You can get a seedbox based in the Netherlands with Plex preinstalled and OpenVPN starting at around 10 bucks a month. This thing will be hosted or collocated in a data center in arguably the most internet liberal country on the planet without the piracy laws of most of the western world.
You will be able to directly transfer magnetized links of BlueRay quality in less than 10 min each. You can also host any other types of files and applications on it securely. I have been using for the last 5 years and it has been incredible in terms of performance and service. Plex has native clients for toasters at this point.
If this sounds like a lot to do, I promise you that it is not. You can have this up and running anonymously in a matter of 5 min.
Edit: added hyperlink
I don't see why any seedbox provider would put their neck on the line for you when they receive an abuse complaint. I think Rapidseedbox just sells slots on servers rented from OVH and Leaseweb and have to respond to DMCA Abuse Complaints in a timely fashion. If you plan on continuing using Public Trackers, probably use a provider like , Chmuranet, etc that have their own infrastructure and wouldn't bother you over DMCA complaints.
If you are overly concerned.. you could use a seedbox and FTP/FTPS/SFTP
Certain providers allow publicly tracked torrents.. and certain don't
I recommend using a vetted provider:
etc etc etc
Or.. get a dedicated server and use the Seedbox From Scratch Script
Have you asked Feral to assign your slots their own IP addresses? It's pretty well known that IPT has a tracker bug when more than one client with the same IP address tries to connect to a swarm. Open a support ticket with Feral and ask to be assigned unique IP addresses for your slots in order to use IPT if you haven't done so yet.
There is no free lunch... Unlimited 10Gbps lines cost an arm and a leg! Feral runs their own NL network with their own peering agreements so they can offer unlimited. Seedhost is on Leaseweb so they have to cap your transfer to keep prices in line. is also in a NL Datacenter (i3D I believe) so they need to cap as well.
Honestly, for what you are paying now you could get a dedicated 2Gbps box from /u/Andy10gbit that would perform just as well as the shared 10/20Gbps servers. He can quote you on a 10Gbps server also.
I would suggest not using the voting algorithm as a measure for anything. Votes can be manipulated easily, with bots or brigading, and the anti-bot feature makes votes fuzzy as well after 24h a post or comment is made (i.e. your vote actually doesn't count).
I've seen new users follow the Recommendation Form rule, which is good enough in my honest opinion. Besides making the providers/resellers a focal point of this subreddit is not really a good idea either.
Besides you missed . Similarly new providers pop up every week, and old ones may fall off in the future in terms of service quality after being mass up-voted.
And I see you took a minute before you posted PM :D
PS. Moved to under comments on request
Bytesized and both have managed boxes with Plex. Chmuranet have VPSs (as far as I'm aware) and will install Plex for you if you ask. Bytesized and Chmuranet are full Plex servers. offer a shared server.
Full transparancy; I run Bytesized. (and I really wish the mods would wake up and give me a flair so I don't have to type it whenever I recommend stuff)
Well, all consumers are like that - they want the maximum level of service by the least amount of money.
It's laughable sometimes, as some users are paying €2 or €3 a month and they come here and complain about "slow support", etc.
But, returning to your original question, what do you define as "good support"?
Fast replies to tickets? Polite support staff? Knowledgeable support staff?
I mean some users are, but the majority are not. The problem is, as I've said in the beginning, the are not willing to pay for it but they expect it anyway...
The users who are willing to pay for support, subscribe expensive services like , Whatbox and so on (although being expensive is subjective, and Whatbox are indeed more expensive than the competition).
And when you say that is worth paying "extra couple dollars a month", it depends on how much more... 5 euros? 10 euros? How much more are you talking about?
> Do you recommend any good Seedbox providers?
> I have not had a lot of luck with VPN (TorrentPrivacy and HideMyAss are both woefully slow for me and are at times virtually useless).
You could try PIA instead.. cheap ($3 USD/month), vetted (100,000+ users) and keeps no logs
> Can anyone help explain what's going on here in terms of missing out on upload traffic?
There are faster seedboxes in the swarm.. Whatbox's fastest slots are only ~~300Mbps~~ 1000-2000Mbps
For example... Feral Hosting and have slots that are 10000-20000Mbps (10-20Gbps)
Far from that actually...
You have several large providers with many users.
Feral, UltraSeedBox, , , whatbox and a whole host of other small and mid-size providers.
That doesn't even take into account those on dedicated servers.
Now if Leaseweb, NForce and the other NL based data centers were taken out then it might be an issue!
My suggestion would be or Seedhost if you have already tried Bytesized, and it didn't work out for you. Both of the above providers are pretty stellar with great hardware which would handle 4 transcodes no problem.
I actually have a seedboxbay one. the FTP is abysmally slow, even with LFTP. If you live in the EU it might be okay, but for $5 a month, it's not really worth it unless you only plan on using it for music. I would recommend waiting for Feralhosting slots to come back. But my top choices so far (from personally top rated) , Feralhosting and T4K.
FeralHosting requires you to read a little bit in the wiki if you are going to use autodl-irssi and other plugins, but they have great speeds for their seedboxes.
- Does not support Paypal. So either creditcard or bitcoin
have great speeds too. Here you do not know have to be that familiar with SSH as everything is managed via controlpanel - though I am stilling waiting for them to update rutorrent and plugins to the latest version (some plugins seems outdated) ((I have made them aware of this)).
- Does support PayPal
is also very simple and use friendly, the speed can not match and FeralHosting as you will not exceed 1Gbps on the seedboxes (actually some what below 1Gbps, at 95,6 MB/s).
- Does support Paypal
Some Seedbox companies actually allow you to install Usenet clients such as Bytesized Hosting and . However Usenet isn't as much of a security concern as torrents so you may as well download straight to your home computer maxing out your connection (hopefully). Unless you just want to stream and keep your data in the cloud per say, then this could be an option.
Oh well, this was bound to happen with their new Unmetered* (with an asterisk) offering. You didn't mention which plan you're on, so I'm going to assume you were on the cheapest plan, and for that, 30TB upload traffic is a lot. If you want that kind of usage at that price point, is not the right provider for you. You should be looking at something like Feralhosting. Since you had a renewal 3 days ago, you should have taken the refund. They are not entitled to give you a refund after the first week of your service. They clearly have it written on the site, that if you rape their service, they will switch you to the volume network, and nobody knows how shit that can be.
In my opinion, just long term seed for the rest of the month to avoid your HnRs. You dont need speed to avoid HnRs. At the end of the month, move to Feral and rape their Helium slots without any repercussions.
Have you tried a few of the plans that allow for 7 day money back refunds?
If those all fail maybe a SYS slot from OVH would do the trick. You would be maxing the connection cap at SYS but it would be close to your desired performance.
Which tracker(s) are you seeding on?
You should consider getting a seedbox.. a seedbox makes ratio-worry a thing of the past :)
You can get a good seedbox slot for ~$6-12 USD/month and a great one for ~$10-20 USD/month
With or without a seedbox, do the following to increase your ratio:
1) Upload content
2) Freeleech torrents
3) Newer torrents where a good # of seeders are not 100% completed yet
4) Automate your downloads (autodl-irssi/pyWHATAuto/rss/etc)
5) Purchase upload or VIP status
Ditch the shitty providers you're with now. Get quality. Whatbox, Feral Hosting, Bytesized Hosting, Seedstuff, Seedhost, and . I can vouch for all of them. As for payment, all of them will accept Visa debit, and/or PayPal.
Feral Hosting, Netherlands.
, Working on there servers, will be back soon.
These are few of the seedbox lenders.
I have been doing beta test on t4k for a few days. Getting excellent speeds. Most of the torrents are easily getting ratio of 2. I have seen a thread in DH showing all there new plans.
You can also check here --> /r/seedboxes.
No you're fine and 99% safe if you choose a European service.
Seedhost is pretty easy like any other shared seedbox host. They're just one of many. You'll generally have a dashboard with one click app installs and such.
They won't turn over your information for DMCA abuse notices, but if you're doing nasty stuff like CP or Spamming, they won't put their necks out on the line for you. If you're paying with crypto or prepaid cards, just sign up with fake details.
Check out Ultraseedbox (Nforce, Yisp), Feralhosting and (i3D). You can also check out Pulsedmedia, they had a sale going on a day or two ago.
Full disclosure I run Bytesized.
Both and I offer Plex (and we both host in Amsterdam, the Netherlands) but the way we do it differs a bit. invites you to a shared folder they create for you, this gives you less control to setup the Plex server to your liking. Bytesized gives you a full instance to play with.
However if you do not live in Europe both servers might not be able to give you full quality direct-streams so we might both not be a good fit for you.
I would try I think they have a good peering with Australia Send an email to them to clarify. Also check out Bytesized Hosting and the test page which is located here , if you get a good speed you might want to go with them.
Don't skimp on a seedbox, you really do get what you pay for as jamiew0w said. If you're that tight on cash get a Seedhost SB Mini or SB 8. I was with Ultraseedbox with months and only after switching to Seedhost did I realize how much time and money I'd been wasting. Don't buy a cheap name box either, even if it's not cheap. Seedhost, Feral, Bytesized, and are all good.
I don't use them anymore because of my Hetzner server, but was the fastest provider I used.
It was their data limit which would always run out before the month that bothered me.
The vast majority (if not all) Seedbox Providers' seedboxes are custom built by their owners
You would need to learn to use linux, probably learn to program, script in python, deal with databases, sysop, etc
If you don't know how to do any of those, I suggest just finding a good provider and recommending it to people
Swizards or Chmuranet will be great if you want a powerful dedicated box and are willing to pay for it. and Bytesized will both be great options for managed seedboxes at a good price point. You should download test files from all 3 to see which ones peer well with your ISP. Feral is known to have some peering issues, even with their reroute.
If you're in the US, you might also want to look into Whatbox's Beta plans. You'll likely get the best speeds from them.
, , seedhost, chmuranet and whatbox (if your in NA) are all good providers that should have food enough peering for plex. Just get their plans with Plex support not sure which ones have Plex support so check that. had the best peering and whatbox has servers in NA so if you have playback issues those two could help.
With xirvik maybe ask them to put Plex on. It's not a big deal on a dedicated server.
For the best possible results go with either or , personally i'd go with Seedhost just because they have more options to choose from at different price ranges
I've had experience with , , Feral & - all good! Currently with Feral & - very happy! I think any of those are good. SeedStorm I think is US only though?
is also good.
My suggesting is to lookup and use several VPS stress testing tools, that way you know what you are really paying for. Since you should almost assuredly drop this one, it might not even be worth your time to do on this one, but it would be worth it on news ones you test out.
As to your choice, I think you should think about your needs, and read a lot of reviews while searching. For me, is a no go. I'd hit that bandwidth 8TB limit in days (and then get squished down to 1-5mbit for the rest of the month); that limit can be reached within in about a week and half on Whatbox (but you can go unmetered with them, so you get a lot more for the remaining two and half weeks). But, there are other cases where that 10gbit connection just can't be substituted. Once in a while, I use public trackers for very odd things which can't be found on my private trackers - I like that Whatbox doesn't limit me there either. Also, there are Tal0ne plans with SSH and unmetered bandwidth.
I really like Feral. Support could be a little better at times but the shear amount of stuff you can install is brilliant. I found them better than Whatbox in terms of performance. You could also look at which I also highly rate.
Sometimes its better to stop with what you know unless you've had issues with them.
They get their boxes from OVH and provide OpenVPN installed by default.
"All servers have OpenVPN installed by default, so that you can use your seedbox, to browse the web anonymously through it. What you need is an openVPN client instaled and configured to make a secure and encrypted connection to your server. After that, all your pc traffic is tunneled to your server via this encrypted connection and from there to the web. This results in actually using your server's IP to browse the web, instead of yours."
I have tried almost anything from Feral, ByteSized, Whatbox but is just the best match for me so far. Great speeds, great peering with my ISP, reasonable pricing. Went to China a couple of days ago and their VPN is almost the only one working over there. Can’t recommend them enough. Their apps work flawlessly, you have access to a rich SSH environment with ffmpeg and most libs you’d need for something like YouTube-dl.
If you are super serious about ratio building, I would look into Andy's Server selection Anything you try to do by yourself, or with a seedbox provider is never going to be able to beat an Andy Server. I almost always win races, unless it's an Andy 10Gbps server vs my Andy 1Gbps server. Anything sub $30 that's not a is not going to best the best ratio builder. $50-70 range you can afford an entry level Andy server that will excellent for ratio building, not to mention his level of support is god tier.
Don't have the answer to your question, but just wanted to mention I've tried lots of seedboxes and moved to recently and it's pretty awesome for the price. Plex runs great on it. You would probably like that and you can easily switch between their 3 torrent clients and they have some NZB downloaders you can easily install. I probably sound like a shill but I just really like their service lol.
I was looking at and was wondering if id get better performance there? Or what would be my best choice?
I'm just not sure what the big issue is with streaming lately, it's very annoying.
() is exactly what you are looking for. 100% managed services, 1 click install of apps (dedicated plex server, sickrage or sonarr for autodownloading your content), complimentary VPN service with multiple locations and multiple simultaneous connections allowed, multihomed quality privately owned network, and of course our own "Seedbucket" app available with all seedboxes for free, that makes handling your files and copying content between your seedbox and cloud storage accounts, easy and accessible from everywhere. We have a money back guarantee as well, for you to try us out. The smallest plan which should cover your needs, is at 161.45 euros per year
Your requirements and requests almost 100% mirrored my own needs and skill level/knowledge. I ended up going with a Bat package and can confirm A) ease of use and quality customer service B) efficient and effective customer support from the few support tickets I raised and C) idiot proof... I’m very pleased with my first foray into Seedboxes and with as a supplier, although granted I haven’t anything to compare to yet.
In that case just go for one of the trustworthy ones you find named here a lot. Feral, Whatbox, and myself of course ;)
Compare their features and see if there is anything that stands out that you like and pick that one.
Not super cheap, but been trying a few and is really nice at around $16 US. They have an included VPN with two connection in the US. I am in Los Angeles and use their San Francisco one and it maxes my ISP, in fact it is as fast as a VPN I pay for. Plus they have Plex which is working flawlessly for me from their NL servers. They are public tracker though I am moving to private more and more. I am on their BatBox plan...which is on sale for $9.50 USish until the 7th.....
You will probably want rerouting if you're using plex so here are some options. You specify a high amount of bandwidth but that means different things for different people so an actual number would be useful.
These are all in no particular order but are all decent providers. Do yourself a favor and go to the speedtests of each of these providers and make sure things actually work for you.
The big 3: Feralhosting, Ultraseedbox and , all 3 are a mess when it comes to getting actual support. Feral and USB are better if you need rerouting. My assumption is all 3 are oversold and have more clients than they can handle.
If you need really good support, rerouting and aren't crazy about ratios, check
If you like automation with regards to downloading, renaming etc, check out Bytesized.
A great deal depends on what network the other boxes in the swarms are in. Really, your best bet is to grab a plan from both providers and try them out on the trackers you use and see which one meets your needs.
Both services offer seven day refunds. Feral's is a full refund and seedhost is pro-rated based on your useage. is also another option and they too offer a seven day pro-rated refund.
Based on my usage of all three services, seedhost was always the fastest racing...
has all of those things for 10 pounds a month. Last time I was there you had to install Plex yourself but it is not difficult and they have a very helpful community if you need it. However, ensure you can get decent speeds from the server before you buy.
Swizards offer a plex 1tb slot based in canada (sold out right now). This could be ideal if you are from the US.
Other providers which also offer plex:
I've used them twice in the past several years. First time I cancelled only because I got a great starter deal with another provider but didn't want to pay for both and only use one. I came back after a couple months though just because the other provider I tried sucked and was about the same cost.
may not be the fastest, but I've never had a major issue with them. For what you get it's decent, it's easy to manage and one-click installs for most common apps is a huge bonus. The only 2 issues I've had over the years have actually been Comcast peering issues, a support ticket and a few minutes later everything was working great again.
So, first of all, don't use that vps as VPN server. Get yourself one offered by the many vendors out there, I'm with AirVPN, been using it for over 2 years. Second, check or get a seedbox over at Seedhost or . I'm also behind a firewall :P
is one of the best out there, especially if you want a good price. I always recommend whatbox, never had a single issue with it, great space and speed, it is more on the expensive side. I always recommend if you don't want to pay for whatbox.
I've heard good things about feral hosting, but haven't personally used it, and also dislike that at the moment they do not accept bitcoin, however I think that's changing in the next few weeks.
I have been playing with a Hetzner server, but only a CX21. I did manage to get stuff running on it, but it was very slow.
Anyhow, I've spent all day setting up a USB Jaguar box, and now have Ombi>Sonarr/Radarr>Hydra/Jackett/Torrent Sites>SAB/ruTorrent>Plex and it all seems to be running smoothly, adding everything to my gDrive just how I want it to. Fingers crossed.
The USB Box is performing way better than my brief experience. Maybe I was doing something wrong, I'm no expert, but I really was struggling.
You say you don't need unmetered or Plex support.
I would recommend you either go with Swizards (but you'll either be getting a Dedi/VPS for a high price or a shared with 1 Gbps max), (who fit your criteria very well), or Feral Hosting (YMMV). I don't think is worth it for the price unless you need Plex.
I assumed you were located in the US as you only mentioned dollars.
OVH and are great dedicated server providers for the EU that don't have any problems with public trackers. But they don't seem to accept bitcoins.
Bytesized-hosting has a number of boxes with one click installation of Plex for streaming. Chmuranet is a great shared provider that can install any streaming software you would like to use. has 10 Gbps shared servers starting at 17 Euros with plex support. And 1 Gbps shared servers starting at 20 Euros with plex support. supports plex with all of their seedboxes but you will have to install it yourself. All of these shared services support bitcoin payments.
Edit: andy10gbit resells OVH and with a discount for BTC but I think they are out of your price range.
I mean it depends what you're looking for. I'm looking for an ovh seedbox because I get good ftp speeds with ovh.
But generally you get what you pay for. Seedhost is probably the best cheap seedbox provided by some margin. and chmuranet are great too but a bit pricier. Feralhosting and chmuranet are great for public trackers use and good for private trackers if you're really planning to abuse autodlirssi since neither limit your allowed bandwidth. Dedicated servers are a bit more expensive but you get full use of the ram and processor. If you can set it up yourself it's a bit more affordable and soyoustart and hetzner have some affordable options. Kimsufi is ok with the i3 and i5 processors but their processors are pathetic at the cheap end but Some people are ok with the weak processors but I can't use it without getting extremely irritated so not for me.
Yeah I think I might go back down that route. I might even try and get a box with an ssd this time around. I was going to try as I was with them years ago too and they were very good but I now see that they too offer unlimited traffic, so I might stay clear.
Seedhost for support and speed. are not bad either, however support is much slower. Both have similar control panels which are realy easy to use. Seedhost is cheaper compared to Seedboxes too, so.. Have a trial with both, see what happens :)
I share my 1TB seedbox with 2-3 close friends with no issues. All of my account information for billing on is separated from my seedbox login info.
If you have someone you can trust, it's pretty easy.
Budget wise I'll happily spend up to £100 a month.
With USB, I had issues across the board with torrent clients stopping working, not being able to restart/reinstall applications etc. Plex stopped working too. Both issues were sorted out, but both came up again a couple of days later so I'm skeptical now.
I'll take a look at what Andy offers and have a look on too. Cheers
~~A Whatbox beta server would be awesome, but you run the risk that someone on the server is already running Plex and then you're SOL basically. Though, you could get a cheap VPS and run Plex on that and just mount your Whatbox media folder via SSHFS. I did that when I had with a Ramnode VPS which was something like 9 bucks a month.~~
Currently, I'm using and it streams okay to me in Seattle with nothing else necessary. YMMV however.
Edit: I was mistaken. Whatbox beta slots support Plex. You just have to submit a support ticket. Easy peasy.
First of all, ignore TheDrunkenDribbler. He rarely posts anything relevant to the topic.
You should check out Ultraseedbox and . Both are likely to have good peering to NZ/AU. Whatbox's Canadian options could be viable too.
has a 7 day refund policy and a limited test account is available.
also offers a pro-rated 7 day refund.
And lastly, Chmuranet will offer a full refund in the first 30 days if they can't make you happy with their service (within reason).
I've been using a Feral box for a couple weeks, and I don't like it. I've got the Argon package, and I rarely get above 30MB/s upload, and the upload usage script on the site doesn't work for me.
is a pretty decent service. Been using them for a month with the Zombie box. Like Feral, its one click install for the client, but there are also scripts (mostly for ruTorrent tbh) that you can install with one click as well.
also has a much better upgrade process if you decide that you need more. They put you on the slot you're upgrading to, and put a charge on your account. With Feral, you have to buy a new slot, open a ticket, and hope for a refund.
The one bad thing about is the slots are far more limited, and you have to pay 3 months up front. I'm not sure what the refund policy is if you use it for a month, then cancel so there's that to think about.
Bat Box from (Hetzner too expensive for my needs).
I'd rather run it locally but I'm limited my 12mbps down and 1mbps up. The seedbox has better upload/download speeds, it's on 24/7 building ratio on public trackers, excellent customer support and has a bunch one-click download apps.
Good ideas all around from everyone in regards to this...
I believe that moving forward that if I make a recommendation of a particular provider it will include a disclaimer of any affiliation I've had with said vendor(s) in the past.
I believe in being impartial and try to give multiple vendor suggestions when sought out by users.
I've been around for some time so I've been a customer of many (well over a dozen) providers and have actually had good experiences with all of these vendors and will continue to suggest them with a disclaimer.
Just for full disclosure I'm currently running a dedicated Leaseweb server from Seedhost that has been tuned by both /u/niayh and /u/jackalblood.
I've been a full paying customer of:
and a few others I've probably forgotten about over time.
Looks like a good service, but I'm confused about which service to go for. Is the bandwidth shared? , for example, offer 10Gbps but it's shared with the whole server. Oneprovider offer 2.5Gbps (for €11) but don't mention if it's shared. Overall they're potentially offering a better service than here (speed + storage)... seems too good to be true!
Can confirm this as well. I bought a server and their speeds do vary quite a bit. Last night I was pulling about 1.2MB/s on 2 files via SFTP, other nights I can max my shitty FTTN connection (around 38Mbps).
I've also tried Feral, and PulsedMedia. PM had the worst speeds imo. and Feral were around the same, with being more consistent. I am on the west coast for reference.
I use Ultraseedbox right now, they're smallest plan (7€/1GBPS down /150MBPS up/2TB Upload/300GB HDD) which is a pretty good deal.
Their costumer service may not be as quick as Whatbox but for half the price I'd rather save that money, haven't run into any troubles.
Also take a look at and , haven't used either but they're great if you need faster speeds and still cheaper than Whatbox. If you only need the essentals and not to fast Speeds I'd go with Ultraseedbox, if you need the basics + fast speeds I'd go with Seedhost, if you need Plex I'd go with .
Just three reccomendations though, there are lots of other providers out there who all have there (dis)advvantages.
With your budget you got tons of options both with dedicated and shared.
With regard to shared consider the usual suspects:
These are all reputable providers and are well within your budget.
If you want high performance dedicated see u/andy10gbit
Other dedis include , Oneprovider, hetzner, . And many more.
My recommendation for you is to grab a inexpensive box to try out fx SH8 from . Or a box from , and take it from there.
Used both. Speeds on were much more impressive. was hitting 50Mb/s upload whereas was hitting 200Mb/s, even though advertises double the bandwidth of .
Even if the torrent have 3000 seeders but you are in the Philippines and no one is around you seeding the same file, you will end the same speed.
As one of the comment here is just get a seedbox. I got one from and the torrent speed is effing awesome. Of course the problem here is how to get those files from your seedbox and sometimes I just stream it directly using Plex.
Fair enough, now this answers why Ultraseedbox increased the pricing of unlimited plans. have been around for a while, now this new pricing and plans seems to be very hard for them to manage or it taking a lot more work to manage. Sub has always been used for roasting I agree with that, people need to understand why unlimited is not always the best. Altho with all those new users in last few month we can rewind back around 5 years..
I really appreciate what you are doing here. My suggestion is you can add in a few providers that offer refunds for unused server time or full refunds. Two that come to mind are and .
I took a seedbox on
It varies by host. But like others have said, giving root can cause issues for the host and when some of these companies offer below $10EU plans, it is not worth it to let people run amok. which was mentioned does not give you root, but they have a crap load of apps that many people want root for so they can be added. And if you want root, there are plenty of dedis that fall in the cheap range from Kimsufi, and Oneprovider that you can constantly fiddle with, break and then fix yourself.
Q1: , feral, seedhost,eu are all good starter companies.
Q2: Yes, that means you can delete files that you no longer need you will just have 60GB of space.
Q3:You will get the file on your hardrive by downloading it via ftp or http. The download speed will depend on your internet speed and the location of the server.
Q4: Depending on the server and the configration you should be able to download other files as well with the command "wget".
A seedbox may be the answer, usually used for torrents, you pay for a service so it's not running in your home.
I've not confirmed but I've read these seedbox providers can add bittorent sync if you ask
You can check if there's one already installed by doing "ps aux | grep plex" via SSH. If you get a whole bunch of lines returned, someone is already running it and you won't be able to.
Other providers who offer (guaranteed) Plex:
I know for a fact that offers a 'shared' instance, which is somewhat limiting. I'm not sure about ByteSized, but SeedStorm offer a 'dedicated' instance.
Or.. any slot from any decent Seedbox Provider is more than enough for the average user :)
You don't really need a Dedicated Server.. although it's definitely very very nice lol
Most seedboxes with Plex generally start around the 10-15 USD range. It also depends on where you live, certain seedboxes stream faster than others. I live on the US West Coast, and my favorite seedboxes streams from Netherlands just fine surprisingly, however, my secondary NL seedbox has terrible Plex streaming.
The reason I use is a seedbox is because my ISP caps my up and down data a month to 1TB, so I can offshore my uploading while keeping only my bandwidth for downloading only. My favorite so far is , however it is a bit more on the pricier end, but I've had amazing performance from California. My second recommendation would be Feral if you live within the UK, the best part about feral is no bandwidth cap, so people like me can build ratios on private trackers with ease.
I was on Bytesized for close to a year, loved their service, but then their download speed fell drastically.
Seedboxes is great in terms of speed. Only problem I have is whenever I download something, it always seems to create 4 additional files (, index(1).html and so forth). No problems other than that.
It has Plex support. But as someone pointed out, the setup is box supported, not account. So Plex goes through Seedboxes into your account. Also, you can either stream stuff directly from your downloaded directory with no metadata (it'll display the actual file name), or move downloaded files to a specific folder to have Plex fetch metadata. Contents are automatically updated on Plex every 2 hours, or you can manually update them from the control panel (it takes about 2 minutes to update). Speed and quality are great.
> The Seedbox
Awesome offers yet a bit expensive though.
> Or.. you can get a good Dedicated Server ~$15-30 USD/month and a great one for ~$30-60 USD/month
Their offers are awesome, especially the Kimsufi. However, KS-1 is not available. KS-2 is a bit expensive. As far as I know for OVH and Kimsufi, you have to be a citizen of such countries. They require citizen IDs or something.
Ik heb zelf een contract gehad bij een particuliere seedbox in het buitenland.
Het voordeel hiervan is dat we alle 5 onze ratio goed kunnen houden, omdat onze accounts van elkaar downloaden. Nadeel is natuurlijk dat we sommige films dus 5 keer aan data hebben staan op de server! Maar met 9 TB is dat meestal geen probleem.
De meeste seedboxen hebben (S)FTP toegang, en soms ook Plex. Zo kan je vanuit thuis je films afspelen direct vanaf je seedbox.
I'm currently using on their legacy 600GB.6TB Plan, but the problem is I never fully cap the 6TB upload, I think I might switch to Whatbox since I live on the US West Coast and Plex streaming from NL can be glitchy sometimes. Does anyone know how good their VPN is? Where the nodes are located? And what kind of maximum down/up speeds I can expect from my 200mbps connection? provides a VPN 50miles from me and I'm able to 100/200 Mbps while using it. I just want something closer to me so IP transits aren't terrible.
There are a lot of seedboxes that offer this to some degree and others with root access you can do what you want.
has sabnzbd setup with a click of a button. I use this often b/c of the speed I get there vs my ISP.
has VPS seedbox with root, so you can install anything you want.
There are many more that do this. But imo, I'd get a seedbox with root access and just install what ever you want on it.
Feral may have unlimited bandwidth but the peering is not so good on the capacity slots; I get double the upload on my new seedbox. and seedhost are the fastest I've tried and the best bang for the buck (chmuranet also gets great rep) and the feral/whatbox ssd slots are fast but don't meet your storage need and are probably unnecessary.
With that amount of HDD:
Seedhost (I got SB1 plan myself 5.5TB HDD in Raid0, easily pushing 350mb/s)
OR if you willing to pay more to get an SSD to race (normally 10+ feral users...) then Chmuranet has had good reviews from current customers. Good luck.
I know at least enough to get a script like the Seedbox From Scratch up and running on Linux. I'm not too noobish and with that it'll be pretty much set. If problems arise I'll be on my own but in 5 years with Feral and about 6 months with I've used the ticket system / irc help once so I should be good.
Also don't worry about the length. I appreciate how thorough it is :)
Thanks for letting me know about Dediseedbox too. They have some affordable deals with a faster uplink so they're looking really interesting...
has been great so far for me, having used a Bat Box for the previous month. I haven't had any issues with the disks being hammered and Plex transcodes without any issues. I also have Sonarr, Radarr, Jackett and Tautulli configured correctly, with Nzb360 to forward requests to Sonarr/Radarr and to monitor the torrents from my phone. Speeds are not the best for racing on higher end trackers such as PTP, , etc as the seedbox is shared with other users but I'm usually capping out at 160mb/s on IPT.
A seedbox makes ratio-worry a thing of the past :)
The next time there is FL of any kind, download every single one to your seedbox and seed forever = buffer :)
Also.. with or without a seedbox, do the following to increase your ratio:
I can't find a FUP but their ToS is broad enough to let them do whatever with their "unlimited" but definitely limited service.
>System Resource Usage
If 's system administration team determines that a customer's account is utilizing an unacceptable amount of system resources, may temporarily deactivate the account in question. If 's staff deems necessary, an eviction notice may be sent to the customer of an offending account providing them with ten (10) days in which to either upgrade to a dedicated server or locate a new provider. This only occurs in extreme cases.
> will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of this provision. Because of the nature of this provision, each account will be considered and analyzed individually.
A shared seedbox is easiest. It's already configured and you just go at it. With your budget you could afford a dedicated server which I would recommend but because you want easy, then shared is probably better for you.
would offer a good shared slot at your budget and they are pretty fast for being shared.
You can try it for a week and if you don't like it, just cancel and get a refund.
Also, having a Mac is irrelevant. It's actually easier to control a seedbox on a Mac than windows because Mac is more similar to Linux than Windows is.
If you can swing it, I highly recommend Feral. I am testing a few seedboxes like Feral, , and Whatbox. If I didn't use Plex, Feral would be my choice. Feral's reroute tool worked really well for me and boosted my fTP transfers to my house.
They offer unlimited but there is a limit on the amount of premium transfer that is included with each plan during your billing cycle.
After you exceed this unpublished limit (I can't find it anywhere) your switched over to their volume network for the remainder of your billing cycle.
Their site states that highly traffic consuming accounts will rarely be switched to their volume network.
If I'm reading your request correctly then most likely you want to setup autodl to grab certain releases.
has a small tutorial on their kb on how to set it up on your seedbox.
I would also search the sub here on past tutorials posted on how to setup and configure autoDL to grab just the releases you want from certain trackers.
> System Resource Usage
>If 's system administration team determines that a customer's account is utilizing an unacceptable amount of system resources, may temporarily deactivate the account in question. If 's staff deems necessary, an eviction notice may be sent to the customer of an offending account providing them with ten (10) days in which to either upgrade to a dedicated server or locate a new provider. This only occurs in extreme cases.
> will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of this provision. Because of the nature of this provision, each account will be considered and analyzed individually.
There been cases where users got their seedbox account terminated or intentionally slowing the speeds of the seedbox to 1-2 mbps , after just a few TB of transfer. Just search on reddit.
I’m kind of jumping between old companies I used to be with years ago and was someone who I was with for a longtime around 5 years ago and they are coming up next at the end of this month. I wonder what is the number for their premium traffic? 2TB? 3TB? 4TB? Would be nice to know
Since the changes, has gone to the dogs. Their specs are a lie.
I had so many good times over the years. But the last was atrocious, and they had nothing but excuses & pointing the finger elsewhere.
Thanks a lot!
Unfortunately I don't have any payment option to get a box at Hertzner. So I can't go with that one.
I just send /u/wbuddha a message if there is space for their VPS. It sounds really good to me!
One thing tho, what is the usual speed people are getting when everybody (most users) are downloading? Do you happen to know that? I also asked it wbuddha.
I have heard of and I know that they offer unlimited bandwith for only a X amount. But to be honest the fact that Plex doesn't get capped sounds really good!
One thing I would really wanna know here is, what would the upload transfer speed be with the volume network? Because to be honest I dont need 100 MB/s uploading speed.
has a guide to attach google drive to plex with there service. Easy setup I don’t know if you picky about transcoding. You will transcode a lot using there service since you are located in the US. The guide is easy to follow through.
Like others have said, your best bet is probably dedicated server but you could also try to see how they work for your needs and refund if you are not satisfied. For ppl that don't need that many transcodes: I used Bytesized too and was very happy with it (best UI, pretty fast support, performance) but in the end I switched to SH because like OP I needed more storage. For less money I got more of the stuff I actually needed (2x storage) and the performance is just as good.
I'm in two minds with Feral. If I went the SSD option with them I face having no outbound traffic during peak times. Whilst researching them I found very little information to actually describe how often this could be. I am also not sure how many users I would be sharing the link with.
Hetzner offer dedicated seedboxes where the user may determine what's inside of them and they are better than the ones provided by . I have a shared seedbox (I share my bandwidth with other users) with 1tb, 20Gbps and many one-click apps such as Jackett, Sonarr, Radarr, Ombi, Tautulli, etc. Despite sharing bandwidth, my highest speeds have been over a 1Gbps. 1tb is fine for me as I don't hoard data and delete stuff upon watching it. However, I have tb's worth of media on my G-Drive.