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Plex configuration on shared seedboxes




In this article we describe how to configure plex on our shared seedboxes. There is a small difference between seedboxes with vnc access and without it. Customers with vnc access can access their local plex installation via VNC while customers without it need to use the SSH to get into it.

After plex installation you will receive 2 URLs, for example:

Plex URL: http://server.seedhost.eu:30200/web
Plex local URL: 127.0.0.1:30200/web

The first one is local URL where you need to configure plex so that it will be accessible from outside the network.

The other one will be used to access your plex with your web browser outside the server network.



1. If you have a seedbox with VNC access, connect to your VNC. Open a web browser and use your local URL. Below yo can find an article on how to get connected with your VNC:
VNC how to get connected

If you don't have VNC access you need to proceed with the steps below.

Windows

If you have installed Linux subsystem on your Windows you can use the steps below for OS X and Linux. If you don't have it installed you need to use putty, download it and start.

Plex putty configuration

1. Please put your server hostname here, you can find it in your manager.
2. Name it the way you want.
3. Now save this session.


Plex putty configuration 2

1. On the left menu expand "SSH" and choose "Tunnels".
2. Your plex port, plexport is a number after the colon ( : ) in your plex URL. For example the local Plex URL is:

127.0.0.1:31333/web

your plexport is 31333 .

3. Tick like on the screenshot: Auto and Local and in Destination add 127.0.0.1:plexport .
4. Click on the "Add" button.

Plex putty configuration 3

1, Now on the left menu go back to "Session".
2. Make sure that your session is chosen.
3. Click on Save, it will save the whole configuration to this session.
4. Now connect to your seedbox shell.

When you are connected with the server via SSH, open your web browser on your PC and go the Plex local URL

127.0.0.1:plexport/web


and proceed with point 2.




OS X and Linux with built in SSH

Open the terminal and use the following command:

ssh user@server.seedhost.eu -L plexport:localhost:plexport


Where the user is your seedbox username, server.seedhost.eu your seedbox hostname, plexport is the number after the colon ( : ) in your plex URL. For example the local Plex URL is:

127.0.0.1:31333/web

your plexport is 31333.

When you are connected with the server via SSH, open your web browser on your PC and go the URL

localhost:plexport/web



2. Proceed like on the screens below.

Shared seedbox plex configuration


Shared seedbox plex configuration 2


Shared seedbox plex configuration 3

Shared seedbox plex configuration 4

Shared seedbox plex configuration 5

Shared seedbox plex configuration 6

Fill in your plex account details to claim the server. If you don't have a plex account, you need to create one.

Shared seedbox plex configuration 7

When you log in with your plex account details, wait a while (up to one minute) and under Remote Access you should get a green tick and info that the server is accessible outside the network. It means that your Plex is ready for use. You don't need to use your local URL anymore (logout from your SSH session now) and y
ou can access it with your plex URL in your web browser or with your plex account from any of your devices.

If you have any configuration problems, please open a ticket and we will help you with it.



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