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).
non-root sudo useror 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 http://download-new.utorrent.com/endpoint/utserver/os/linux-i386-ubuntu-13-04/track/beta/ -O utserver.tar.gz ## 64-bit ## wget http://download-new.utorrent.com/endpoint/utserver/os/linux-x64-ubuntu-13-04/track/beta/ -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" PASSWORD:""
Important: Type the User Name as admin and leave the password field as empty and click ok. Check the screenshot below.
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.