In this tutorial we will show you how to install and configuration 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 through the step by step installation TeamSpeak Server on a Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) server.
Install TeamSpeak Server on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
Step 1. First make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these 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 TeamSpeak server.
Next, you’ll need to install TeamSpeak server, using the following command:
tar xvf teamspeak3-server_linux_amd64-18.104.22.168.tar.bz2
cp * -R /home/teamspeak
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:
Description=Team Speak 3 Server
ExecStart=/home/teamspeak/ts3server_startscript.sh start inifile=ts3server.ini
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 logon will be asked to provide a privilege key, enter the one retrieved during the installation.
Congratulation’s! 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 to check the official TeamSpeak Server web site.