With the spiraling popularity of private trackers, dedicated servers from OVH, LeaseWeb and other providers are being snapped up at breakneck speed. As you?re probably aware, many of these buyers split up the box into multiple accounts, and throw on a torrent client such as TFlux, uTorrent WebUI or even wTorrent - effectively becoming ?resellers? of the original dedibox. Competition for your dollars has never been higher, which is why seedbox sales & services have popped up around just about every corner of the interwebs. The old adage YGWYPF still applies, but there are some sweet seedbox deals if you know how (and where) to look. Here?s 10 inexpensive seedboxes that just about anyone can afford, starting at under $10 a month.
ProSeedbox is one of two seedbox providers in the list that offers the wTorrent GUI (a web interface for rtorrent) which is extremely efficient for both transfer bandwidth and server resources. ProSeedbox?s most affordable plan is just $9.90 per month for an unlimited and unmetered 100 Mbit connection which is shared with a maximum of just 2 users. Sounds too good to be true? Maybe. The catch is, there?s a limit of just 5 torrents and 10 GB drive space on this ?Economic Plan 10?. Got an extra $10 to part with? Upgrade to their Plan 20 (20 GB storage, 10 torrents). ProSeedbox even offers a server with a shared 1 Gbit connection; as expected it?s not for everyone at $149/mo. In any event, for under $10 a month there?s no reason why anyone can?t own their own seedbox
SeedBoxSales offers an unbelievable array of torrenting options, including a uTorrent dedicated seedbox for just $49 (250 GB storage/unlimited & unmetered 100 Mbit connection). But SeedBoxSales? most affordable option is their $9 per month shared ?simple? TorrentFlux plan which comes with a 3-torrent limit & 10 GB storage on a shared 100 Mbit line. FTP access is included, and monthly transfer bandwidth is unlimited
SeedBoxSales also offers 1 Gbit unmetered dedibox (Intel Quad 6600/4 GB RAM/250 HDD) for $115/mo.
Seedbox.me has five different TorrentFlux plans, all of which are on unmetered 100 Mbit lines. Their "Orange Seedbox" package comes with a 3 active torrent limit and 5 GB storage for just $10/mo. All accounts come with both HTTP downloading (via TFlux) and FTP access, and all are unlimited bandwidth. Looking for a little more? Seedbox.me?s ?Blue? seedbox comes with 5 active torrents and 10 GB storage.
Aside from being currently sold out of their popular $7.65/mo. plan (sold in 3 month blocks only) TorrentFluxHost has some other great deals. The catch is, there?s limitations on the upload bandwidth (per torrent) on many of their packages. The TF-5GB package, as guessed, comes with 5 GB storage, 5 active torrents, unlimited bandwidth; however, each torrent is limited to 100 KB/s upload rate (for an overall 500 KB/s for all five torrents maximum). More per-torrent bandwidth can also be purchased, but it would appear that the TF-10GB plan for $11.95/mo. would be a much better deal (2,000 KB/s total torrent upload limit).
LeaseTorrent?s pricing hasn?t changed in almost a year, and continues to be a popular choice for frugal seedbox shoppers. Their £3/mo. (GBP) "1 torrent, 5 GB storage" option is currently (again) sold out, but you can get on their waiting list here. It?s cheap, and here?s why: The upload bandwidth is capped at 300 KB/s, and the torrent will only seed to a 100% (1:1) ratio. While not a great idea (on it?s own) for buffering accounts at private trackers unless you purchase extra upload GBs, sold in blocks of 50 GB for an additional £2.5. Still, for a grand-total of £5.5, you just may be able to fix that crappy What.cd ratio, as long as you select the right torrent. Additional torrents can also be purchased.
SeedBox.fr probably offers one of the most affordable multi-torrent seedbox packages we?ve ever seen. For just ?3 (Euro), users get 8 GB storage, 3 active torrents, 1 FTP account and unlimited bandwidth on a 100 Mbit (shared) connection. For ?9, users get a substantial upgrade in service with 30 GB storage, 15 active torrents and 5 FTP accounts (what for?).
Seednet.eu offers very affordable VPN-style shared seedboxes that come with root/VNC access and a Control Panel (we like this!) that start at just £12/mo. (GBP). Each account comes configured with wTorrent webGUI, with rtorrent as the client backend - to start torrenting, users simply need to set up a username and password at the wTorrent GUI. Seednet?s £12 package comes with a maximum of 4 users per server, 50 GB storage, 100 Mbit connection, unlimited monthly bandwidth, unlimited FTP accounts, and even the ability to add websites on the server. Can?t beat that!
SeedBoxWorld serves up a variety of plans including special deals (check out their order page). For £10/mo. (GBP), users get 4 active torrents and 30 GB storage (in contrast with their basic plan for the same price which comes with 5 active torrents and a smaller 20 GB drivespace). "All our seedbox accounts come with full unlimited transfers on 100 Mbit lines, no catches no gimmicks."
BioHost.info offers a $4/mo. seedbox, without any limitations on the number of active torrents. So, what?s the catch? - their cheapest "Cardboard Box" plan comes with just 1 GB storage. What?s remarkable is, apparently all accounts are on a shared 1 Gbit connection (sounds too good to be true, but see below). Now, if only BioHost would switch from TorrentFlux v2.4 to TorrentFlux-b4rt, then we?d have a winner!
At last check, TorrentSeeding.com only offered one plan and it was sold out (keep checking back for more plans coming soon). EDIT: Apparently it?s available now. They are OVH Kimsufi resellers, with 6 users per server. For $12.99/mo., you?ll get an impressive 40 GB storage, 6 active torrents, FTP access, and unlimited bandwidth on a shared 100 Mbit connection.