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.It is available for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X.
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. I will show you through the step by step installation uTorrent on Ubuntu 14.04 server.
Install uTorrent on Ubuntu 14.04
Step 1. First, Install dependency library.
Open Terminal and run the following command to install dependency libraries. Assign the password for the user when asked:
sudo apt-get install libssl0.9.8:i386
Step 2. Download uTorrent package.
Download the latest version of µTorrent server from the official website or simply enter the following command to download the current version:
## 32-bit ##
wget http://download-new.utorrent.com/endpoint/utserver/os/linux-i386-ubuntu-13-04/track/beta/ -O utserver.tar.gz
## 64-bit ##
wget http://download-new.utorrent.com/endpoint/utserver/os/linux-x64-ubuntu-13-04/track/beta/ -O utserver.tar.gz
Move the downloaded tar.gz directory to /opt directory. Run the following commands or you can also do it manually:
sudo tar -zxvf utserver.tar.gz -C /opt/
Run the following commands to give proper permission to the uTorrent:
sudo chmod 777 /opt/utorrent-server-alpha-v3_3/
Run the command to link uTorrent server to the /user/bin directory:
sudo ln -s /opt/utorrent-server-alpha-v3_3/utserver /usr/bin/utserver
Step 3. Start uTorrent Server.
Now you can start the utorrent server by using the following command in terminal:
utserver -settingspath /opt/utorrent-server-alpha-v3_3/ &
Step 4. Log into uTorrent.
Now you can access the utorrent server from your browser, go to the following link:
Important: Type the User Name as admin and leave the password field as empty and click ok. Check the screen shot below.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed uTorrent. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing μTorrent (uTorrent) in Ubuntu 14.04 systems. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official uTorrent web site.