Typical seedbox would be
Depends on the seedbox provider, but usually you would upload torrents to the seedbox and the seedbox would download/upload the torrent based on whatever ratio settings you have set.
The content would sit on the seedbox (until you delete it), then you have download it from the seedbox to your home either using HTTP(S) or FTP(S).
The advantage of this is that you do not have to upload to maintain ratios on private trackers and the seedbox can bring down content faster, which you can download at a later date which doesn't ruin your ratio. Also it makes it harder to be tracked.
Depending on the seedbox provider, you can either have a entire machine and 100mbit or 1000gbit connection to yourselve (higher price) or you could have a slot on a machine, where you share the connection with other people (cheaper price but inconsistant speeds if everyone is doing a lot of traffic when you are).
My seedbox uses a sharing/community type system, therefore everyone has their own private tracker account (they all use the same tracker but any private tracker is fine) and they can put whatever on the seedbox (up to 5TB of data). Everyone can see what is on the seedbox and download it using HTTPS/FTPS.
I use this model because it saves a lot of bandwidth because people tend to watch the same TV shows/Movies etc. We aren't into to make money just cover our costs therefore we can provide good/faster service at a good price point.
We have a lot of automation on the seedbox, a lot of content is automatically downloaded and automatically deleted.
We have a site which allows you to add names of things you want and the seedbox will automatically pull the content down when it shows up (will not download anything from the past).
Though there are some restrictions with this model
- The ratio that torrents will stop uploading at is 2:1.
- You cannot delete things when you want, they are automatically deleted after 2 weeks if you dont tell the seedbox to keep the content for longer, maximum is 60 days then its removed automatically.
- Your restricted to features we provide, you can make feature requests.
- Your at the mercy of the administrators, say you put anything from say a public tracker, it will alert us and you will get banned no questions ask, share your login details with others, it gets audited at end of month you'll get a warning then banned if you do it again etc.