By now you've really tried them all, from replacing the router to improbable propitiatory dances, but nothing to do. Good old eMule runs slow as usual and you don't know where to turn your head to download files from the Internet fast. Apparently, you've never tried to turn to FTP server.
Yes, you got it right. It's possible download movies, music and programs from FTP servers at lightning speed, saying goodbye once and for all to endless queues and snail-slow downloads. Believe it or not, all you need is a program for managing files on FTP servers (although all major web browsers are able to access FTP servers, it's best to rely on dedicated solutions) and a very simple search engine to find the servers from which to download files.
Which program do you need to download? I'll tell you in a very short time. Don't worry: just think about carving out five minutes of free time, freeing up some space on your computer hard disk (when you "get carried away" with the FTP servers, you will start downloading everything!) And then the directions I'm about to give you. Whether you have a Windows PC, a Mac or a computer equipped with Linux, you will certainly succeed. Happy reading and, above all, happy downloading!
Download and Install FileZilla
As mentioned in the introductory part of this tutorial if you want download movies, music and programs from FTP servers you have to get a program suitable for the purpose. I personally recommend you fileZilla, which is free, open source, and is compatible with all major desktop operating systems: Windows, macOS, and Linux.
The first step you need to take to download FileZilla on your computer is to connect to its official website and click on the button Download FileZilla Client. If you are using a Mac, you must also click on the button Download located in the box that appears in the center of the screen: in this way you will refuse the download of the Pro version of the application from the Mac App Store, which includes support for cloud services and is paid.
To download completed, a PC Windows, open the FileZilla installation package (ex. FileZilla_xx_win32-setup_bundled.exe) and click on the button first Yes and then I Agree e Next four consecutive times. Remove, therefore, the check mark related to the installation of additional software (eg. avast Antivirus e Search Offer) and complete the setup by pressing on first Next twice in a row (or several times, for as many additional software as you are offered) and then on Finish.
If you want to avoid the hassle of having to "dodge" additional programs during setup, download the portable version of FileZilla, which can be done without tedious installation procedures. To get the portable version of FileZilla, connect to the program's website and click on the link FileZilla_xx_win64.zip if you're using a 64-bit or shortcut version of Windows FileZilla_xx_win32.zip if you are using a 32-bit version of Windows.
When the download is complete, open thezip archive just downloaded, extract the contents into any folder and run the executable filezilla.exe to start FileZilla without performing any installation.
If you use a Poppy, to install FileZilla you need to open the dmg package that you downloaded from the program's website, click on the button Agree and start the executable FileZilla.app present inside.
In the window that appears on the screen, click the button first apri and then Continue, Salta (to avoid installing additional software, such as the Booking.com) is Finish.
If you want to avoid the hassle of additional promotional software, you can download FileZilla for Mac by connecting to this web page and clicking on the link FileZilla_xx_macosx-x86.app.tar.bz2. When the download is complete, open the archive you just downloaded, copy the icon of fileZilla in the folder Applications say macOS and il gioco è fatto.
Find Files on FTP Servers
At this point, you need to find the FTP server from which to find movies, music and programs. Choose, therefore, one of the search engines for FTP servers that you find listed below and use it according to the indications I am about to give you.
Mamont is one of the most popular FTP server search engines in the world. It indexes over 3 billion files and is very easy to use. To find out how it works, linked to its main page, type the name of the file you want to search (eg. Ubuntu ISO to find an ISO image of the free Ubuntu Linux operating system) in the appropriate bar located in the center of the page and click on the button FTP Search to start the search.
In the page that opens, you will find a list with all the FTP servers containing the file you searched for. Write down the address of the one that interests you most (eg. ftp://ftp.nomesito.com) and, if present, also note the password and username necessary to access the latter.
If you want to refine your search, use the drop-down menu Search the Globe located at the top, with which you can choose to restrict the results only to FTP servers in certain geographical areas. Instead, putting the check mark next to the item Search within results, you can carry out direct searches within the search results. In some cases, you can download files directly by clicking on their names from the browser.
FileMare is another search engine dedicated to FTP servers. To use it, all you have to do is connect to its home page, type the name of the file you want to find (eg. Ubuntu ISO) in the field located in the center of the screen and press the key Submit sulla tastiera from the PC.
Once they are displayed, you can sort your search results by theirs relevance, to their volume (i.e. the weight of the files found), on the date of indexing, To distance of the FTP server hosting them orage of the files found (just select one of the options located at the top right).
Then click on one of the search results to obtain the complete address of the file and, if necessary, the access data to the server. By clicking on the file name on the page that opens, you may be able to download it directly from the browser (although, I repeat, I recommend using dedicated solutions such as FileZilla).
Search-22 it is not an FTP server search engine in the strict sense of the term. Rather, it is a directory that collects the results of numerous search engines for FTP servers. To simplify the discussion even more, we can say that it is a service that acts as a "shortcut" to view the results of multiple search engines.
Its operation is disarming simplicity: after connecting to its home page, all you have to do is type the name of the file to search for (eg. Ubuntu ISO) in the appropriate text field and press the button corresponding to the search engine you intend to use, for example FileWatcher or the above Mamont e FileMare.
Once the search results appear, proceed as "usual": write down the address of the FTP server and any access data to it and prepare to insert them into your favorite FTP client (eg FileZilla).
Well yes! Also Google can be used to find files on FTP servers, just use a few simple commands to add to the search query: inurl:ftp -inurl:(http|https).
For example, if you want to search for the Ubuntu ISO, you need to connect to the search engine start page, type Ubuntu ISO inurl:ftp -inurl:(http|https) in the field placed in the center of the screen and give Submit- This way, Google will only include addresses that include in the search results ftp while it will exclude those they include http o https, hence the "normal" sites.
Once the search results are displayed, all you have to do is write down the path to then "feed" to FileZilla. Alternatively, you can also click on a result and start the file download directly in the browser.
Download Files from FTP Servers
You should now have the address (and possibly the access data) to enter the FTP server hosting the files of your interest. Then go to the main window of fileZilla, select the voice Site managerfrom the menu Fillet and, in the window that opens, first click on My sites and then New Site.
Then assign any name to the new site to add (eg. FTP programs), type the FTP server address you noted earlier in the field host, select the scheda Advanced, click here Shop by Department to specify the folder in which to save the downloaded files and click on Connect to connect to the FTP server.
If the FTP server you intend to connect to requires authentication via username and password, select the item Normal from the drop-down menu located next to the item Access type and enter, in the respective fields, the username and password needed to access the server.
To start the download of a file on the FTP server to which you are connected, all you have to do is use the box located at the bottom right of the main window of fileZilla to browse the server folders and double-click the file you want to download.
By adding an FTP server to FileZilla following the procedure I have just illustrated, this will be stored by the program and then you can quickly access it by selecting it from the appropriate menu. If you don't care about this function and you only have to connect a few times to a server to download a few files, you can take advantage of the quick connection fields at the top: then type the address of the FTP server in the field host, the combination of username e password to use to access it (if needed) and the port to be exploited for the connection (always if necessary) in the appropriate text fields and presses the button Quick connection. The quick connection menu also allows you to call up recently visited FTP servers using the icon arrow located in the upper right corner.
In case the download does not start and you receive an error message, you may be able to get around the obstacle by uploading any file from your PC (even a very simple text file in txt format is fine) on the server and restarting the download . To upload a file to the FTP server to which you are connected, all you have to do is use the box located at the bottom left of the main window of fileZilla and double-click the document to send to the server. Easy, right?
Download from FTP Server with Smartphone and Tablet
Do you need to download a file from an FTP server and save it on your smartphone or tablet? You can do this too, just use the right apps.
A terminal was used Android, you can install the free AndFTP application, which allows you to upload and download files from FTP servers in a very similar way to what FileZilla does on a PC. To use it, all you have to do is download it to your device, start it, press the button (+) located at the top right and fill in the form that is proposed to you with the data of the FTP server to which you intend to connect (Hostname) and the folder where you intend to download the files (Location dir).
When the operation is completed, press the button Save, Then OK and access the FTP server you just configured by tapping on its icon (the blue folder) appeared on the AndFTP start screen. If you are asked to enter your username and password for a server that does not require authentication, type anonymous in the username field and leave the password blank. Then navigate to the folder that contains the file of your interest, put the check mark next to its icon and press the icon of the arrow located at the top right to start the download.
FTPManager is a great app for iPhone and iPad that allows you to upload and download files from FTP servers. It is free if used with a single FTP server, while to manage multiple servers it requires the purchase of its full version, which costs 3,49 euros. Its operation is very intuitive: after installing it on your device, you have to start it, press the button + located at the top right and choose the item FTP from the screen that opens.
Then fill out the form that is proposed to you with all the data of the FTP server you want to connect to (name, address, username, password etc.) and presses the button Save which is located at the top right. Once the procedure is complete, go back to the home screen of the app, select the name of the server to connect to, browse its folders and, once you have identified the file to download, first press the icon with the three dots which is next to its name and then on the button Download which appears in the center of the screen.
To delete an FTP server previously set in the app (and use another one for free), go back to the FTPManager home screen, swipe from right to left on the server name and press the button Clear.