The Best VPNs for Torrenting




So, you’re thinking of exploring the fascinating world of torrenting VPNs, but you don’t know where to start, do you? At first glance, any newbie might be intimidated by what they see on their screen, but once you get past all the acronyms, names and digital frameworks, they’re actually quite easy to use. In this article, Softonic is going to explain everything you need to know, starting with what a VPN is, what torrenting is, and what the best VPNs for torrenting are. Get out your pen and paper, and keep reading!

What’s a VPN?

Let’s start by answering a key question: what’s a VPN? The acronym stands for Virtual Private Network, and you can enlist one to visit websites using different protocols. That may sound confusing, but don’t worry, we’ll explain how it happens step by step.

Imagine you want to watch your favorite show or movie on Netflix. Generally speaking, your internet connection does the following: after you enter the website address, your PC sends a request to your modem, which then connects to your internet service provider, locates the site, and sends the data back to you. Easy, isn’t it? Well, with a VPN, that process has an extra step.

When you use a Virtual Private Network, your ISP’s request goes through a private “tunnel,” that is, a virtual server. In the above example, when your internet service provider searches for Netflix (following your instructions), the request goes through a private server – in other words, a virtual tunnel – to locate Netflix. That tunnel is the VPN.