SABnzbd Setup Guide for Newshosting

This guide will walk you through setting up SABnzbd to work with Newshosting news servers.  If you haven’t already signed up for Usenet access then take a look at Newshosting. They offer high binary retention, 30 connections, SSL encryption and servers in the US and Europe. NGR visitors receive a special price of $9.99/mo. or $99/yr.

Step 1 – Install SABnzbd+

If you haven’t already installed SABnzbd then visit the download site and grab the latest distribution.

Step 2 – Configure SABnzbd+

Figure 1 – SABnzbd > Select a Language

SABnzbd - select a language

Select a language and click “Start Wizard

Figure 2 – SABnzbd > Select a Skin

SABnzbd - select a skin

Select a skin and click “Next

Figure 3- SABnzbd > Password Protection

Protect SABnzbd

Password protect SABnzbd if desired and click “Next

Figure 4 – SABnzbd > News Server Information

SABnzbd - news server setup

The Add Server box includes everything you need to get up and running. Simply enter the information as follows:
Host: (NHXL), (NH Unlimited), (European server) or (NH Lite)
Port: use port 563, 80 or 81 for secure or port 119, 23, 25, 443 or 8080 for standard connections.
Username: provided in email
Password: provided in email
Connections: Newshosting supports up to 20 connections.
– Check SSL for secure access.
– Click Test Server

Figure 5 – SABnzbd > Newzbin / NZBMatrix

SABnzbd - newzbin nzbmatrix setup

If you have a NewzBin or NZBMatrix account you can integrate it into SABnzbd by entering your information. Click “Next” when finished.

Figure 6 – SABnzbd > Quick-Start Completed

SABnzbd quick start completion

After the SABnzbd+ quick-start is complete the newsreader site will open. By default the address is http://localhost:8080/sabnzbd/. For Windows users the client will automatically associate nzb files with SABnzbd+ so you can simply double click a file and it will load into the queue for downloading. With built in par2, unrar and unzip support SABnzbd+ will take care of the rest.

It’s that simple to configure SABnzbd+ for Newshosting. Enjoy!

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