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Discussion in 'Servers and Enterprise Solutions' started by Rensin, Mar 2, 2019.

  1. Rensin

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 15, 2008

    Posts: 1,106

    Hi,

    I've never used a VPS or similar before and this is only thing I can think of setting up.

    I share my emby server with family (only 5 users) along with sabnzbd, they basically watch/download what they want whenever and stream from my home. (Larger files are streamed from gdrive which I upload manually via browser)

    Problem is I need my upload connection at home more now so was thinking of setting up a VPS and installing sab on it and upload from the VPS to gdrive so they can stream from gdrive rather than me directly.

    Are there any VPS which a quite straight forward to setup and also have access to a web browser? (I prefer to manually upload to gdrive so I can sort files myself before uploading)
    Only needs 80-100GB storage as files will not be stored on there
    I have very limited Linux knowledge but looking about Windows OS are quite expensive.

    Cheers.
     
  2. randal

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 1, 2006

    Posts: 12,022

    Take a look at Digital Ocean. I got $100 of free credit recently on a new account which equated to a good few free months.

    Also I used them a few years back to host web, mail and Teamspeak services and they we're very reliable.

    Just make sure you whitelist IPs using their firewall service, or firewalld/iptables on the droplet.
     
  3. Ringiho

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 8, 2008

    Posts: 1,357

    Location: Basingstoke, Hants

    Vultr is another Digital Ocean type option.
     
  4. Rensin

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 15, 2008

    Posts: 1,106

    Cheers guys,

    I'll take a look at both
     
  5. Avalon

    Mobster

    Joined: Dec 29, 2002

    Posts: 4,261

    Ignoring my opinion of emby for a moment, Hetzner is from €3/m for an NVMe based VPS with shared 10Gb uplink, but if you have GSuite, then use the $300 free credit with GCE. As for ‘manually’ doing anything, that’s a lot of work, seriously consider automation and watch rather than doing manual imports etc.
     
  6. Rensin

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 15, 2008

    Posts: 1,106

    I tried Digital Ocen and seems a 2 Vcpu is not quite powerful enough to run Sabnzbd? ... CPU seemed to be at 100% usage constant.

    @Avalon

    I also tried to sign up at Hetzner, provided my photo id as requested but was rejected? and now seems my ip address is blacklisted.

    Not sure why as I used my home details and a full scan of my driving licence.

    Any others which are capable of running Sabnzbd?
     
  7. Avalon

    Mobster

    Joined: Dec 29, 2002

    Posts: 4,261

    Did you use a VPN? If you have GSuite and haven't used the free credit, then i'd start with that, you can fill up gdrive very, very quickly like that.
     
  8. Rensin

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 15, 2008

    Posts: 1,106

    Not 100% on the VPN, I usually disable it when using bank card but may of forgot.

    I'll see if I get a reply from the customer service email

    Will go and check out GCE now.
     
  9. Rensin

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 15, 2008

    Posts: 1,106

    thanks, have GCE setup with 4Vcpu & 4GB RAM and is running perfect.

    I prefer to check everything that is downloaded for picture quality or if there are any Repacks/Propers than I will replace the originals with these, yes I know Sonarr ect can do this .. my family have only just got the hang of nzb360 :rolleyes:

    On my homeserver everything runs automatically which is what I'll continue to use at home.
     
  10. Rensin

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 15, 2008

    Posts: 1,106

    @Avalon

    Is it ok if I drop you an email mate?
     
  11. Avalon

    Mobster

    Joined: Dec 29, 2002

    Posts: 4,261

    Go for it... Just remember I reserve the right to bill you for therapy if it’s nudes ;)