Download in networking terms refers to copying or transferring of data from one server or system to different server or system through an interconnection. It might sound known to us but we neglect the functionality that supports this feature. In 2018, there are many forms of downloads that happen from different types of server and protocol. Between the websites lies the difference of speeds we experience every time we sync a particular file from different source. Sometimes shuffle speeds of MB/s drop down to KB/s and vice versa. Why do they happen?
Internet has grown huge in recent decades covering almost all recognised nations around the globe. Thanks to every tier 1 ISPs for building and maintaining this wide peer to peer connection for us. Some countries have higher dependency over this network while some are limited to content usages only. For example, US, China, Japan, South Korea and some other nations including India prefer internet to execute their tasks effectively. Rest majorities are only focussed on content usages. US alone has the highest number of web hosting services and number of websites. Due to their feasible infrastructure and root demand for web, effective traffic of internet from all over the world is high on them.
Data centres in India are in rare survival situation. There are numerous reasons behind this horrible image. IT infrastructure in India is amongst the poor in the whole world. Wipro, Infosys are only well-known software-based companies. Generic server maintaining groups or companies are very less in number. Small start-ups are yet to take advantage of the boast they can get from this potential rich nation. Our mindsets are less stressed on demanding or executing something unique than repeating the safe gameplay others have been since decades. The result is poor participation in networking technology and science.
Topology of India isn’t very investment friendly. From the dominant scorching heat to chilling cold through monsoon expands criteria for choice of location even more. Bangalore and Hyderabad have feasible geography and resources to host couple of services. Yet we can’t only be dependent upon them. A backup is always necessary in some others parts of the country. Government is well aware of the real situation and we hope they have some plans to execute.
Functionality of IDM (Internet Download Manager):
Popularly known as IDM, Internet Download Manager is a popular downloading software built by Tonec. Incorporation. It is presently only available for Microsoft Windows. The number of users using IDM is heavily high though there is no official statement stating it. India is a huge market of free and pirated softwares. Being price sensitive, we Indians are expert and more comfortable to find and use the pirated softwares rather than legally purchasing them. This applies to all types of applications. IDM too is no exception in our nation. Majority of us use it’s pirated copy or cracked version. Only 15% of the crowd might have actually spent lethal rupees behind it.
Being a shareware product, it simply adds to the relief of your downloading experience. Every time you get a legal content for download; IDM pops right to help out. It’s blazingly efficient in most day to day relative tasks. Filtering from the rubbish, the software downloads the original file structure. It’s very secure, user-friendly and wide known application. We don’t see it exist beyond Windows that’s why only Microsoft users can describe you their experiences over this product.
The efficiency of IDM lies in the manner of down link. The file by default is divided into 8 parts and data for each part is simultaneously requested from the server. The formulae of download by partition is common in torrents too. The difference lies in the trackers list. IDM only knows that it can get the exact data from the designated server whereas in torrents your client knows various different addresses of the same file. Those addresses are basically PCs who have the file. Because of their inconsistency, speeds sometimes vary a lot in torrents. IDM is bond to get consistent link from server till completion.
Resume capability of IDM was unique during it’s launch. No other product had as good resume strength as it. Even today, all IDM users appreciate this feature a lot. Specially, when you have an unstable network connection. IDM is always running in background to resume any time you desire. Moreover, powerful tools like Site Grabber, Schedule replenishes existence in virtual space. You can administer most downloaded files through the app swiftly. From servers’ point of view too IDM has a very adorable reputation. Not all support eight nodes for a single user but most heavy weight known sites do.