I take it that I would use binary for this, which seems to be the way to move zip files as well?

If I was to do it using the "wget" command then how do I then transfer & unpack it in the right directory, namely the "/public_html/" one?

And how would I be able to "wget" the database dump into a directory that is not the www one, say one level above the web root?