The Best Hosting Providers For Private Trackers

October 09, 09 by sharky   15,389  views  

One question we get quite frequently from readers is this: What are the best (safest) hosting companies in which to run a private tracker on? The answer is quite simple, really - one just needs to take a look at which hosting providers current trackers are using. Below, we list 200 popular trackers and examine who theyre hosted with. While the most obvious leaders would presumably be OVH and Leaseweb, the results are somewhat surprising - the number 2 provider that private trackers are using to host their sites turns out to be torrent-friendly Carat Networks.

About the data: We sampled a selection of 200 private trackers only; this is not an exhaustive list of trackers or hosting companies. Many popular sites are missing - either the data was inconclusive or we chose to omit them. All compiled data was tabulated from public websites:

• Summary at the bottom.

Private Tracker: Hosted On:
   
AceHD.net Carat Networks
Acetorrents.net Carat Networks
Acid / A-L Root.lu or Server.lu
All4Nothin.net Root.lu or Server.lu
Animatoonic.org Root.lu or Server.lu
Animebyt.es Carat Networks
Anirena.com OVH
Anontrack.org Limestone Networks
Appzuniverse.org ServerPronto
ArenaBG.org Neterra.net
Audionews.ru Di-net.ru
Awesome-HD.com OVH
BakaBT.com Leaseweb
BestMMATorrents.com Netdirekt.de
BestPokerTorrents.com Netdirekt.de
BitGamer.com OVH
Bit-HDTV.com Leaseweb
BitHQ.org Carat Networks
BitMeTV.org Cirtex Hosting
BitSeduce.com RapidSwitch
BitShock.org Giga-Hosting
BitSoup.org MoxieColo
BitSpyder.net Piradius.net
Blu-torrents.net OVH
BMTorrents.net ColoStore
Blackcats-Games Cirtex Hosting
BootyTape.com ServInt.net
Brokenstones.me Carat Networks
BTMusic.eu Endor.pl
CartoonChaos.org TrueServer.nl
Cheggit.net Niuhi.com
Cinemageddon.org Carat Networks
Cinematik.net PRQ
CoExist Carat Networks
Comic-Relee.ch Carat Networks
ConCen.org SPD Network
Dalinkis.net Netdirekt.de
Danivmed.org 1&1.com
Deepseek.net PRQ
Demonoid.com Colocall ?
Desi6.net WorldStream.nl
Desibbrg.com Giga-Hosting
Desirelounge.net Root.lu
Deviloid.net Leaseweb
Diablotorrent.hu Deninet
DidiDave.com MoxieColo
Diwana.org Leaseweb
Downrev.net NFOrce.nl
DutchRevenge.org MoxieColo
DVDrSource.org OVH
DVDSeed.org Leaseweb
DVDTreasure.eu Leaseweb
EbooksShares.org ExMasters
EbookVortex.net OVH
Elbitz.net Piradius.net
Ethor.net LayeredTech
Etorrentsmexico.com Leaseweb
Evopt.org OVH
Exdesi.com WorldStream.nl
Extremebits.org MoxieColo
Extremeshare.org Ecatel
Fat.lv IMHoster
File.lu Keyweb.de
Filelist.ro PRQ
Filelist.org Teneco
Fileporn.org Teneco
Filmdom.me Velcom
Freeetextbooks.com Piradius.net
FreeTheScene.net Leaseweb
FullContactZone.tv MoxieColo
FunkyTorrents.com Data-Xata
Gamato.info TrueServer.nl
GamesAccess.net OVH
Geotorrents.com Wanex
Gettorrents.org Leaseweb
Gigatorrents.ws Deninet
Glabella.org Santrex.net
Glorybits.org Root.lu or Server.lu
Goem.org Leaseweb
GrabThe.info Carat Networks
Greek-Tracker.com UnitedColo
Guiks.net Leaseweb
HDBits.org ServerConnect
HDFrench.com RapideNet
HDMe.eu Carat Networks
HDParadise.net Globotech
Heavens-Above.biz Keyweb.de
Hermeticos.org Carat Networks
Hey.Fux0r.eu Carat Networks
Hits4.us Root.lu or Server.lu
HQ-Films.ws Hetzner
ICtorrent.com Leaseweb
Ilovetorrents.com MoxieColo
Impulsive.hu Deninet
ImTorrents.com SoftLayer
Investingtorrents.com ServerConnect
IPTorrents.com MoxieColo
Jpopsuki.eu Hetzner
Karagarga.net Leaseweb
Learnbits.me Cirtex Hosting
Leechme.org Leaseweb
Libble.com Infinitie
Llywot.com OVH
Lztr.us MediaTemple
Leech.tenyardtorrents.com Leaseweb
Mazysmadhouse.net 1&1.com
Metalbits.org Carat Networks
Movie-hogs.info Leaseweb
Mt-fun.com EasySpeedy
Music-vid.com OVH
Myanonymouse.net Leaseweb
Mybadbits.org MoxieColo
Najnovije.net 24.ru
NHLTorrents.co.uk Serverboost
NTorrents.net Carat Networks
Nyaatorrents.org ServerConnect
Onebigtorrent.org Hetzner
OnlyDVDs.org OVH
Ozone-Torrents.org Downtownhost
Overtopropetorrents.com 1&1.com
Packme.in Root.lu or Server.lu
PassThePopcorn.org Carat Networks
Peerportal Piradius.net
PMTorrents.com OVH
Polishleech.pl Leaseweb
Polishtracker.org Leaseweb
Pornbay.org PRQ
Pretome.net SoftLayer
Ps2ptt.com Netdirekt.de
Psychocydd.co.uk TrueServer.nl
Ptfiles.net Carat Networks
PtN Carat Networks
Punkoiska.com Piradius.net
Purelivegigs.com ThePlanet
Pythons-Lair.com OVH
RaceThe.net Carat Networks
Racing-Underground Fasthosts
RadioArchive.cc Webfusion
Rautaportti.net ServerConnect
Reload-paradise.net Globotech
Revolutiontt.net MoxieColo
Rockout-boogie.com OVH
Satclubbing.info Infolink
Savethecoratee.org Carat Networks
SCC Carat Networks
Scenedirect.org Leaseweb
SceneHD.org Teneco
Scenesound.org OVH
Sciencehd.net OVH
ScL ExMasters
SceneRace.net OVH
Scene-rush.com OVH
Scenex.me Ecatel
SDBits.org RapidSwitch
Seductiongr.com Leaseweb
Shadowtorrents.com Leaseweb
Shnflac.net Leaseweb
SmokingInTheRain.us Cirtex Hosting
Sparvar.org Carat Networks
Speed.cd MoxieColo
Sport-scene.net Leaseweb
Sportbit.org Netdirekt.de
SQN Infinitetech
STMusic.org Portlane
StoreThe.net PRQ
SuperTorrents.org Portlane
Swebits.org Teneco
Sweninjaz.org OVH
SyncTheBits.com FDCServers
T3nnis.tv Leaseweb
Tapecity.org ServerBeach
TehConnection.eu Carat Networks
TheBox.bz Portlane
Thecandy-store.org Carat Networks
TheDVDClub.org Velcom
The GFT PRQ
TheOccult.bz Portlane
Thepeerhub.com Cirtex Hosting
ThePlace.bz Portlane
Thepokerbay.org PRQ
Thetorrentsource.org Leaseweb
TheVault.bz Portlane
TopBytes.net OVH
Torrent-Damage.net MoxieColo
Torrentech.org Serverboost
Torrentkit.com MoxieColo
Torrentvault.org Leaseweb
Torrentzilla.org Cirtex Hosting
Toxicj.net Slicehost
Tranceroute.com Infobox.ru
Ttoktv.com Leaseweb
TV-vault.org Carat Networks
UKnova.com ThePlanet
Underground-gamer.com Netdirekt.de
Unlimited-tracker.net Leaseweb
VIPmusic.org Leaseweb
VortexNetwork Carat Networks
Waffles.fm Portlane
Xtremewrestlingtorrents.net Root.lu or Server.lu
Zamunda.net Leaseweb

Summary of Top Hosting Sites For Private Trackers

Of the 200 trackers listed, heres a summary of the most popular hosting companies. Numbers in parentheses refer to how many times they appear in the list, followed by a percentage based on the total 200 sites.

  • Leaseweb (31) - Hosts 15.5% of torrent trackers in this list.
  • Carat Networks (25) - 12.5%
  • OVH (20) - 10%
  • MoxieColo (12) - 6%
  • Root.lu/Server.lu (8) - 4%
  • Portlane (7) - 3.5%
  • PRQ (6) - 3%
  • NetDirekt (6) - 3%
  • Cirtex Hosting (6) - 3%
  • Piradius (5) - 2.5%
  • Teneco (4) - 2%
  • ServerConnect (4) - 2%
  • Hetzner (3) - 1.5%
  • TrueServer.nl (3) - 1.5%
  • 1&1.com (3) - 1.5%
  • Deninet (3) - 1.5%

Quick Factoids:

Nearly 50% of the 200 private trackers in the list are hosted on just the Top Six providers above. Heres a few other tidbits:

OVH Many smaller and mid-sized trackers find OVH to be an adequate provider, regardless of recent shortcomings related to pricing & bandwidth limits on most newly acquired servers. If we were to have conducted this same study just one year ago, OVH might quite have been host to 20% or more of all private trackers. While the trend suggests that fewer tracker owners/sysops are using OVH to host their sites, OVH still remains a viable seedbox option to supplement the tracker.

Leaseweb Continues to possess a strong footprint in the torrent tracker market, despite prior problems associated with being known as a safe haven for torrent site hosting. Many public trackers refuse to host here, but private trackers still thrive.

Seedboxes Unsurprisingly, many of the top hosting sites for trackers are also the most-used providers for seedboxes, seedbox providers and resellers.

Trends Many new trackers tend to be using Carat Networks (Canada), Moxie Colo (Canada) and Root.lu/Server.lu (Luxembourg). Also, Portlane (Sweden) and PRQ (Sweden) are becoming popular choices.

Feedback is welcome! Perhaps well elaborate with a comparison of services & pricing in a future article.

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31 responses for this post

  1. 01   •   PTI Says:

    Nice list. Must have taken a good bit of effort to compile this list. I can see why the majority goes with leaseweb. They rock. Although OVH is still one of my favorites.

  2. 02   •   Velocityy Says:

    It makes me glad whenever I see that Leaseweb is considered a good host. Hands down, Leaseweb is the best dedicated server host out there. No wonder sites like TL and SCT host their sites at Leaseweb. :D

  3. 03   •   /*\ Says:

    Imo its a good list, but have you guys taken permission of Pvt trackers, before posting this article. I guess you havent, this might piss of some of the trackers. ;)

  4. 04   •   (.)(.) Says:

    This is public info, no permission needed.

  5. 05   •   splendor Says:

    Its funny so many trackers are still hosting on Leaseweb because officially (!) they forbid .torrent files to be hosted on their server, after pressure from dutch copyright agencies.

  6. 06   •   AzzA Says:

    good list :D

    glad to see carat networks is up there!

  7. 07   •   tadahhh Says:

    LeaseWeb have been turning a blind eye to the torrent sites hosted there, as long as nobody shoves it in their face

    Way to go shoving this list in their face

  8. 08   •   what is the point Says:

    thanks sharky for taking down all the sites and there hosts, is this stupid or what?

    U are just telling piracy companies where to look STUPID STUPID

    why dont u write something useful

  9. 09   •   dewey Says:

    @whatisthepoint:
    whats the problem? everyone can see this info. just install flagfox in firefox or copy the tracker ip in some geoip website to see where the site is hosted. i dont think the big problem of the piracy companies is to find out where the site is hosted ;) everyone can do this in seconds.

  10. 010   •   /*\ Says:

    tbh creating this type of article is waste of time imo. Why dont you write something which majority doesnt know? Like Scene stuff and etc lol you wont - coz you guys doesnt have guts to

  11. 011   •   PTI Says:

    @ /*\
    I dont think even the majority of of torrenters know which host their favorite sites use. Its no secreteyou could have done the very same thing, but Sharky actually took the time to do it.

  12. 012   •   abdu Says:

    what ever the web hosting service there are.. just dont go with the demonoid one.. they ALWAYS had maintenance issues or something.. just stay safe ;)

  13. 013   •   bloodmage478 Says:

    Carat Networks (Canada), Moxie Colo (Canada) and Root.lu (Luxembourg). Also, Portlane (Sweden) and PRQ (Sweden) are becoming popular choices.

    ???

    why would someone choose these ? prices are too high & too little options
    :(

  14. 014   •   king Says:

    You stoopid fucks @ 3 & 8. My god your dumb. @3, last time i checked pvt sites dont get pissed for running a whois or even fckin pinging their dns. @8, go to another p2p news site, please, your quite a dick.
    SiGh great article sharky, very informative! :)

  15. 015   •   lockerz.com invites at nowalright@live.com Says:

    Seriously all the info posted was public record posters 3,and 8grow up.

  16. 016   •   what is the point Says:

    no i wont its stupid, u might be able to get it but that is no reason to make it easier, at above u are only psoting to advertise your forum..

  17. 017   •   Thank you Says:

    i dont think these infos must be show .

  18. 018   •   reggi Says:

    What a useless list.

    You just did some copy&paste work with popular tracker IPS.

    There is NOW REASON why these Providers should be save in any way.

    A few Providers are really bad, like OVH, root.lu, Hetzner.

  19. 019   •   /*\ Says:

    @ king

    I bet your mother has a loud bark!

    @ lockerz.com invites at nowalright@live.com

    rofl man, Youre so old, when you were a kid, rainbows were in black and white. eh..?

  20. 020   •   Redeemer Says:

    OVH is not safe at all. I received DMCA, I had to take down the material.

  21. 021   •   bloodmage478 Says:

    guys .this list doesnt matter much , coz as far i know only leaseweb will be the only one which has a little traffic & bandwidth at a resonable price
    @03
    taken permission of private fuckers ??who cares.

    @06
    carat networks take a look at their products, u will go bankrupt

  22. 022   •   dvd Says:

    @21: if you dont follow the wishes of a private tracker, be prepared to be banned from it. Your choice.

    And as a general comment, Im sure sharky knows that by now. this IS public knowledge, but if any trackers as to be taken off this list, Im sure sharky would comply.

  23. 023   •   a/s/l Says:

    interesting article sharky. im surprised what.cd isnt on the list

  24. 024   •   McArty Says:

    Thank you, the article was very interesting, at least for me

  25. 025   •   abuse Says:

    bad effort

  26. 026   •   Poek Says:

    i personally dont want my site on the list, but i understand the point and desire for the list (and that i cant stop you, since its public info), we chose our host because a friendly tracker staff recommended it didnt know carat served that many of the other sites in the community.

  27. 027   •   George Says:

    I think people already did this to determine who hosts some of these sites hence why Carat is hosting so many now. They are definitely really good at what they do.

  28. 028   •   SpX21 Says:

    Oh ty SpX21 for giving us Carat
    Oh its my pleasure

  29. 029   •   hi there Says:

    bitmetv (and what.cd) are both xervecom.

  30. 030   •   ReeGed Says:

    Wow, all you whiners seriously need to stop bitching, or at least get a fucking clue before you start flaming someone ;)

    Yes, this is all public information. Anti piracy organizations dont have a problem finding out where torrent sites are hosted. What sharky has done is make a nice list out of it and put it into a convenient format which is useful for someone whos interested in starting a private tracker.

  31. 031   •   Angelo Says:

    You do know by publishing this article, you just made it easy for any of those media authorities to know where to look when trying to take down server hosts that are torrent friendly?

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