The internet provides access to so much entertainment. There is so much exclusivity to catch up on, especially when it comes to the latest videos trending online. Lots of people prefer to get their videos online from various websites. This brings us to the concept of torrenting. If you are new to this word then let me take a few seconds to bring you up to speed.
Torrents are internet protocols that used to download or share data online. They are preferred because they are secure, extremely fast and are reliable. What can you use torrents for? Here are a few tips
- Download mega files
- Share a large photo folder with people
- Download games
You get the picture. By using this tool you can download and share just about any file on the net. What is so special about torrents any way? It is very convenient. With torrents you can share files with anyone while the file is still downloading. This basically means that torrents divide large files into smaller portions, this saves time and internet data. There are certain terms which are associated with torrents if you would want to learn how it works, they are as follows;
- Trackers –these are components that function as a bridge between two points. They carry out effective operations such as unzipping files and managing transfers along the track of dissemination.
- BitTorrent Client- this is essentially the user’s computer. This system handles all the work from connecting to other systems to downloading or uploading a file.
- Indexers- these are forums or websites that harbor a large collection of torrent file. If you would like to engage in torrents you would most likely begin with indexers.
- Seeders – these are the ethical users who download files and also upload as much files as they download. This is a requirement but not everyone takes this into consideration.
- Leechers – these are users who only download files and never upload any. This explains the name “leech”
Steps on how to use torrents
Go online, download torrent client then install. In order to download torrents it is advisable and absolutely necessary to use a virtual private network (VPN). There are numerous VPN offers online but you should take your time in order to select the most efficient VPN for torrenting. Some people go for free VPN because there are no financial obligations but there are often adverts which can be a bit of a bugger. For the best torrenting experience you may go for a paid VPN. A VPN helps is fast and easy downloads. After downloading and installing torrent search for a torrent file you would like to download. This could be from any indexer. Click download and manage your download within the uTorrent window.
Is torrenting legal?
Downloading copyrighted materials is illegal. Some content are perfectly legal while some are caught in a grey area of uncertainty. We do have to be cautious on the materials we choose to download in order not to get mapped.
Torrenting has been a long standing source of entertainment and fun for lots of people and with unlimited access to the internet, more and more people are gaining awareness of the flexibility of torrenting. Getting online entertainment has never been easier, but how do we protect ourselves, to ensure that there are no legal issues from copyright trolls, well there is one sure way;
Use a Virtual private Network (VPN)
The best way to ensure that no other person can track your activities is by using VPN. You can download a free VPN or you can go for the paid version. The great thing with VPN is that it doesn’t just provide protection for torrent; it provides a level of anonymity so that your systems IP are completely secured from unwanted tracers. A VPN works in various ways
- It re-routes your internet searches which in turn changes your IP address to a generic one being used by hundreds and thousands of other users, this makes you completely invisible on the radar.
- It also encrypts your commands before it leaves your system, in a way that your internet service provider (ISP) cannot trace, this ensures that your torrent activities are safe.