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Setting Up Plex Media Server on ServerStadium


Plex Media Server offers a seamless solution for managing and streaming your digital media collection. By hosting Plex on ServerStadium’s infrastructure (VM Pricing, Dedicated Servers), you can enjoy a powerful and scalable platform to stream your media library, whether it’s for personal use or a wider audience.

Setting Up Plex Media Server on ServerStadium


Step 1: Select and Prepare Your ServerStadium Server

  1. Choose a Server: Opt for a ServerStadium VM or dedicated server with enough storage and processing power based on the size of your media library.
  2. Server Setup: Connect to your server via SSH and update the system:

    sudo apt update
    sudo apt upgrade

Step 2: Install Plex Media Server

  1. Download Plex Media Server:

    Visit the Plex download page and get the appropriate package for your server’s OS. Alternatively, you can use wget to download it directly to your server.


  2. Install Plex Media Server:

    sudo dpkg -i plexmediaserver*.deb

Step 3: Configure Plex Media Server

  1. Start Plex Server:

    sudo systemctl enable plexmediaserver
    sudo systemctl start plexmediaserver

  2. Access Plex Web Interface:

    Navigate to http://your_server_ip:32400/web to access the Plex web interface.

Step 4: Set Up Your Media Library

  1. Add Media Libraries:

    In the Plex interface, add libraries for your different media types (movies, TV shows, music, etc.) and point Plex to the directories where your media files are stored.

Step 5: Configure Network Access

  1. Ensure Proper Network Configuration:

    Ensure that your ServerStadium server’s network settings allow access to the Plex server, especially if you plan to access your media outside your local network.

Step 6: Customize and Optimize Plex

  1. Customize Settings:

    Customize Plex settings according to your preferences, including transcoding options, quality settings, and user access controls.

  2. Install Plex Apps:

    Install Plex apps on your devices (phones, tablets, smart TVs, etc.) to stream your media from anywhere.


Your Plex Media Server is now ready on your ServerStadium server, offering a centralized platform to organize and stream your media collection. For any additional assistance, explore our knowledge base or contact our support team.

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