How to Install uTorrent on Ubuntu 20.04

Install uTorrent on Ubuntu 20.04

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

µTorrent is a most 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 the operating system.

Install uTorrent on Ubuntu 20.04

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 uTorrent in Ubuntu systems.

Run the following command to download µTorrent Server for Ubuntu 13.04 for 64-bit:

wget -O utserver.tar.gz

Once downloaded, extract to /opt/ directory for global use:

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

Next, create a symbolic link:

sudo ln -s /opt/utorrent-server-*/utserver /usr/bin/utserver

Finally, start the µTorrent server by running the command:

utserver -settingspath /opt/utorrent-server-*/ &

Step 3. Configure Firewall.

Run the following commands to open port 8080:

sudo ufw allow 8080/tcp
sudo ufw allow 6881/tcp

Step 4. Accessing 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 the username field and leave the password field empty.

That’s all you need to do to install uTorrent on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa. I hope you find this quick tip helpful. For further reading on uTorrent, please refer to their official knowledge base. If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below.