How to download any online website, without having access to its server. Is this stealing? No. It is not stealing. It could be considered a hacking phase under some circumstances, but not stealing. A website owner could use a management and permission file (like robots.txt) to define external access to his website (browsers, crawlers, other apps).
Let us start working – basic use:
- First, we will need this program: HTTrack Website Copier. Download and install it on your own machine.
- If asked, skip language and proxy setup than select “next” button on the first screen.
- Here we have only to select a name for you project – preferably the name of the website you want to download. And go Next.
- Add URL or simply write them on the text box bellow – one URL/row. As you can see, you can download multiple websites in the same project, every website on its own folder. Click Next.
- Simply click finish on final screen.
- Now wait until downloading process is complete. Done.
Do not try do download large popular websites, because these guys are too smart to let you crawl their websites and even if they will, you will probably turn into Gandalf the Gray waiting to complete.
Have fun and play nice!