How to Install uTorrent on Ubuntu 18.04 and Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

How to Install uTorrent in Ubuntu 18.04 and Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
How to Install uTorrent in Ubuntu 18.04 and Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Hi there! I hope you’re doing well. In today's blog post, I will tell you how to install utorrents on Ubuntu operating system (Ubuntu 18.04 and Ubuntu 20.04 LTS). utorrent is a very good downloading software. With the help of utorrents you can download multiple files, videos, and audio files.

It is a peer-to-peer file-sharing protocol used for distributing large amounts of data.

utorrent is available for:-

  1. Windows 
  2. Mac
  3. Linux distro

How to Install uTorrent on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

I have tested on both ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.

Step1. Go to utorrent official website and download µTorrent Server for Ubuntu 13.04


Alternatively, you can open up a terminal window by pressing CTRL + ALT + T and run the following command to download it from the command line.

For 64-Bit.

http://download.ap.bittorrent.com/track/beta/endpoint/utserver/os/linux-x64-ubuntu-13-04 -O utserver.tar.gz
For 32-Bit.

http://download.ap.bittorrent.com/track/beta/endpoint/utserver/os/linux-i386-ubuntu-13-04 -O utserver.tar.gz
Step2. Open a terminal ( Ctrl + Alt + T ). Install the libraries for µTorrent.

sr@vetechno:~$  sudo apt-get update
sr@vetechno:~$  sudo apt-get install libssl1.0.0 libssl-dev
Step3. Once downloaded the utserver.tar.gz file, extract the  file in to /opt directory using the following command in the terminal.

sr@vetechno:~$  sudo tar -zxvf utserver.tar.gz -C /opt/
Step4. Now we need to create symbolic link  

sr@vetechno:~$  sudo ln -s /opt/utorrent-server-alpha-v3_3/utserver /usr/bin/utserver
Step5. Use the below command to start uTorrent server.

By default, uTorrent server listens on localhost port 8080 If there’s another service is also listening on port 8080, then you should temporarily stop that service. uTorrent will also use port 10000 and 6881. The -daemon option will make uTorrent server run in the background.

sr@vetechno:~$ utserver -settingspath /opt/utorrent-server-alpha-v3_3/ -daemon
Step6. Open your favorite  web browser and navigate it to the following URL.


When you first time hit the URL, it will ask for password:-

Username: admin. Leave the password field empty.

Install-μTorrent-on-Ubuntu-18.04-lts-uTorrent-Authentication -vetechno
Install-μTorrent-on-Ubuntu-18.04-lts-uTorrent-Authentication -vetechno

How to Install uTorrent on Ubuntu 18.04 and Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
How to Install uTorrent on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Note;- Your downloaded outputs will come under /opt/utorrent-server-alpha-v3_3/ directory.


Congratulation you have successfully installed uTorrent on Ubuntu Operating System {Ubuntu 18.04 and Ubuntu 20.04 LTS}.  I hope you liked my post. Please let me know in the comment box if your are facing any issue while installing or running uTorrent  server on localhost with port 8080.

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