How To Install TeamSpeak on CentOS 8

Install TeamSpeak on CentOS 8

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install the TeamSpeak on CentOS 8. For those of you who didn’t know, TeamSpeak is a cross-platform voice server or VOIP application for real-time voice chat over the internet. It is mostly used by gamers to communicate with teammates with crystal clear sound, lag-free performance, military-grade security, unparalleled reliability, and uptime. TeamSpeak is available for Windows, macOS, and Linux systems.

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 through the step-by-step installation of the TeamSpeak on a CentOS 8.

Install TeamSpeak on CentOS 8

Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.

sudo dnf update
sudo dnf install epel-release
sudo dnf install nano wget perl tar net-tools bzip2

Step 2. Disable SELinux on the CentOS system.

Now we deactivate “SELinux” in the server and install a security software using the following command:

nano /etc/selinux/config

Make the following changes:

SELINUX=disabled

Step 3. Installing TeamSpeak on CentOS 8.

Before install, we need to create a new user on our server, this user will be used for the installation and running of TeamSpeak. For security reasons this user will not have sudo:

useradd meilana
passwd maria

Next, download the latest version of TeamSpeak from the official site with the following command:

wget http://dl.4players.de/ts/releases/3.13.2/teamspeak3-server_linux_amd64-3.13.2.tar.bz2

Extract the downloaded file with the following command below:

tar xvf teamspeak3-server_linux_amd64-3.13.2.tar.bz2
mv teamspeak3-server_linux_amd64/* /opt/teamspeak/

Then, create a file called “.ts3server_license_accepted” in the /opt/ teamspeak directory to accept the license agreement:

touch /opt/teamspeak/.ts3server_license_accepted

After that, set permission directory /opt/teamspeak using the following command:

chown -R teamspeak: /opt/teamspeak

Step 4. Create Systemd File for TeamSpeak.

So, let’s start by creating a file for the service:

nano /lib/systemd/system/teamspeak.service

Add the following lines:

[Unit]
Description=Team Speak 3 Server
After=network.target
[Service]
WorkingDirectory=/opt/teamspeak/
User=teamspeak
Group=teamspeak
Type=forking
ExecStart=/opt/teamspeak/ts3server_startscript.sh start inifile=ts3server.ini
ExecStop=/opt/teamspeak/ts3server_startscript.sh stop
PIDFile=/opt/teamspeak/ts3server.pid
RestartSec=15
Restart=always
[Install]
WantedBy=multi-user.target

Finally, we’ll start the TeamSpeak server and make sure that it will start automatically each time we’ll reboot the server:

sudo systemctl --system daemon-reload
sudo systemctl start teamspeak
sudo systemctl enable teamspeak

Step 5. Configure Firewall.

Now our server installation is completed we can open the ports on our firewall:

sudo firewall-cmd --zone=public --add-port=9987/udp --permanent
sudo firewall-cmd --zone=public --add-port=10011/tcp --permanent
sudo firewall-cmd --zone=public --add-port=30033/tcp --permanent
sudo firewall-cmd --reload

Once done, connect with our TeamSpeak Client. The first person to log on will be asked to provide a privilege key, enter the one retrieved during the installation.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed TeamSpeak. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the TeamSpeak on your CentOS 8 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official TeamSpeak website.

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