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qBittorrent

The qBittorrent project aims to provide an open-source software alternative to µTorrent.

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Screenshot of qBittorrent

How do I access qBittorrent?

qBittorrent will be available from your dashboard (https://<username>.elfhosted.com>), or directly, at https://<username>-qbittorrent.elfhosted.com

How do I use it ?

Can I use public trackers?

Yes. To avoid abuse, all our VPN clients require you bring your own VPN credentials, which are then attached to your app pod - the torrent client won't start unless the VPN is connected. Thus, you can use public or private trackers.

If you don't already have a VPN, we've found Private Internet Access (PIA) to work very well - including automated port-forwarding.

Use qBittorrent with MyAnonamouse (MaM)

MaM has particularly stringent rules regarding the source IP of your traffic. Since our torrent clients already require a VPN connection, we comply with the one-IP-per-account rule, but since VPN IP changes when the pod restarts, we've had to make some allowances for updating your "dynamic seedbox IP".

Here's a thread in the MaM support forum illustrating how to integrate ElfHosted apps with MaM.

Alternate themes

Our qBittorrent apps include the popular VueTorrent alternative theme, which can be enabled in by setting "Use alternative Web UI" to /vuetorrent as illustrated below:

Set alternative WebUI in qBittorrent

Using ephemeral /tmp

qBittorrent can be configured to download torrents to one location, and then move them to another location upon completion. This can alleviate disk I/O constraints during the initial download process, speeding up the overall download and reducing resource usage.

Our qBittorrent pods are provisioned with a 1TB, HDD-backed, ephemeral /tmp volume. Ephemeral volumes only exist for as long as the pod is running, and so while unsuitable for long-term storage (because they are recreated upon restart), they are ideal for temporary, I/O-heavy operations like torrenting, unpacking, uncompressing, etc.

To use the 1TB ephemeral /tmp volume with qBittorrent, configure Options -> Downloads -> Keep incomplete torrents in to /tmp, as illustrated below:

Using /tmp in qBittorrent

What happens if my pod restarts before a download is completed?

Then the contents of /tmp will be lost. Restarts will be infrequent, occurring at most once during the maintenance window. Provided you don't have any in-progress torrents when this happens, you won't be affected. This design won't suit users who download large torrent files with few seeders over several days, but it does offer considerable advantages to speeding up small, discrete downloads.

qBittorrent also works with

How do I get support for qBittorrent?

  1. For general use of qBittorrent, refer to the official site or to one of the links below.
  2. For specific support re your ElfHosted configuration / account, see the ElfHosted support options!

You can contribute directly to the development of qBittorrent using the following:

qBittorrent resources

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