Want a small seedbox on your server ? It’s really not complicated, thanks to Transmission.

First step, install it using your OS package manager

Then we need to stop the deamon to configure it.

To edit the configuration file (vi FTW):

Here is a list of important values to change. You can find documentation about the configuration file there.

Configure the firewall so we can actually access the web interface and send/receive packets. Be sure to set it up regarding the ports you entered in your configuration file.

Now, time to start the daemon again

To access transmission web interface, use your server IP address

http://1.2.3.4:8353/transmission

And you’re done ! Easy, isn’t it ?