How To Install TeamSpeak Server on CentOS 7

Install TeamSpeak Server on CentOS 7

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install and configuration of TeamSpeak Server on your CentOS 7 server. For those of you who didn’t know, TeamSpeak is a VoIP (voice-over-Internet Protocol) solution first released in 2001 and most popular with those who play team-based online games. The software has two parts, a server, and a client, both of which can be installed on Windows, Mac, and Linux.

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 TeamSpeak Server on a CentOS 7 server.

Install TeamSpeak Server on CentOS 7

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

yum clean all
yum -y update
yum install nano wget perl tar net-tools bzip2

Step 2. Create a new user for TeamSpeak.

Now 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 idroot
passwd idr00t

Step 3. Installing TeamSpeak server.

Next, you’ll need to install the TeamSpeak server, using the following command:

wget http://dl.4players.de/ts/releases/3.0.12.4/teamspeak3-server_linux_amd64-3.0.12.4.tar.bz2
tar xvf teamspeak3-server_linux_amd64-3.0.12.4.tar.bz2
cd teamspeak3-server_linux_amd64
cp * -R /home/teamspeak
cd ..
rm -rf teamspeak3-server_linux_amd64*
chown -R teamspeak:teamspeak /home/teamspeak

If your server reboots, you will need a way to have TeamSpeak start up automatically. This is where startup scripts can come in handy. Create the following file and open it in your text editor:

nano /lib/systemd/system/teamspeak.service

Add this content to the file:

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

Now you can start and enable the TeamSpeak Server on boot feature:

systemctl --system daemon-reload
systemctl start teamspeak.service
systemctl enable teamspeak.service

Step 4. Configure Firewall for TeamSpeak.

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

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

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

Congratulations! You have successfully installed TeamSpeak Server. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing TeamSpeak Server on your CentOS 7 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official TeamSpeak Server website.

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