How To Install uTorrent on Ubuntu 14.04

Install uTorrent on Ubuntu 14.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install and configuration of uTorrent on Ubuntu 14.04. For those of you who didn’t know, uTorrent is a freeware and a closed-source BitTorrent Client. One of the most used lightweight BitTorrent Client, Now it is available for Linux as a uTorrent Server. The µTorrent is designed to use minimal computer resources while offering functionality comparable to larger BitTorrent clients such as Vuze or BitComet and also it provides performance, stability, and support for older hardware and versions of the operating system. It is available for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple. I will show you the step-by-step installation uTorrent on Ubuntu 14.04 server.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 14.04, and any other Debian-based distribution.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install uTorrent on Ubuntu 14.04

Step 1. First, Install the dependency library.

Open Terminal and run the following command to install dependency libraries. Assign the password for the user when asked:

sudo apt-get install libssl0.9.8:i386

Step 2. Installing uTorrent on Ubuntu  14.04.

Download the latest version of µTorrent server from the official website or simply enter the following command to download the current version:

## 32-bit ##
wget -O utserver.tar.gz

## 64-bit ##
wget -O utserver.tar.gz

Move the downloaded tar.gz directory to /opt directory. Run the following commands or you can also do it manually:

sudo tar -zxvf utserver.tar.gz -C /opt/

Run the following commands to give proper permission to the uTorrent:

sudo chmod 777 /opt/utorrent-server-alpha-v3_3/

Run the command to link the uTorrent server to the /user/bin directory:

sudo ln -s /opt/utorrent-server-alpha-v3_3/utserver /usr/bin/utserver

Step 3. Start uTorrent Server.

Now you can start the utorrent server by using the following command in the terminal:

utserver -settingspath /opt/utorrent-server-alpha-v3_3/ &

Step 4. Log into uTorrent.

Now you can access the utorrent server from your browser, go to the following link:

USERNAME: "admin"

Important: Type the User Name as admin and leave the password field as empty and click ok. Check the screenshot below.

Install uTorrent on Ubuntu 14.04

Congratulations! You have successfully installed uTorrent. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing μTorrent (uTorrent) in Ubuntu 14.04 systems. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official uTorrent website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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