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Complete Guide to Torrents

Torrents have been widely used all around the world to download the content of different kinds, however, there are still a huge number of people who do not know how to use torrents and even if they do there are quite a lot of negative perceptions in their minds regarding the use of torrents. This article will help you in getting a better understanding of torrents and if you are a beginner then this is your complete guide.

The first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word ‘torrent’ it automatically clicks that you are trying to download some sort of file, be it a movie, a book, or even games. There are so many different torrent options but the most popular one is considered as Pirate Bay, although there are Pirate Bay alternatives that you can use. There are certain terminologies that you need to understand in order to understand how to use a torrent, some of these include the following.

Peers

Peers refers to the people who upload files on a website in order to share it with others.

Seeders

A peer who successfully downloaded a file through a torrent but still allows the use of their bandwidth for the file to upload is referred to as a seeder.

Leechers

Leechers are the complete opposite of the seeders, they are those peers that do not allow their bandwidth to be used to upload something, all they do is download files.

Swarm

The peers and seeders who are sharing the torrent files are known as swarms. They are a combination of both the seeders and the peers.

Trackers

Trackers are used in torrents to keep a track of all the peers and seeders present within a swarm.