Displaying flash content on the web correctly

Hey everyone,

I am wondering if there is something extra I need on the server side to display my flash content CORRECTLY? What I mean by that is that I have uploaded some .swf files to a site. I go to open them, but when I click them it commences to download them as if they were like a mp3 or zip file; it doesn’t display the preloaders. They aren’t cached either, I’ve tried it on other computers and still, doesn’t display correctly.

I’m using IE 6.0 to view this.

Do I publish this in html or embed it in html? .php? <— don’t really know that. Shockwave? ahhhhh. Whats the last step here? Does the host need a plugin? Thanks.