How To Install uTorrent on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Install uTorrent on Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial we will show you how to install uTorrent on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, uTorrent is a freeware and a closed source BitTorrent Client. One of the most used lightweight BitTorrent Client, Now it is available for Linux as uTorrent server. The µTorrent is designed to use minimal computer resources while offering functionality comparable to larger BitTorrent clients such as Vuze or BitComet and also it provides performance, stability, and support for older hardware and versions of operating system.

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 µTorrent on a Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa) server.

Install uTorrent on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa

Step 1. First make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following apt commands in the terminal.

Step 2. Installing uTorrent on Ubuntu 20.04.

Go to uTorrent Linux download page to download the uTorrent server package for Ubuntu:

Once downloaded, extract to /opt/ directory for global use:

Next, create a link to the executable file:

Finally start µTorrent server by running command:

Step 4. Accessing uTorrent.

uTorrent will be available on HTTP port 8080 by default. Open your favorite browser and navigate to http://yourdomain.com:8080/gui or http://your-ip-address:8080/gui. It will ask you the username and password. The default username is admin and leave the password field empty.

If there’s a firewall on your Ubuntu server, then you need to allow access to port 8080 and 6881:

Install uTorrent on Ubuntu 20.04

If you want to start the uTorrent using a graphical mode instead of a command line, then follow the below steps to Create Gnome Launcher for μTorrent (uTorrent).

Congratulations! You have successfully installed uTorrent. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing μTorrent (uTorrent) BitTorrent client in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa systems. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official uTorrent website.

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