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What is a seedbox?

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A seedbox is a private server connected to the internet that is used for uploading and downloading files.

Seedboxes generally make use of the BitTorrent protocol for uploading and downloading,

A seedbox is a rented space on a server to upload/download to an external location, the files can then be transferred to your home computer safely.

In community there is a section here where members offer to share space on their seedboxes. Be sure to read each member's requirements and rules.

Related threads:
Thread: Seedboxes
Thread: **Seedbox, FTP, and ratio info-thread!**
Thread: Tutorial : SeedBox
Thread: SeedBox Chat
Thread: What Seedbox service do you use and why? V2

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FAQ: What is a seedbox?

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Anomolous30.01K
Look here:
https://kat.cr/community/seedboxes/
where members share space on their seedboxes.
Each has their own rules and requirements, so be sure to read carefully.
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Anomolous30.01K
Some members share space on their own seedboxes.
https://kat.cr/community/seedboxes/
Each person has their own rules. Be sure to read carefully.
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AyrtonCar2740
Thanks for pointing that out. It's probably not something I would have thought to check. Also-making sure you read the "fine print" is not just good advice here. It's a good idea in any situation.
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I4AP13.1K
is there an option of "free but limited" seedbox on the internet?
Any free seedbox is going to have serious drawbacks. they're not likely to be secure, reliable, fast, or any other quality seedbox customers look for in a provider. many are just scams. the decent free ones don't stick around long, for obvious reasons... you cant keep give away free accounts without the service suffering. For the cost of a latté you can get yourself an introductory seedbox. I revitalised an old thread in the seedbox forums where users can compare past and present plans: Thread: What Seedbox service do you use and why? V2 . If you really can't afford anything, many users share seedbox space for free, though some users will cap the file-size, only seed to a certain ratio, or impose speed restrictions, but hey its free. Just make sure you read the rules first. I share space on my personal seedbox and our release-group box: Thread: Applied Piracy Seedbox Accepting Requests: 10 Gbit/s + Unlimited Bandwidth
also, how to save these torrents against DMCA?

Uploaders can create a "Releasers Thread" where they can post their torrents and
torrent hashes. Even if your torrents get taken down, the other users can still download by using the hashes. https://kat.cr/community/releasers/

Last edited by I4AP, 3 days ago

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how to save these torrents against DMCA?

I forgot to add—for those who don't know—you can find the hash of any torrent under the "Technical" tab, below the tracker info. Once a torrent is deleted, by the uploader or by DMCA, the technical tab is no longer visible unless you are KAT staff with Moderator status or higher. If one of your torrents was DMCA'd, you can ask a staff member for the hash or use Keka_Umans178.95K amazing tool to grab magnet links and torrent hashes of DMCA'd torrents!

http://kekasworld2.comli.com/KAT/DMCA/

Last edited by I4AP, 6 days ago

Wow! A real pointer this is!
Thanx I4AP13.1K !

is there an option of "free but limited" seedbox on the internet?
i'll be seeding myself for sure, but i'm planning to upload some heavy torrents in the future.

also, how to save these torrents against DMCA?

Thanx in advance!
I don't know about that. Ask in the community. Maybe something in here:
https://kat.cr/community/seedboxes/
is there an option of "free but limited" seedbox on the internet?
Any free seedbox is going to have serious drawbacks. they're not likely to be secure, reliable, fast, or any other quality seedbox customers look for in a provider. many are just scams. the decent free ones don't stick around long, for obvious reasons... you cant keep give away free accounts without the service suffering. For the cost of a latté you can get yourself an introductory seedbox. I revitalised an old thread in the seedbox forums where users can compare past and present plans: Thread: What Seedbox service do you use and why? V2 . If you really can't afford anything, many users share seedbox space for free, though some users will cap the file-size, only seed to a certain ratio, or impose speed restrictions, but hey its free. Just make sure you read the rules first. I share space on my personal seedbox and our release-group box: Thread: Applied Piracy Seedbox Accepting Requests: 10 Gbit/s + Unlimited Bandwidth
also, how to save these torrents against DMCA?

Uploaders can create a "Releasers Thread" where they can post their torrents and
torrent hashes. Even if your torrents get taken down, the other users can still download by using the hashes. https://kat.cr/community/releasers/

Last edited by I4AP, 3 days ago

Wow! thanx for the detailed explanation.

As i said, I'm planning to upload some heavy stuff and won't be online 24x7 to seed it.

I really needed some quick links to services which i can afford.

Thanx for helping me I4AP13.1K and Anomolous30.01K for all the details. I'll read them tomorrow and start preparing for massive uploads!
BonnyM_142439 The most affordable, non-scam plans I could find for a 10 Gbit network with great 24/7 support is with SeedHost. They allow public trackers, don't care about piracy, and you can upgrade at anytime. I can personally vouch for them because my first seedbox was with them. They don't offer unlimited bandwidth, but I see you only have one upload so far so that won't matter for now. The cheapest plan is 5 euros (5.45$ at the current exchange rate) http://www.seedhost.eu/seedboxes.php
If you need an unlimited plan the cheapest plan is FeralHosting.com who I can also vouch for because they are who I use now—as well as most other uploaders I've spoken with.

Last edited by I4AP, 3 days ago

Thanx I4AP13.1K !

I've come to know that FeralHosting.com is one of the most popular option here. I'll be sure to keep them as my option once I figure out a way to pay monthly!
Excellent reply I4AP13.1K
And great that you put it here in the comments so everyone can benefit from it.

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Thanks for pointing that out. It's probably not something I would have thought to check. Also-making sure you read the "fine print" is not just good advice here.
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Is it worth getting a seedbox to improve my torrents that I upload?
That's up to you. It should give you better speed and a little more anonymity. If you get a seedbox because your are concerned about your security, you should also get a VPN and connect to the seedbox through your VPN only.
Even if you are online 24/7 and have a relatively fast connection, your upload speed will not be anywhere near what you would get with a seedbox (10 GBps or higher). In my experience, the number of seeds (and therefore the speed) of even the most popular uploads starts to plummet after as little as a week.

As an uploader without a seedbox, you'll start getting complaints from grumpy leechers about slow download speeds—even for "healthy" torrents that may be seem to have sufficient numbers, but lacking the speed necessary for large files. Next you'll get reseed requests through the site. Eventually, you find you are the only one seeding your torrents cause most people are either lazy, selfish, oblivious, or all of the above.

If you care about the health of your torrents and/or about maintaining your reputation in the community—and the fact that you're an uploader and asking these questions is a good indicator—these things probably matter to you. Uploaders are expected to maintain a minimum of one seed per torrent. It is mandatory for Verified Uploaders and one of the things KAT staff look at when a user is nominated for "Elite Uploader Status".

Personally, I got a seedbox because I'd invested too much time into my uploads to let the torrents die, and my home internet connection isn't fast enough to seed files larger than a few hundred MB.

Last edited by I4AP, 3 days ago


very Helpful..tnx!rock
thanks for explanation
Didn't get it. What is it exactly?
A seedbox is a dedicated computer with a fast connection that you use for torrenting. Usually it's hosted remotely (not at home) and for security you connect to it with SFTP, VPN, or a proxy.
Heres a thread covering the basics:
Thread: Seedboxes
Another thread with basic FAQ info
Thread: **Seedbox, FTP, and ratio info-thread!**
Here is a Tutorial Thread
Thread: Tutorial : SeedBox
Here is a thread for seedbox discussions
Thread: SeedBox Chat
Here is a thread for comparing plans:
Thread: What Seedbox service do you use and why? V2
Thanks very much. I'll add these to the FAQ.

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