Why my Seedbox is slow?

In this article we'll dive deeper into reasons that may cause slowness in your Seedbox speeds and performance.

Updated over a week ago

If you wondered why your Seedbox is slow, you came to the right place.

Upload speed depends on a lot of factors. From our end, short fluctuations of the network connection will also in a turn cause a sudden drop or burst in speed.

If they occur, they will be short-lived and will stabilize in just a few minutes. If a serious drop in network speed happens, we always get a report of this incident so we can respond and resolve the issue at the soonest possible time.

Seedbox Statistics

To monitor your speeds for the past days, please use the “Statistics” tab from your Control Panel and choose the time span from a few hours to a few days. Click here to learn how to monitor your Seedbox speed.

It’s a good idea to check the speeds on a daily basis rather than in an hourly time span considering temporary fluctuations that happen during some hours of the day.

Demand and Peering

A few other things that affect your speed outside our scope are the demand of the torrents and the peering from your tracker.

A decline or increase in speed for a torrent in a matter of a few days to a week is quite common.

If you are seeding new torrents, the demand from peers is very high and the response of your BitTorrent client will be to connect and seed data as much as possible.

After a few days, a lot of your peers will become seeders themselves thereby increasing availability and greatly decreasing demand.

Server Downtime

One important factor from the tracker side is the downtime of their servers.

This may not mean the complete unavailability of the tracker.

A lot of times, only a few torrents experience peering issues for a few hours. Hardware used on servers have their own limits and handling hundreds, if not thousands of torrents daily will surely bring temporary issues to trackers.

A combination of other little factors that contribute to variations is speed. If you feel the overall usage of your seedbox is very slow, let us know by opening a ticket in your client area.

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