Build an Always-On Raspberry Pi TorrentBox

A Raspberry Pi Torrentbox is a great way to have a cheap affordable always-on torrent machine. If you’re a heavy or light torrent user, then this still works pretty well for both.

Using the Pi as a Torrentbox is an excellent way to save on power, especially if you want to run it 24/7. It also helps separate your downloads from your main PC and help protect you against malicious files.

Currently, we cover the Transmission and Deluge torrent software. Both have their pros and cons but are still decent software packages.

We also point out some VPNs that you might want to use to help protect your privacy on the internet.

Raspberry Pi TorrentBox

TorrentBox Software Packages

Raspberry Pi Transmission

Raspberry Pi Transmission

The Transmission torrent client is lightweight and perfect for the Raspberry Pi. You will be able to handle a few more concurrent downloads by using this software.

Transmission uses a web client, so you’re able to access it wherever you have access to your Pi. You can set a password to prevent unauthorized access.

Learn How to Setup Transmission
Raspberry Pi Deluge

Raspberry Pi Deluge

Deluge is a popular torrent client that you can install for the Raspberry Pi. Much like Transmission, it has a web interface that you can access remotely.

Depending on what you prefer, both Transmission and Deluge are perfect for a Raspberry Pi Torrentbox. I have had more experience with Transmission so slightly sway to using that one.

Learn How to Setup Deluge
Raspberry Pi qBittorrent

Raspberry Pi qBittorrent

qBittorrent is one of the best torrent clients available that runs on the Raspberry Pi's ARM hardware. It sports both a desktop client and an easy to use web interface.

One of the best parts of qBittorrent is its powerful web interface that allows you to control almost every aspect of the client with relative ease.

Run qBittorrent on your Raspberry Pi

VPN Software Packages

Raspberry Pi NordVPN


NordVPN is a massive VPN provider with a solid no-log policy. It boasts over 5000 servers in more than 60 countries.

Using this VPN for your Torrentbox is a great way to protect your privacy, and they openly allow torrent traffic. I use this provider and can highly recommend it.

Learn How to Setup NordVPN
Raspberry Pi ExpressVPN


ExpressVPN is yet another reliable VPN provider. They offer 160 locations in over 94 different countries and are perfect for protecting your privacy.

Much like NordVPN, ExpressVPN also allows torrent traffic, so they’re perfect if you’re looking to set up a private Raspberry Pi Torrentbox.

Learn How to Setup ExpressVPN
Raspberry Pi VyprVPN


VyprVPN is a popular VPN service by Golden Frog. It boasts over 70+ locations, over 700 severs, and over 2 million users.

Torrenting isn’t disallowed but has never been encouraged. It’s also great for combating censorship, protecting your privacy, and much more.

Learn How to Setup VyprVPN
Raspberry Pi IPVanish


IPVanish is one of the most popular VPN services around. It is well regarded for both the security and privacy of their network.

This VPN is relatively popular for those who make use of torrents. It even features support for functionality such as SOCKS5. As a bonus, it also boasts some of the latest encryption technologies.

Learn How to Setup IPVanish
Raspberry Pi Surfshark


Surfshark is a relatively new VPN that has gained a lot of popularity thanks to its cutting edge technology for privacy, security, and speed.

When it comes to torrents, Surfshark boasts special servers that they use to ensure the best security and speed when using a peer to peer connection.

Learn How to Setup Surfshark