Not everyone needs a seedbox — many people are happy downloading directly from Usenet. However, you may want a seedbox if you share a lot of files, or want to get a good ratio on on a private BitTorrent tracker.
The Best Seedbox Providers
These are my recommended seedbox providers:
- RapidSeedbox offers root access and many apps available as “one click installs” including Plex and OpenVPN. Accepts bitcoin, 14 day refund policy. €15 euro ($18 USD) month-to-month. More details.
- DediSeedbox also offers OpenVPN and Plex as a “one click” install. Root access to your own VPS. Good disk space allowances (1TB with the $15 per month plan). More details.
What is a Seedbox?
A seedbox is a dedicated, high-speed server for downloading and uploading files. Most people rent seedboxes to achieve very fast torrent or Usenet transfers. Typically, you will see speeds from 100Mbps (8MB/s) to 10Gbps (1250MB/s) on a seedbox.
A seedbox also allows you to avoid ISP throttling and bypass eavesdroppers like the RIAA or MPAA.
Today, there are many seedbox providers — most are run by individuals or small companies. These seedboxes have some of the best feedback from customers:
How To Use A Seedbox
Generally, seedboxes are set up so that you can install Usenet and torrent applications quite easily.
Once the files are downloaded to the seedbox, they can then be downloaded your computer via the HTTP, FTP, SFTP, or rsync protocols. You can also directly stream the media from the seedbox with an application like Plex.