How To Install qBittorrent on Ubuntu 18.04

Install qBittorrent on Ubuntu 18.04

In this article, we will have explained the necessary steps to install and configure qBittorrent on Ubuntu 18.04 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.

qBittorrent is a full-fledged BitTorrent client for Ubuntu that supports BitTorrent techniques like Dynamic Host Tracking, Magnet links, bandwidth control, and many more. qBittorrent available on all platforms: Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, and FreeBSD. Also, available in 70 languages approximately.

qBittorrent Features:

  • uTorrent like user interface
  • Integrated search engine for searching torrent files over other Torrent search sites
  • qBittorrent Supports BitTorrent extensions such as Magnet links, Distributed hash table, peer exchange protocol, local peer discovery.
  • Has inbuilt web interface similar to regular GUI
  • Sequential downloading
  • Create and publish torrents
  • Schedule and limit the Bandwidth
  • Supports IPv6 protocol

Install qBittorrent 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 qBittorrent.

Use the following command to install qBittorrent on Ubuntu system:

sudo apt install qbittorrent

After the installation is finished, you can open qBittorrent from the Ubuntu applications menu.

You can also enable the qBittorrent web interface by going to Options –> Web UI –> Enable Web User Interface (Remote control).

That’s all you need to do to install qBittorrent on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver. I hope you find this quick tip helpful. For further reading on qBittorrent, please refer to their official knowledge base. If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below.