Initial Configuration

Before starting you need the welcome email sent to you. It contains your assigned IP address.

When you first receive your service, the server will have port 8080 open for you to access the setup and configuration of the Plex Media Server.

You will need to access the site using the full URL:


You will set a name for your server and add it to your Plex account.

Once your server has its initial configuration then head over to the regular Plex URL:


Port 8080 will be closed when the server reboots.

Organising Libraries

The default storage disk is mounted under directory /content. This storage is preconfigured as the Content library:

If you want to break up your libraries into separate sections then place all of your content in sub-directories under the /content directory.


Copying content to the Plex Server

When you first receive the server you will find Port 2222 is open for SSH and Rsync over SSH.

Single file via SCP:

scp -P2222 examplefile.avi [email protected]:/content/

Multiple files via SCP

scp -P2222 -r exampledirectory [email protected]:/content/

Rsync directory (only changes are copied):

rsync -av --progress -e "ssh -p2222" exampledirectory [email protected]:/content

To copy your data from Google Drive or Amazon Drive then you can use Rclone which is preinstalled on the server.

If you need help migrating your data, then open an Plex Support Ticket in the client portal.


Only the following ports are open inbound to the Plex Media Server:

  • TCP 32400 – Plex default web port
  • TCP 3005 – Plex Home Theatre
  • TCP 8324 – Plex for Roku
  • TCP 2222 – SSH access to the server
  • TCP 8080 – Initial access for configuration

All outbound ports are open. DLNA, Bonjour and GDM are disabled by default. If you wish to open other ports then you can open ports in the client portal:

  1. Select the Plex hosting service in the portal.

  2. Select the Network tab in the top right:

  3. Under the network tab, you will see two options Inbound Firewall and Outbound Firewall:

    Inbound relates to traffic coming into the Plex server, Outbound is traffic leaving the Plex server.

    By default, we set all outbound traffic enable and only open the above ports for inbound traffic.

  4. If you wanted to open inbound TCP port 4444 for example, then select Inbound Firewall:

    If you only want to open the inbound port to a specific IP, then you can enter it in the CIDR field.


If you have any questions please open an Plex Support Ticket in the client portal.


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