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 Clients, Now it is available for Linux as a 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 the 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 the step-by-step installation µTorrent on a Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa) server.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 20.04, 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
- 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 uTorrent on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa
Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following
apt commands in the terminal.
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade sudo apt install libssl-dev
Step 2. Installing uTorrent on Ubuntu 20.04.
Go to the uTorrent Linux download page to download the uTorrent server package for Ubuntu:
### 32-Bit ### wget http://download-hr.utorrent.com/track/beta/endpoint/utserver/os/linux-i386-ubuntu-13-04 -O utserver.tar.gz ### 64-Bit ### wget http://download-hr.utorrent.com/track/beta/endpoint/utserver/os/linux-x64-ubuntu-13-04 -O utserver.tar.gz
Once downloaded, extract to
/opt/ directory for global use:
sudo tar xvf utserver.tar.gz -C /opt/
Next, create a link to the executable file:
sudo ln -s /opt/utorrent-server-alpha-v3_3/utserver /usr/bin/utserver
Finally, start the µTorrent server by running the command:
utserver -settingspath /opt/utorrent-server-alpha-v3_3/ -daemon
Step 4. Accessing uTorrent Web Interface.
uTorrent will be available on HTTP port 8080 by default. Open your favorite browser and navigate to
http://your-ip-address:8080/gui. It will ask you for the username and password. The default username is admin and leaves the password field empty.
If there’s a firewall on your Ubuntu server, then you need to allow access to ports 8080 and 6881:
sudo ufw allow 8080/tcp sudo ufw allow 6881/tcp
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.