BitTorrent Clients

A BitTorrent client is a computer program that manages downloads and uploads using the BitTorrent protocol. Whatbox provides three BitTorrent clients for use: rTorrent, Deluge and Transmission. Users can easily switch between clients from their Slots Settings page.



rTorrent is the default client on Whatbox Slots. It is a lightweight and powerful torrent client. rTorrent has a text-based interface, a graphical WebUI and an Android app. For more information, see the rTorrent article.


A full-featured open source BitTorrent client with multiple user interfaces. It can be controlled from a GTK thin client, a WebUI and a text-based console. For more information, see the Deluge article.


A solid client with a simple, clear interface. It is easy to use and has native Mac, Gtk+, Qt, Web, and terminal interfaces. For more information see the Transmission article.

Switching Clients

With Whatbox it is easy to switch clients. All it takes is one click!

  1. Go to your Manage page
  2. Click on Settings next to your slot
  3. Select the Client you want to use

The new client should now be available, configured and ready for use.
Note: Data is not affected by changing clients, but torrent files will need to be added again.

Managing Clients

rTorrent, Deluge, and Transmission are all integrated with our Manage page. The Manage page lets you:

  • Check the status of your client and WebUI
  • Restart your client
  • Go to WebUI

Detailed technical information regarding your client is available on the Slot Settings page.