Server for download purposes, e. g. for Torrents, must most often meet special conditions for speed, stability, performance and compatibility (since not all countries allow P2P technologies).
Start the CyberGhost VPN client by clicking on its desktop symbol or start menu entry and then click in the control screen on the yellow side lap to open the extended program view with all different server lists and settings.
To make sure you find a fitting download server fast and reliable, you can filter the server list by only displaying download-optimized servers. For that click on the left page on 'For torrenting'.
Now decide for a server to use. It's recommended to choose one near to your location. However, you can use the attributes of a country as a filter measure.
The server attributes provide you with the following information:
- Number of users: Below the name of the country to be chosen you find the total numbers of users being online on all CyberGhost servers in the respective country. Note: A small amount of users doesn't necessarily reflect a low load on the resp. servers, but a slightly higher or lower additional anonymization level.
- Distance: The distance between you and the country you want to surf from. The higher the distance, the lower your download speed might be.
- Load: The total amount of load on all servers in the chosen country.
To start the connection double click on the chosen country or click on the yellow power button in the control screen. Once the connection is established, open a browser or your download manager.
It's recommended to add a working connection to your list of favorites. That way you spare some taps and can fire up the respective connection directly.
Please note that in Torrent mode there is no possibility to choose a specific single server. Instead CyberGhost decides automatically for the best server to use.
If you want to connect to a certain single server in a certain country, switch back to 'All servers' and scroll through the list of all available single servers in a country. Decide for one with a simple click, but be aware, that P2P or Torrents might not work with the server chosen due to a couple of reasons or that speed might be a bit slow for downloading.
Q: The country I want to download from is not in the list, and if I used it from the 'All servers' list my torrents don't work. Can't you add a server in [country] ...
A: Not all countries allow the usage of P2P technologies such as Torrents or only do so, if logs are taken, recording user data such as time, IP address, and other personal information. This makes it impossible for CyberGhost to operate download servers in those countries, since our No Logs policy is strict, intransigent and non-negotiable.
Q: If the list for optimized download servers is open, will the 'Choose best server' button decide for the the most optimal connection automatically?
A: No. 'Choose best server', resp. 'Best server location' will always reset any filter and decide for the best server in general, which also could mean a non P2P/Torrent-compliant server in a different country than available here.