In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Transmission on CentOS 7. For those of you who didn’t know, the Transmission BitTorrent Client features a simple interface on top of a cross-platform back-end. Transmission is licensed as free software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL), with parts under the MIT License. Transmission, like any other BitTorrent client, allows users to download files from the Internet and upload their own files or torrents. By grabbing items and adding them to the interface, users can create queues of files to be downloaded and uploaded.
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 Transmission 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 Transmission on CentOS 7
Step 1. First, you need to enable the EPEL repository on your system.
yum install epel-release yum -y update
Step 2. Installing Transmission on CentOS 7.
Just run the following command to install Transmission:
yum install transmission-cli transmission-common transmission-daemon
Once complete, you can verify Transmission is installed by running the below command:
systemctl start transmission-daemon.service systemctl stop transmission-daemon.service
Step 3. Configuration Transmission.
Edit the transmission settings.json config file:
OK now let’s edit the settings (to your liking) and don’t forget to save them.
"rpc-authentication-required": true, "rpc-enabled": true, "rpc-password": "mypassword", "rpc-username": "mysuperlogin", "rpc-whitelist-enabled": false, "rpc-whitelist": "0.0.0.0",
After editing and saving the settings.json file, start the transmission-daemon:
systemctl start transmission-daemon.service
Step 4. Accessing Transmission.
Transmission BitTorrent Client will be available on HTTP port 9091 by default. Open your favorite browser and navigate to
http://server-ip:9091. You should be greeted with the Transmission WebUI. After logging in, you will notice that the value for the RPC-password inside the settings.json file will be hashed. If you are using a firewall, please open port 80 to enable access to the control panel.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Transmission. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Transmission BitTorrent Client on CentOS 7 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Transmission website.