NZB-Matrix.eu has been around for 2 years now and the site has impressive membership numbers of approximately 75,000, according to the developers. The site has very advanced features, including an API and compatibility with CouchPotato, SickBeard and SABnzbd. RSS fees are available to keep you apprised of the latest additions to the site and, with a 10-minute update cycle, the feed should be pretty active for most users.
NZB-Matrix.eu lets you use SSL to connect, protecting your privacy and making sure that, even if you’re not using a VPN, your traffic to NZB-Matrix.eu is encrypted. This site is based on NN+ software. The developers “tweak” the software to suit their needs and say that the basic version of the software wasn’t up to what they had planned for the site.
According to the developers, the servers running NZB-Matrix.eu are Bladeserver systems. The processes run on several different servers and there is a redundant cluster of hard drives powering the site. Backups are done every 6 hours. The servers are located in the Netherlands at present.
On the servers, you’ll find plenty of videos and music, but the site does not discriminate against other types of content and users are welcome to make requests that new newsgroups be added to the index. There are currently 62 groups indexed by the server and they add 2 new ones every day. There are currently in excess of 250,000 files on the system.
The content goes back 300 days at present, but the developers are increasing that to 1,500 days as they backfill their groups.
NZB-Matrix.eu uses a checking process to make sure that there aren’t any spam password-protected files in their indexes, bringing up the quality of the content on their site.
The administrators do ask that user set their API key to check at 15-minute intervals instead of every minute, as the latter option tends to reduce load times.
Currently, you can join the site for free and there is a donation system in place if you want to lend your financial support to the effort. You do get benefits for donating, including more hits and downloads. The developers, however, state that the typical account level offers so many hits and downloads that some users may not need the improved status.
The site is in the process of being upgraded on a daily basis and, until this is completed, free registrations will be available. When the work is done—in about a month, according to the developers— NZB-Matrix.eu will switch over to an invite-only model. The site does have advertiser support at present.
The developers say that they’re a “dedicated bunch of Dutchies wanting to fill the empty void that remained after the shutdown of other NZB indexers”. NZB-Matrix.eu has excellent features and, with open registration still being available for a month, they might do just that.