Notice, this guide has been retired. Please see the current guide here.
After rebooting, you should be able to launch your preferred web browser and go to http://127.0.0.1:8080. This should load the SABnzbd Quick-Start Wizard.
Note: If it does not, retrace the above steps. Make sure SABnzbd+ is installed, and then make sure the auto-run settings are configured properly. If it still does not work see the Trouble-shooting section at the bottom.
On the initial page of the Wizard select your language and hit the Start Wizard button. On page 1, I recommend selecting smpl as your theme. This is the default theme and the one I will be assuming throughout the rest of this guide.
With that said, all three themes each have their own strengths and weaknesses. After getting everything setup and configured try out the other two and see if either works better for you.
On page 2, I recommend selecting This will allow you to access SABnzbd+ from any computer on your local network. You may also want to verify that the Misc option is unchecked so that SABnzbd+ doesn’t pop up your browser every time you reboot.
Note: If you plan on accessing SABnzbd+ from the Word Wide Web I recommend password protecting SABnzbd+ and enabling HTTPS to provide a secure connection to SABnzbd+ while you’re on public networks. You may also need to setup port-forwarding on your router, but that is outside the scope of this guide.
On the next page, page 3, put in your Server Details. If you don’t yet have a Usenet provider I strongly recommend clicking on the Giganews link on the Wizard. This will give the SABnzbd+ developers a well deserved monetary thank you and help to fund further development.
If Giganews is too rich for your blood I whole heartily recommend Power Usenet or Supernews. These providers offer slightly lower retention (at a much lower price) but the same high quality as Giganews (they use Giganew’s servers!). Links to these can be found on Anihil.org.
Whichever provider you decide on the Host should be news.PROVIDER.com. For the Port, I suggest you use 563 (this will allow you to use a secure connections to your Usenet server). The Connections will vary from 30 to 50 depending on which server you use. For SSL check this box to enable the aforementioned secure connections (see the image to the right for an example).
Note: I will often reduce the connections by one from what the provider supports. So, for example, 49 instead of 50 or, 29 instead of 30. This can help to reduce the warnings SABnzbd+ generates so you don’t accidentally miss anything more important.
Once you have entered in your Server Details click on the Test Server button. If it tests successfully click Next to move on to the next page.
If you get an error, check with your Usenet provider for support. There is nothing SABnzbd+ or anyone else (other than your provider) can likely help you with for login or other connection issues.
On page 4, you may enter in your Newzbin and NZBMatrix.com details. Newzbin registration is now open and it is my recommended Usenet Index Site. For NZBMatrix you will need a paid VIP membership. For more information on NZBMatrix see the Index Sites Configuration section below.
Hit Next to restart SABnzbd+ and get a list of links. I recommend bookmarking at least one of these for future reference since SABnzbd+ wont be loading your browser automatically.
Once you’re done with the bookmarks hit the Go to SABnzbd button and move on to the Configuration section of this guide!