How to Install μTorrent in Ubuntu | utorrent server in Linux

Install u torrent in Linux ubuntu

Install u torrent in Linux ubuntu

µTorrent is a free closed source BitTorrent client software which is owned by BitTorrent Inc. µTorrent is available for Windows OS, Mac OS X, Linux and off-course on Android. µTorrent is Originally written in C++ for all version.

µTorrent is available for Linux as server (different that client-server on Windows). So here we will now install µTorrent server on Linux. Make sure you follow all the steps below:

µTorrent on Ubuntu 14.04, 13.10, 13.04, 12.10, 12.04, 11.10
First you need to download the µTorrent binary file from its official site. You can download the latest version as per your requirements and specifications and save utserver.tar.gz file in your local directory (/Downloads default).

Now before you install the utorrent on Ubuntu make sure that you have all the dependency libraries installed. if not you can simply install them with the command from the terminal [Open terminal and run the following command].

sudo apt-get install libssl0.9.8:i386

Now go to the directory where you have downloaded the tar.gz file “utserver.tar.gz” and copy it to /opt directory.
Since i have downloaded the tar.gz file on /Downloads directory, i will simply go to that directory.

cd Downloads/

and copy the file to /opt

sudo cp utserver.tar.gz /opt/

Go to opt directory and extract the tar file using the command

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

Now change the permission on the new extracted folder using command

sudo chmod 777 -R /utorrent-server-alpha-v3_3/

To run utorrent server from terminal either edit the .bashrc file by adding following command

export PATH=${PATH}:~/opt/utorrent-server-alpha-v3_3/utserver

OR directly use the following command in your terminal

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

Congratulations!! you’ve installed utorrent server on linux.

Now to start the server you can open terminal and type

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

or simply run the command on yout terminal from anywhere


Now you can access the utorrent server from your browser, go to the following link

USERNAME: "admin"

leave blank on password field.
Now utorrent server will load on your browser and you can do whatever you want.

μTorrent Server running on ubuntu

μTorrent Server running on ubuntu

If you Get any problem or error while installing μTorrent in Ubuntu or found any mistake in this post please shoot the comment below.