How To Install Cloud Torrent on Debian 9

Install Cloud Torrent on Debian 9

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Cloud Torrent on Debian 9. For those of you who didn’t know, Cloud torrent is a self-hosted remote torrent client, written in Go (Golang). You begin torrents remotely, which are downloaded as collections of documents on the local disk of your host, that are subsequently retrievable or streamable via HTTP.

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 and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of Cloud Torrent on a Debian 9 (Stretch) server.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Debian 9 (Stretch).
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • 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 Cloud Torrent on Debian 9 Stretch

Step 1. Before we install any software, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following apt-get commands in the terminal:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Step 2. Installing Cloud Torrent on Debian 9.

First, Download the latest version of Cloud Torrent and install it:

curl! | bash

Then, create a systemd service to launch it at boot time:

mkdir /home/user/cloud-torrent

Now create the systemd service file:

nano /etc/systemd/system/cloud-torrent.service

And add:


ExecStart=/usr/local/bin/cloud-torrent --port 8080 --config-path /home/user/cloud-torrent/cloud-torrent.json --title "Cloud Torrent" --log --auth "user:password"


*You will need to replace the user: password variable with the one you want as it will be used to access your Cloud Torrent instance.

Now enable it and start Cloud Torrent:

systemctl enable cloud-torrent
systemctl start cloud-torrent

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Cloud Torrent. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Install Cloud Torrent on Debian 9 Stretch system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Cloud Torrent 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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