What is a seedbox?

Nowadays people are concerned about their privacy online whilst downloading torrents.

And so they should be, with huge corporations monitoring peer-to-peer traffic and log every internet activity of yours.

A Seedbox, combined with the right set of tools can provide a solution to your concerns.

You may have heard the term .seedbox. and been left wondering.

.What is a seedbox?..

So, what is a Seedbox?
A seedbox is a remote server at a high-speed data center with a public IP address that is used to safely downloading and uploading files using torrents at very high speeds.

These speeds range from 100Mbps (8MB/s) to 10Gbps (1250MB/s). People with access to a Seedbox can download these files to their personal computers anonymously.

Simply put, you get a share of a computer that has a super fast internet connection. The sole function of this computer is to download and upload torrents. There are numerous benefits to downloading torrents using a seedbox. This article will explain why you need a seedbox.

 

How to use a Seedbox
Each Seedbox has one of more torrent clients with web user interface that you can log into via any browser where you can control your Seedbox remotely.

In the interface, you can load torrent files or torrent URLs and once loaded they will start downloading immediately and will seed the torrent afterward, once again, remotely with no tracks to the local desktop IP of the Seedbox user.

Once the torrent has downloaded on the Seedbox, it.s hosted there waiting for you to download it whenever you wish.

Downloading is commonly done via an FTP or SFTP connection to the Seedbox using an FTP Client (We recommend FileZilla), some Seedbox vendors also provide an HTTP file browser that allows you to download files from the Seedbox via a web browser.

Either way, this prevents any torrent traffic from coming from your home internet connection but instead, you only initiate legitimate FTP/HTTP traffic that your ISP (Internet Service Provider) should permit.

What you get from a Seedbox


Now that we.ve answered the question .What is a Seedbox?. we can proceed and explain why it.s really awesome!

High speed downloads


Seedbox allows you to download at unprecedented speeds. Seedbox server is inside data centers that have incredibly fast connections to the internet. You can get seedbox with connections that range from 100Mbps to 1Gbps.

The connection of a 1Gbps seedbox is so incredibly fast that the hard disk is actually the limiting factor on the download speed because of the write speed of the disk. Some providers now offer SSD seedboxes in order to enable even faster speeds.