How to Install uTorrent on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver

Install uTorrent on Ubuntu 18.04

In this article, we will have explained the necessary steps to install and configure uTorrent 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.

µTorrent is a mostly widely BitTorrent client, owned by BitTorrent Inc. It is the most widely used torrent client next to Xunlei, with over 160 million users. The µTorrent is designed to use lesser computer resources (memory footprint) while offering better functionality comparable to larger BitTorrent clients such as Vuze or BitComet. Also, it provides performance, stability, and support for older hardware and versions of operating system.

Install uTorrent 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
sudo apt install libssl1.0.0 libssl-dev

Step 2. Install uTorrent in Ubuntu 18.04.

Let’s download the Latest version of µTorrent from the official website or enter the following command:

### 64-Bit ###
wget -O utserver.tar.gz

### 32-Bit ###
wget -O utserver.tar.gz

Then run the following command to extract the tar.gz file to /opt/ directory:

sudo tar xvf utserver.tar.gz -C /opt/

Next, create a symbolic link:

sudo ln -s /opt/utorrent-server-alpha-v3_3/utserver /usr/bin/utserver

Use the following command to start uTorrent server:

utserver -settingspath /opt/utorrent-server-alpha-v3_3/ &

Step 3. Login μTorrent web client.

Open a web browser and go to http://server-ip-address:8080/gui or to get into the login screen. When asked for username and password, enter admin in username field and leave password filed empty.

That’s all you need to do to install uTorrent on Ubuntu 18.04. I hope you find this quick tip helpful. If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below.