Torrent is undoubtedly one of the biggest peer to peer (P2P) communication protocol around the world. It has more than 150 million users worldwide. Torrent was specially designed to share the files and folder from one place to another place without owning the server. It was invented to reduce to cost of having your own server and distributing the data to the multiple users. Instead of relying on server technology, torrent lets you share your data through peer to peer (P2P) communication protocol. Here you don’t have to worry about paying for a server to store or distribute your data to the multiple users across the world.
Each and every computer connected in this protocol acts as seeders and leechers. Seeders are those computers which supply the resources to the leechers. Leechers are those computers which download the data or resources provided by the seeders. In this process, both seeders and leechers act as a server and client from which you can easily share your data with the multiple users.
Released back 2005, uTorrent is arguably the most popular torrent client out there. Especially when downloading the torrent files from the torrent site. When we download the torrent files from the internet, it usually comes with certain metadata and (.torrent) extension. Torrent files cannot be downloaded without torrent clients like uTorrent and BitTorrent. Both uTorrent and BitTorrent are completely free to download from the internet. uTorrent is available for Microsoft Windows, macOS, Android, and Linux.
Unlike many other torrent clients or torrent downloader, uTorrent was designed especially to run on normal computers utilizing fewer computer resources as compared to other larger torrent clients like Vuze and BitComet. utorrent is completely written in C++ programming language.
#Uses of uTorrent:
1. It is used for uploading and sharing personal as well as public data through the peer to peer (P2P) communication protocol.
2. It is used for downloading the torrent files from the torrent site.
3. It is also used for minimizing the cost of purchasing the server for storing and distributing the data to multiple users.
The recent version of uTorrent usually comes with the extra upgrades like magnetic links, teredo tunneling, peer exchange, protocol encryption, configurable bandwidth scheduler and many more to provide more speed and reliability to the users. The latest version of uTorrent has also brought a major improvement regarding the security of its users.
#Free and paid version:
Utorrent is available in both free and paid version. The free version generally is named as uTorrent and paid version is usually called as uTorrent plus. At just a yearly subscription of $19.95, you will get access to the uTorrent plus which comes with the extra benefits like add-free, integrated file conversion, built-in anti-virus, and media player.
#Important things to be considered before using uTorrent:
Although it is free and liable to use uTorrent, we have to follow certain rules and regulation while using it. Some of them are given below:
1. Distribution of copyright material through torrent is strictly forbidden. If you’re caught distributing the copyrighted material then you may even be charged with a serious crime
2. Distribution of computer virus is extremely prohibited by many cyber laws.
3. Piracy and unauthorized distribution of data are also extremely prohibited in many countries.