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The Best Seedboxes Of 2016

by Grey One •

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What is a Seedbox?

A seedbox is a dedicated, high-speed server. Most people rent seedboxes to achieve very fast torrent transfers. Not everyone needs a seedbox — if you share a lot of files, and want to get a good ratio on on a private BitTorrent tracker, consider getting one. Seedboxes also avoid ISP throttling and bypass eavesdroppers like the RIAA or MPAA.

Personally, I find it easier to download directly from Usenet.

Recommended Seedbox Providers

Today, there are many seedbox providers — most are run by individuals or tiny companies. These seedboxes have some of the best feedback from customers:

  • Rapidseedbox: This provider allows unlimited traffic and offers a good range of features. A bit pricy. Dedicated servers in Franch or the Netherlands.
  • Feral Hosting: This reliable provider offers large storage space — about double what you get elsewhere
  • Seedhost.EU: Another reliable provider — good support and service

Someone did a comprehensive speed comparison test of various seedboxes here.

More Details

In general, Seedboxes make use of the BitTorrent protocol for uploading and downloading torrent files. They are connected to high speed networks — you can expect a throughput of 100 Mbit/s up to 10 Gbit/s.

Once the files are downloaded to the seedbox, they can be downloaded to a a personal computer via the HTTP, FTP, SFTP, or rsync protocols.

Expensive seedboxes may provide VNC connection, or remote desktop protocol on some Windows-based seedboxes. This allows many popular clients to be run remotely. Other seedboxes run torrent-specific software including web interfaces of popular clients like Transmission, rTorrent, Deluge, and μTorrent, as well as the TorrentFlux web interface clients.

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  1. Francis

    Hi Greycoder!
    I like to share my experience to all for who searching cheap and reliable seedbox.
    I try all of them , Some providers are too costly because of more diskspace and more speed like Gigabits Per Second.
    But i am just a seeder but everyday i upload 10 torrents in all torrent sites, i find more and more keywords in net like cheap seedbox? but i never find anyone, somedays after my friend recommend me SEEDGEAR.
    i visit their site , its just simple html5 site, i order $4 Box, i got login details with in 30 Mins, i think they don’t have automatic setup script :D,

    they provide below details in my mail

    FTP, ruTorrent, Deluge (Wow) and OpenVPN Details and Links
    First i run ruTorrent speed is pretty good
    Deluge also working smoothly
    FTP – Its works fine but not great like other providers (because of they have own datacenters)
    Openvpn – connected instantly like hideme.vpn and cyperghost premium service

    Overall this guys doing magic through cheap bucks.
    $4 is not cost as a Seeder for Month, i like very much their VPN and ruTorrent , its works like a charm , who provide good vpn for $4??? No one.

    I recommended Seedgear, if you are medium seeders and relax seeding habits, but not for Professionals

    My Rating for 10
    ruTorrent 2
    FTP 2
    Setup & Support 2
    OpenVPN 2
    So 8/10

    Francis

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  3. Milos

    I would recommend Rapidseedbox, they have unlimited bandwidth, you can DL both from private & public trackers, and they have really good support.
    + They are cheap

  4. Me

    Before semi-retiring & trying a bazillion different seedbox companies, this is what I wound up using:

    The best, bar none, for full setup:

    xirvik.com the dolphin or what series
    perform well, great support including a shoutbox built in to the torrent client. Expensive, but you get what you pay for. Does not have the ‘instant setup’ but most orders completed within 12 hours. You will NEVER see an account setup like these things. Again, not cheap by any means.

    2nd would be seedboxes.cc

    Instant setup, good speed etc. easy account setup/access/etc. Not an unlimited bandwidth. Friendly customer service. Overall good experience. NOT inexpensive.

    2rd is my “I need a bunch of cheap space” one
    Which was box4seed. Ran well, uber cheap & seems to be having a major “Ah, crap” moment. I’ve got one box left online out of ehhh dunno 7? that are still online as of the date of this posting & there’s a problem with their PayPal. I’m raiding that last box for what I can pull off of it, transferring to a long term storage box.

    I’ve tried a gazillion (give or take =) ) box companies, before semi-retiring from major upload status, and the upper two have been my best running boxes. Xirvik by miles, to see the interface is like ummm 😐 something.

    YMMV etc etc blah blah etc again.

    ‘chicken

  5. Jai

    Name: Seedgear Seedbox
    Speed: 100Mbit (max. 35MB/s down and 25MB/s up)
    Support: very good
    GUI: rtorrent
    Speed of GUI: Fast
    Package: Starter
    Price: $5.99 (Rs.420)
    Overall rating:7/10

    I got this Seedgear Seedbox (india) for 5 days to test it and to do the review. The setup time was extremely fast. I was able to use the VPS seedbox in less than 30 minutes. The box is shared with max 12 people and max 3 users per HDD. You get 1.5GB RAM.

    The download speeds were amazing. Max was about 35-40MB/s, and the average @10-15MB/s. ANd the upload speeds were also very good. I saw a max. speed of 25MB/s, but usually it was around 5-10MB/s. I uploaded a torrent and i was seeding it for a whole hour at speed 20MB/s. The box has irssi plugin installed. I tried downloading through normal RSS and irssi, and both is working well. I downloaded small — link removed — 0Day torrents in seconds! (look the screenshot below). I uploaded about 300-400GB per day and a total of 1.5TB+ in just 5 days.

    The GUI is working fast, although sometimes it had some problems and was running a little slow, but overall is good. The disk speed is good, sometimes everything freezes when deleting large torrents and then you have to wait for a minute or two.

    Support is very good. I had a problem so i wrote to them and i got the response in an hour and they solved my problem soon after that.

    They Provide Seedbox from $2..

    Excellent Service..

    URL : http://seedgear.online

    Location Country : Chennai, India

  6. helloworld

    Feral Hosting — i contacted there support i believe i got the owner what a jerk i didn’t understand that i had to micro manage the computer resources and he said it was supposed to be common knowledge…yeah…

  7. David

    I use Feral Hosting and I have been happy with them for a year. I want to ask the community a question if I may. I use a VPN to connect to my seed box, the torrent download is very fast and I am pleased with Feral Hosting on this issue. However, when i connect via FTP (Filezilla) lately i get very good download speeds than slow to 180kbs from 1.4 Mbs. IS this a function of the seed box or the VPN/ISP provider.

    D

    1. Wilson

      I am less than happy with them, as every time I remove stuff to stay in my limit it gets taken by other users on the slot because they refuse to use proper disk management.

    1. Alex

      I used to use Ultraseedbox for about a year, until their FTP download speed dropped from 1 – 2 Mb/sec to about 20- 40 Kb/sec (!!!). Each time I contact their customer service they ask me to check the download speed at various locations and then send them reports, which I do. Then they recommend me to connect via proxy which does not work. Then I contact their customer service again and they again ask me to check speed at various locations, etc., etc. They totally ignore my letters and respond with the ‘canned’ messages. All that for $30 a month? Forget it, I’m shopping around for a better service and better deal.

      1. Adam

        I had the same exact issue with their FTP transfers. The box would download/upload torrents at amazing speeds but as soon as I tried to download anything to my PC via FTP the speeds dropped down tremendously to the point where it was taking multiple days just to transfer a file. I filed a few tickets asking them what’s up, ran their “speed tests” and got told they’d switch my server around but none of that ever happened. They were also really good at promising things then never following through on it, constantly telling me day after day that my request would be done within the hour, within the day, within the next day, etc. I am no longer with Ultraseedbox and I am now shopping around for someone who isn’t flaky.

      2. stan

        i have had similar rotten experiences with several seedbox hosts. i think they intentionally give new users good speeds so that you hand over some cash, and then the service takes a serious nosedive. i cannot believe that it has been a coincidence each time it has happened.

  8. Panos

    Meggafast are a scum. Do not use them or you will have daily problems!!!

    Problems all the time on torrents not downloading whille there were seeders and their reply was ” this is on a public server we can’t help”

    Then rutorrent was unable to connect and they said the configuration files were missing (i didn’t delete them) and they didn’t respond if they would fix it or not. Their next step was to also block the sftp account so i ended up paying them for nothing and cancelled my subscription

    Waiting to see if my money will be refunded or not… JUST KEEP AWAY FROM THEM!!!!

    1. jewad

      My payment was always on the 4th which was their deadline. They were paid through paypal on the 4th at around 2pm but they had already cancelled my subscription. Took the money and the support was so rude. Looking for a new seed box now

  9. Minh

    You can use Seedbox hosting of SSdapp. I’ve been using for a year and I feel very good quality.

    Their SeedBoxes come with unlimited bandwidth and upto 400GB of disk space, FTP and HTTP access with fully encrypted connection. Server located in France and USA.
    Price start from €5.99

    1. DukeBlues

      I made the mistake of getting one of there boxes. It took over a week for them to get my order right and to get the password and IP right so I could access my box. They set me up three different times before I could even get into the box with the information they sent me. I kept all the emails and tickets between me and them if there is any question to what I am saying. I will never use these guys again and would not give them any kind of positive feedback.
      Duke.

    2. andy jay

      do not use ssdapp.com there scammers i ordered a vps from them for a dedi seedbox i ordered it 2 days ago and still not setup was supposed to be instant. there support is non existant i got one reply in 30 hours about the vps not setup with a reply saying we have escalted this to second line support lol dont exist never heard of a company that pass from one support agent to another lol not unless its a technician thats dealing with it lol. ive been using vpses for over 8 years now with virpus and trust me i know there support can be bad at times but at least they do fix the problems!!

      STAY AWAY FROM SSDAPP.COM as you will just be giving them your money for nothing!!!

      This is no joke they are real scammers so i found out the hard way and now currently opened a request with paypal to try get my cash back its not alot but its not the point.

    1. DukeBlues

      I took your advice and checked out Box4seed.com. I like what I saw and have sent an email for additional
      information. If I get the answers I am lookin’ for, I too will be a Box4Seed client.
      Thanks,
      Duke

      1. Narcosis

        for the first month everything was good, but now, they have problem with my server and i lost ALL my files.

        they are taking over a week to reply, i’m still without access, and they charge me for the next month, but i still don’t have access to my old server or to a new one…

    2. Narcosis

      the first month everything was ok, but they have a problem with my server and i lost all my files… they offer me another server with the promise to try to recover my files… a week later, i’m still without access to my old server or the new and i’m not getting any reply from them… and of course, they charge me for the next month…

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