In this article, we will have explained the necessary steps to install Deluge BitTorrent on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Before continuing with this tutorial, make sure you are logged in as a user with sudo privileges. All the commands in this tutorial should be run as a non-root user.
Deluge is an open-source cross-platform bit torrent client available for the ubuntu machine. It has a rich collection of plugins that you can install to extend its functionality. For example, you can install the streaming plugin so you can stream video or audio directly from Deluge while downloading.
Install Deluge BitTorrent on Ubuntu
Step 1. First, before you start installing any package on your Ubuntu server, we always recommend making sure that all system packages are updated.
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade
Step 2. Install Deluge BitTorrent on Ubuntu system.
- Install Deluge on Ubuntu 20.04 from PPA
Install it from the official Deluge PPA:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:deluge-team/stable sudo apt install deluge
- Install Deluge BitTorrent on Ubuntu 20.04 Server
Use the following command to install Deluge daemon and Deluge Web interface on Ubuntu 20.04:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:deluge-team/stable sudo apt install deluged deluge-web
Once installed, create the deluge user and group so that deluge can run as an unprivileged user, which will increase your server’s security:
sudo adduser --system --group deluge sudo adduser your-username deluge
Then, create a systemd service file for deluge:
[Unit] Description=Deluge Bittorrent Client Daemon After=network-online.target [Service] Type=simple User=deluge Group=deluge UMask=007 ExecStart=/usr/bin/deluged -d Restart=on-failure # Configures the time to wait before service is stopped forcefully. TimeoutStopSec=300 [Install] WantedBy=multi-user.target
Now start deluge deamon with the following command:
sudo systemctl start deluged sudo systemctl enable deluged
Step 3. Accessing Deluge WebUI.
First, create a systemd service file for deluge web:
[Unit] Description=Deluge Bittorrent Client Web Interface After=network-online.target [Service] Type=simple User=deluge Group=deluge UMask=027 ExecStart=/usr/bin/deluge-web Restart=on-failure [Install] WantedBy=multi-user.target
Next, save and close the file. Then start and enable deluge-web:
sudo systemctl start deluge-web sudo systemctl enable deluge-web
Finally, in your Web browser address bar, type:
That’s all you need to do to install Deluge BitTorrent server on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa. I hope you find this quick tip helpful. Don’t forget to share your valuable queries/suggestions in the below comment box & also drop your worthwhile feedback.