How To Install qBittorrent on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Install qBitTorrent on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install and configuration of qBitTorrent on your Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, qBittorrent is a torrent client, similar to µTorrent, which was recently ported to the Linux systems. Among others, qBittorrent has a built-in search engine for searching in the popular BitTorrent sites, has torrent queueing and prioritizing features, has IP Filtering options, and provides a tool for creating torrents and bandwidth limitations. It is available for Linux, Microsoft Windows, and macOS.

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 qBitTorrent on a Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver) server.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver).
  • 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 qBitTorrent on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt-get commands in the terminal.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Step 2. Installing qBittorrent on Ubuntu 18.04.

To get the most recent qBittorrent, run the command to add the PPA repository:

add-apt-repository ppa:qbittorrent-team/qbittorrent-stable
apt-get update
apt-get install qbittorrent

Now that qBitorrent has been installed, open the Linux mint menu and type qbittorrent on a menu.

Install qBitTorrent on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Congratulations! You have successfully installed qBitTorrent. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing qBitTorrent BitTorrent client in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official qBitTorrent 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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