In this tutorial, we will show you how to install and configure 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 the step-by-step installation of the TeamSpeak Server on a CentOS 7 server.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: CentOS 7.
- 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 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
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/184.108.40.206/teamspeak3-server_linux_amd64-220.127.116.11.tar.bz2 tar xvf teamspeak3-server_linux_amd64-18.104.22.168.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:
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 log on will be asked to provide a privilege key, and 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 check the official TeamSpeak Server website.