Create your own free seedbox
In this Tutorial we will see how to create a free seedbox to seed our torrents 24/7 without keeping our computer on thus saving light bills as well as our bandwidth . As torrent helps lot to get content from movies to software or apps for smartphones
Before we start we will need a few things . Make sure you have the following with you :
- Dropbox : https://www.dropbox.com/
- A Torrent client which will be used to create our main torrent file . For the sake of this tutorial i will use BitTorrent , you may use uTorrent or other Torrent client .
Now you need to follow these easy steps to create a free seedbox .
- Take the files that you wish to share with your friends and upload them in the “public” folder of your dropbox account .
- Next , right click on it and select Dropbox > Copy link to get the direct download URL .
- Now simply open up BitTorrent or whatever you have and create a new torrent . Select your files . In the trackers list , you may add some public trackers you know ( Search in google ) or leave it at default . Now , add the public download URL from step number 2 into the web seed box . Remember , do not check the Private Torrent checkbox and now wait while BitTorrent creates your .torrent file .
READ : Make sure DHT network and local peer discovery are enabled in options -> preferences->BitTorrent .
Done , now give your .torrent file to those whom you wish to share your content with and then they will download the shared files from your free seedbox .
Disadvantages of using DropBox as a seedbox and finding a better alternative :
- Dropbox will seed your torrent only when there are no seeders . If someone is seeding your torrent then dropbox will not seed it , thus your download speed will now depend on the other seeders .
- Also note that using multiple DropBox account is useless for this method .
Now to defeat all the drawbacks of DropBox we will use a webhost or a shell account . Both webhost and shell account can be obtained for free . ( Search in google for free webhost or free shell account and you will find many )
I will use my webhost 3owl.com because it supports SSH access and has a cpanel . If you are using some other host then don’t worry because the steps are going to be same 🙂
Now just like we previously uploaded our files in “public” folder of DropBox , this time we will upload our files in public_html folder of our web host .
- Just to avoid any problems make sure that you delete the .htaccess and default.php from your webhost account .
- If you are uploading files that can be opened directly in the web browser like .pdf and images then you need to add these files into a ZIP archive , otherwise webseeding will fail and your free seedbox will be unable to seed your torrent.
- Also , you cannot seed an entire folder , instead ZIP the folder and then upload them on the webhost/shell account .
Now we need to create our torrent just the same way as we did in the DropBox method above , the only change we need to do is to put our webhost URL including the http:// part in the webseed box instead of the DropBox direct download URL .
See the image below to get a clear idea :
Done ! Now click on create torrent and once your torrent has been created , give it to others and check if they can download your files from your free seedbox .
Otherwise to test it yourself just copy the .torrent file and paste it in some other directory . Next delete the original ( Non copied ) torrent file and its data as well . Now go to the new directory and run your copied torrent . Check if the torrent works and whether you can download files from your free seedbox directly .
BONUS : You may create many webseeds by creating more accounts and uploading the file to all of them . When you do this remember that you need to add all the webseeds URL at the time you create the torrent , otherwise the free seedbox will not seed the torrent from other webseeds .
In the link below i have included a test torrent that i created to just show you that this method really works . Now try to download the small zip file from my free seedbox .
Test link : http://10gb.3owl.com/My_test_torrent.torrent
I hope you were able to create your own free seedbox without any problems , but if you couldn’t then don’t worry , we are here to help you , just drop a comment below and I will try to solve your issue as soon as possible .
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