When I started the seedbox review site I wanted to make the the ultimate authority for seedboxes on the internet. I wanted to pool together an exhaustive collection of user reviews because personal user experiences give a much better insight into a seedbox.
In case you didn’t know a seedbox is a service that allows you to download and upload torrents through a thirdy part service, some might know them as a torrent host or a VPS seedbox. You might want to use a seedbox VPS if you are an avid file sharer and want to seed torrents or if your ISP restricts bit torrent traffic.
A seedbox is known as torrent hosting and allows you to seed a little bit faster to gain upload credits with private torrent trackers.
Seedboxes vary a lot in service, some offer truly unlimited transfers without capping speed or connections. But there are some services which limit connectivity.
This website was created in order to review all the various seed boxes on the web, to help you differentiate the best boxes from the rest.
I want to make the reviews on this site completely impartial and free from bias. All reviews are done independantly, I take out a 1 month trial with each seedbox, which is fully paid for with my money. They are not aware that the box is intended for review, so the seedbox is exactly the same service and support as a typical customer seedbox.
Unlike other seedbox review sites, I don’t just write up the list of features and specs of the seedbox company and then recommend the seedbox that pays the biggest commission. I actually use seedboxes daily, and thoroughly test drive the seedbox to report back how it actually performs.
For the sake of comparisons I will take out a seedbox in the $10 range, $10 is the typical price most people pay for a seedbox. The seedbox is then filled up daily or every 2 days with fresh torrents from the homepage of various tracker until the storage is full. I monitor the UL and DL regularly and save the stats.
I check for plugin installation, in paticular I check for plex & openVPN.
For a seedbox to be crowned the best seedbox, it can’t just be down to my personal opinion. So the review system factors in user reviews into the ranking algorithm as well. Each user review is weighted equally as the editorial review so it’s a truly democratic process. This is unique to this site as I want to truly offer impartial reviews to rank the best seedboxes.
Seedboxes tend to use a lot of storage on the servers, case in point on a simple $10/month plan on Dediseedbox; you’ll get a whopping 750GB disk space. For the server to provide backup it will require a lot of background resources to move large amounts of data onto storage as well as use up a lot of disk space.
Seedboxes are value-driven and have to provide the best bang for your buck. So if seedboxes were to provide backup, their costs would be a lot higher.
Besides, torrenting technology, by virtue means that you can recover all your data back as long as you have a .torrent file saved somewhere. If your downloads are critical to you, then save your .torrent files in cloud storage.
A managed seedbox is a seedbox where all, or part of the seedbox is managed by the server, which includes (but not limited to) maintenance, setup, security, complaints. Usually, support goes part en parcel with managed seedboxes. The drawback with managed seedboxes is that some features may be restricted. Case in point, plugins may not be installable, so you can’t customise the service. Some seedboxes allow you to have a degree of customisation, and provide wikis on how to go about doing so.
Unmanaged seedboxes are a different beast. You will get an empty server to pretty much install, and configure the seedboxes the way you want. You’ll be given root access which comes with responsibility; you must secure it, ensure the programs are updated and ensure software and plugin are compatible. Unmanaged seedboxes are best left alone for novice users.
At seedbox reviews all the services provide managed seedboxes at the core and most also provide unmanaged services as well.