In this tutorial, we will show you how to install and configure TeamSpeak Server on Ubuntu 16.04. 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 Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) server.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus).
- 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 Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
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. 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. This is done by executing the following command as root:
adduser --disabled-login teamspeak
Step 3. Installing a 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
By default, the TeamSpeak server will not start when your system boots. You will need to create a startup script so that your system will automatically start the TeamSpeak server software on boot. This is where startup scripts can come in handy. Create the following file and open it in your text editor:
Copy the following content into the startup script 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 we will start the TeamSpeak server and enable it to start when your system boots:
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. This can be done by executing the following command:
iptables -A INPUT -p udp --dport 9987 -j ACCEPT iptables -A INPUT -p udp --sport 9987 -j ACCEPT iptables -A INPUT -p tcp --dport 30033 -j ACCEPT iptables -A INPUT -p tcp --sport 30033 -j ACCEPT iptables -A INPUT -p tcp --dport 10011 -j ACCEPT iptables -A INPUT -p tcp --sport 10011 -j ACCEPT
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 Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official TeamSpeak Server website.