Install μTorrent Server in Ubuntu/Debian

By | July 27, 2012

μTorrent is a freeware and a closed source BitTorrent Client. One of the most used lightweight BitTorrent Client, Now it is available for Linux as μTorrent Server. You can download the tar file from or Open a Terminal and use the following command to download.




For x32

[email protected]:~# wget

For x64

[email protected]:~# wget

After downloading the tar file, move to the file to /opt directory

[email protected]:~# mv utorrent-server-3.0-ubuntu-10.10-27079.tar.gz /opt/

Change to /opt and extract downloaded file

[email protected]:~# cd /opt/
[email protected]:/opt# tar -zxvf utorrent-server-3.0-ubuntu-10.10-27079.tar.gz

Change permission

[email protected]:/opt# chmod -R 777 utorrent-server-v3_0/

Create a symbolic link so that you can run the torrent server from terminal.

[email protected]:~# ln -s /opt/utorrent-server-v3_0/utserver /usr/bin/utserver

Start the torrent server by using the following command in terminal.

[email protected]:/# utserver -settingspath /opt/utorrent-server-v3_0/

If you get this error utserver: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory, you can execute below command to install required libssl

[email protected]:/# apt-get install libssl0.9.8

Open a browser and type the following line to access μTorrent Server webui


Default username is admin with blank password.