Tuesday, January 1, 2008

What is a seedbox?

FAQ

What is a Dedicated Server? A dedicated hosting service, dedicated server, or managed hosting service is a type of Internet hosting where the client leases an entire server not shared with anyone.

What is a Seedbox? Is bittorrent terminology for a dedicated server that is used to upload and download torrents. Seedboxes are usually purchased by uploaders and torrent communities to get the latest content at high speeds.

How do I use the dedicated server/seedbox? A Dedicated Server/Seedbox is very simple to use, once you have purchased and fully paid for the dedicated server/seedbox, the service provider will send you the following:

* The Server IP Address
* The Server Username
* The Server Password


Using these things you can log on to your server using remote desktop.
You can download RDP at: Download Here
(Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) is a multi-channel protocol that allows a user to connect to a computer running Microsoft Terminal Services.) You can access remote desktop on your Windows PC by going to:

1. On your home computer, click Start, point to All Programs, and then point to Accessories.
2. In the Accessories menu, point to Communications, and then click Remote Desktop Connection.


Then type the IP Address for the Server provided by the Hosting company, click connect and you will be taken to a log in screen, similar to the OS the server is running. Log in and that is it, you now have access to your server.


Hosting Companies


Dediboxes

What is a dedibox? A dedibox(s) are dedicated server that are hosted by Dedibox.fr. Dediboxes are dedicated servers that you have root access to but the network on which it is connected is shared. Dediboxes are connected to a supposed 300Gbit network, but due to the many subscribers, dediboxes which are advertised as 100Mbit Unmetered will only guarantee you 30Mbit Unmetered. The only time users report reaching 100Mbit Speeds is while connection to another user on the dedibox network.

Dedibox.fr Resellers/Affiliates:

* Dediboxinternational.com
* BestofData.com
* Dedihostplus.com

(there are more, but these are the main resellers/affiliates)


Dedibox.fr

» CPU VIA 2Ghz - 1024 MB RAM - Hard drive with a 160 GB capacity
» 100Mbit/Sec unmetered bandwidth.
» Several Operating systems available (Ubuntu-Server, Debian, Fedora, OpenSuse 10.1, Mandriva, Gentoo 2006, CentOS 4.2, Slackware 10.2, FreeBsd, NetBsd, OpenBsd)
» Some desktop software (Ubuntu-Desktop Dapper, Kubuntu-Desktop Dapper, Xubuntu-Desktop Dapper)
» Unlimited technical support
» Remote manager
» 5Go Security Backup
» Own Server Monitoring
» automatic material diagnosis
» Rescue system

29.99 € /Month

Dediboxinternational.com

» CPU VIA 2Ghz - 1024 MB RAM - Hard drive with a 160 GB capacity
» 100Mbit/Sec unmetered bandwidth.
» Several Operating systems available (Ubuntu-Server, Debian, Fedora, OpenSuse 10.1, Mandriva, Gentoo 2006, CentOS 4.2, Slackware 10.2, FreeBsd, NetBsd, OpenBsd)
» Some desktop software (Ubuntu-Desktop Dapper, Kubuntu-Desktop Dapper, Xubuntu-Desktop Dapper)
» Unlimited technical support
» Remote manager
» 5Go Security Backup
» Own Server Monitoring
» automatic material diagnosis
» Rescue system
45.00 €/Month *Note Price Changes Often


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Bestofdata.com

GENERAL INFOS:
Processor: VIA C7 2.0 GHZ
Disk space: 160GB SATA2
RAM: 1GB DDR2 400MHZ
Bandwidth: 100Mbps Unmetered
Managed: NO

PLAN PRICES:
Monthly - : $59.95
No hidden costs, No setup fees, Free support
30 Minute activation (When servers are in stock)
Windows Server 2003 Web Edition: $20 / month
Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition: $30 / month
Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition: $45 / month
DirectAdmin control panel available for Debian, CentOS & Fedora: $14 / month
Additional HDD, RAID0 or RAID1 (Debian & Ubuntu only): $20 / month

ADDITIONAL DETAILS
Full Root access.
2 free OS reloads per a month.
Rescue mode (A small network OS where you can make changes to the partition, OS, etc...)
Automatic reboots via web interface.
Web MRTG.


Dedihostplus.com
*Note Windows OS is included

France Unmetred Box
100mbit Unmetred
160gig hard disk
1024mb DDR2 Ram
VIA C7 2Ghz
$100 Per Month


Dual hard disk box
100mbit Unmetred
2x 160gb hard disk (Combined 300gb)
1024mb DDR2 ram
Via C7 2.0ghz
$120 Per Month

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Note: For all Dediboxes, fee apply if you want to run a Windows OS, they only provide linux OS free.

Also note that these Dediboxes are not that strict about running torrents, but if they catch you due to excessive use or abuse of bandwidth they will close your dedibox without refund.

Dediboxes also have random checks and police raids.

Ive Had Dediboxinternationa, Bestofdata, and Dedihostplus, if you enable encryption and keep the bw below 3TB a month it gives you a better chance under to keep under the radar.


DEDICATED SERVERS/SEEDBOXES

The Following are my Top 5 Choices for Best Dedicated Servers.

Number 5: V E C T O R A L

I personally havent used this company, but i have heard nothing but great things from them. They too offer cheap, reliable servers at competitive prices.

Dedicated Servers

Server: 4.5/5
Network: 3.5/5

NUMBER 4:M O X I E H O S T I N G

Moxiehosting understands that customers are unique and therefore they provide true flexibility in a wide range of server options and upgrades with realistic pricing. The Network is never oversold ensuring everyone has the bandwidth when they need it. They offer unmetered bandwidth as well.

Dedicated Servers


Server: 4.5/5
Network: 4.5/5



Number 3: L A Y E R E D T E C H

Hmm, layered tech one of the best server that i have ever used, i dont think there was a time i didnt max out my speed, with their 100Mbit i could easily reach 11-12 mb/s. They have a great turn around time, i got my server in less than 5, 6 hours.

Dedicated Servers


Server: 4.5/5
Network: 5/5


Number 2: S O F T L A Y E R

This is probably one of the best server that i have ever used, Softlayer is the best of the best, nothing more to say, maxed out connections 24/7. Note Softlayer is the most expensive server ive purchased only because i upgraded to a higher bandwidth and network speed. You have got to purchase one to know how amazing their server and network is, the speeds are phenomenal and the service is phenomenal. This is why ScT, FTN, FSC, all Top site uploaders and torrent sites purchase SoftLayer, because your getting what you paid for.

Server: 5/5
Network: 5/5

Number 1: L E A S E W E B

This is the best hosting company, why else would torrent sites such as TL and SCC host there. They provide excellent support and excellent dedicated Server service. They have top-notch servers with one of the best network, you will get great speeds no matter what.

Dedicated Servers

Server 5/5
Network 5/5

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Update: 21/04/07


HONOURABLE MENTION SERVERS/SEEDBOXES

* FDC Servers
* Giga-International
* NetNation
* Shinjiru
* Net Access Corporation


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ECONOMIC SERVERS/SEEDBOXES

* CoreNetworks
* Hosting-IE


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Well i hope you had as much fun reading as i did writing and i hope this helps you make the right server choice.
For More Information also check WebHostingTalk Forumsthey have great info and many users that can answer your questions if im not available.


Hope u like it. Retired this from SuperTorrents

12 comments:

boxbox said...

Great info on the seedbox. What we also need is users input. I am also looking for a good and cheap seedbox.

Anonymous said...

Hey there, great post.

There are also some companies like Seedbox Hosting that have everything setup for you, leaving you with nothing to do but login and begin downloading from a web based interface.

Bob Prost said...

http://www.myseedbox.info - Unlimited Bandwidth seedbox hosting. I highly reccomand them! Took them less than an hour to have everything up and running. So far I have uploaded 300 gigs in about 5 days!!!

TheKillerSeedBox said...

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wewillhostit said...

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John said...

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Jay said...

For a seedbox I use a VPS I rented from Accurate Hub. Works well so far!

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