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Beginner's Guide

So, you've paid for your seedbox and may not know how to use your seedbox to the fullest. Well, fret not!

Account details

Please look on your dashboard for "Box details". We will go over all the items on here before dealing with the main items.

Example of box-details
  • Server

This is the hostname of the server that your box is on. If you want to use your own FTP client this is what you use to connect to.

  • Username

Your login name to our website and the server you are deployed on. Please note that this is case-sensitive and should always be all lowercase for FTP and other services

  • Usage

The current disk-space usage of your box. It gets this data from your server when you load the page.

  • Webui-port

This is the port number that your Deluge Webui is running on, the connect link will open your Deluge Webui. (or other client if you selected an other one)

  • Daemon-port

This is the port your Deluge is running on, the actual headless program that does all the downloading for you. You won't need this most of the time.

  • Application-password

This is the password you use for FTP,SSH,VNC and deluge. The password you choose when making the account is ONLY used to log into the website, no where else. Please make sure to type it manually and try to copy+paste it before opening a ticket that it doesn't work. When you copy+paste, you may get an arbitrary space so it is always best to type it out. Try to find a pattern in your password so you can memorize it. It can also be useful as a strong password for other places if you add special and numeric characters. There hasn't been one valid case of a wrong password to date.

  • VNC Port

This is the port your vnc is running on.

  • VNC Display

Some VNC clients require not the port but the display value.

Account information

Your account comes with a few things you should know about.

  • Deluge
  • FTP
  • VNC
  • SSH

First and foremost, you do NOT have to do anything server side.

Deluge

Deluge is our main client but we support other clients as well. If you need to change, please look for the appropriate guides in the wiki section. The main method of managing your client is though the WebUI. You can access the address by clicking on the 'connect' link located on your dashboard. Bookmark this for convenience. If you choose Deluge when making your account the link is in this format: http://box.bytesized-hosting.com:xxxxx/ If Utorrent: http://box.bytesized-hosting.com:xxxxx/gui If you decide to change clients at anytime, the 'connect' link will not change. You'll have to manually change this yourself so you can access the webUI.

A secondary method is through a VNC which will be expanded upon below. Lastly, you can set up deluge locally to remotely manage your slice. "Settings up a local deluge to manage your slice":/wiki/setting_up_remote_deluge If you want to learn more about how deluge works you can "read this article":/wiki/deluge_explained.

Deluge is set to download to the "Downloading" folder and moves it to "Completed" upon completion. You will have to change these settings if you plan to cross seed or recheck a torrent. Please try to keep the number of torrents you're seeding at a resonable number as you are sharing the box with other people. If you have a large amount of torrents, it will cause the WebUI to slow down and potentially crash.

FTP

With the use of a FTP client, this is how you will transfer files between your computer and the server. You can read more about "using FTP here":/wiki/howto_filezilla. Also look at ["this wiki regarding ftp speeds" http://bytesized-hosting.com/wiki/omgitsslow] for suggested clients and ways to improve your speeds.

VNC

VNC is a way to remote control a computer. You can remote control your box and access some options in Deluge that are not present on the WebUI. If you need to use a browser, open Google Chrome (it's already installed) but do not leave it open. Also, do *NOT* install Flash, Firefox or any other program. If you need to install something, visit the IRC channel or send a private ticket so it can be done for you assuming it is not resource heavy. You can learn how to connect to VNC by "reading this article":/wiki/vnc_help.

SSH

Some seedbox providers do not offer shell access, but we do. Shell access allows you to perform some interesting actions and is mandatory for troubleshooting if you ever visit the IRC. Look at the first part of "this guide":/wiki/irssi+screen to access your slice via SSH. If you're interested in using your seedbox as a proxy, look "here":http://filesharefreak.com/2010/03/22/how-to-create-a-ssh-tunnel-through-your-seedbox-ip-proxy-for-your-home-pc/

We'd prefer if you continue reading on with this "wiki":http://bytesized-hosting.com/wiki/bluecrystals_guide_to_bytesized. Feel free to look at the other wikis created by our other customers. Visit the IRC if you have any problems. There's no need to ask if you can answer a question yourself.

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