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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 tunnel 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 use the SSH tunnel to get into it. Below there are articles how to make an SSH tunnel and configure a web browser to use it:
SSH tunnel basic configuration
SSH tunnel basic usage
When you have configured the ssh tunnel and your web browser to use it, please use your local URL in your web browser to connect to your local plex installation.

2. When your plex interface loads, go to the „Settings” → „General” and fill in your plex account details. Firstly, you need to sign in to your plex account. If you don't have a plex account you need to create it.

Shared seedbox plex configuration


Shared seedbox plex configuration 2

3. Now when you have signed in to your plex account, go to the „Remote Access” (1) settings.

Shared seedbox plex configuration 3

Under „Server Mapping” tick „Manually specify port” (2) and write your plex port there (3). Your plex port is in your plex URL after the colon ( : ). In our example URL is 127.0.0.1:30200/web so plex port is 30200. Now click „Apply” (4). If everything is OK you will get info „Fully accessible outside your network”.

Now your plex is accessible outside the server network, you can access it with your plex URL in your web browser (without the SSH tunnel if you have used it to configure plex) or with your plex account from any of your devices.
If you have used the SSH tunnel to get into your local plex installation, you can disable it now and disconnect your SSH tunnel as plex is accessible outside the network.



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