Install μTorrent (uTorrent) on Ubuntu 14.04

µTorrent is a closed source BitTorrent client owned by BitTorrent Inc, It is the most widely used BitTorrent client next to Xunlei. The µTorrent is designed to use minimal computer resources while offering functionality comparable to larger BitTorrent clients such as Vuze or BitComet and also it provides performance, stability, and support for older hardware and versions of operating system.It is available for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. A µTorrent Server is available for Linux. Here is the step by step guide to setup µTorrent server on Ubuntu 14.04.

Open Terminal ( Ctrl + Alt + T ).

Install libssl.

[email protected]~/$ sudo apt-get update
[email protected]~/$ sudo apt-get install libssl1.0.0 libssl-dev

Download the Latest version of µTorrent server from the official website or simply enter the following command to download the current version (3.3)

### 32 bit ###

raj@itzgeek~/$ wget -O utserver.tar.gz

### 64 bit ###

raj@itzgeek~/$ wget -O utserver.tar.gz

Extract the downloaded file in to /opt directory

raj@itzgeek~/$ sudo tar -zxvf utserver.tar.gz -C /opt/

Give the permission to the extracted directory for running the uTorrent Server.

raj@itzgeek~/$ sudo chmod 777 /opt/utorrent-server-alpha-v3_3/

Link uTorrent Server to /usr/bin/ directory.

raj@itzgeek~/$ sudo ln -s /opt/utorrent-server-alpha-v3_3/utserver /usr/bin/utserver

Start uTorrent Server by executing the following command.

raj@itzgeek~/$ utserver -settingspath /opt/utorrent-server-alpha-v3_3/

Once you run the command, leave the terminal as it is. Navigate your web browser to the following address.


User name is admin and leave the password field empty.

Screen Shot of uTorrent running.

Utorrent on Ubuntu 14.04
Utorrent on Ubuntu 14.04

If you do not want to start the utorrent manually, you can look at configuring utorrent to start system startup.

That’s all!


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  • saurav

    may be error

    Link uTorrent Server to /usr/bin/ directory.

    you need sbin not bin


  • Hachan

    after the first command under ##32bit##, I receive this error:

    bash: [email protected]~/$: No such file or directory

    —please help! 🙂

    • Raj

      Dear Hachan,

      Goto the directory where you have downloaded utorrent and extract it.

  • miguel

    Is there any problem if I have running Apache Server? in my ip.adress:8080 I only see files that I’m working with Apache.


    • Lucas

      same problem here.

    • Raj

      Sorry for late reply,

      Do not press Ctrl+C after the following command

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

      The above is required for running utorrent server. Make sure apache is not running on port 8080

  • Songs PK

    “sudo ln -s /opt/utorrent-server-alpha-v3_3/utserver /usr/bin/utserver” is not working for me. I am using it through remote linux SSH server

    • Raj

      Can you please post me the error.

  • jean

    nothing happens for me after the following command:
    utserver -settingspath /opt/utorrent-server-alpha-v3_3/


    • Raj

      Dear Jean,

      Once you run the command, leave the terminal as it is. Open your browser visit http://your-ip-address:8080/gui

      • jean

        thanks! it seems like i’m not able to connect. is this normal?

        • Randall

          I am having the same issue. I only diverged from the instructions to change the port by adding utserver.conf to /opt/utorrent-server-alpha-v3_3/ and adding ut_webui_port: 8082

          I do not receive any errors when starting server. BUt when I go to
          http://localhost:8082/gui I get Unable to connect. And I checked to see if that port is open and it is closed.

          Jean were you able to figure this out?

  • Amrit Sharma

    thank you so much.

    • master

      “e-STAY HAPPU ok”.


  • Mali


    How can you set it to run utorrent on boot?


  • BenjiBoy

    I’m using a proxy server here.
    A automatic address (for web browser), or manual address (for apt-get)

    So what IP can use, as the proxy server refused specific port connection.
    My own IP address (my comptuer) don’t work too.

    How can I do ?


    • Raj


      you can set use manual proxy ip, Go to options and setupguide. There you can test your network

  • Ajit

    whats the username cz its not accepting admin

    • Raj

      Dear Ajit,

      User name is admin, password field should be kept blank.

  • Harsh


    I have followed all the mentioned step but when i run localhost:8080/gui, i get a blank page.
    Please help me in resolving this issue.


  • thank you, your artikel so helpfull

  • Karthik VR Gundavarapu


    /$ utserver -settingspath /opt/utorrent-server-alpha-v3_3/
    after executing this command i am getting following error.. even though i have the file n directory

    utserver: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

    • Install below

      sudo apt-get install libssl1.0.0 libssl-dev

  • Scott Kennedy

    Instructions worked great! Quick question about Ubuntu Server… Is there anywhere to see the tracker announcements? I want to check my IP using Torguard’s Check My IP tool, but i don’t see the field anywhere.

  • Alain Paul

    Everything worked up to the part of pasting this link into my browser, it never opens up:


    • Can you share me an error or anything you found abnormal

  • Kiruby

    This worked for me. Thanks!

  • Zavtar

    Hello Raj ;

    Thanks for this article , everything worked fine , until I got the following error when I past the link with my Ip adress in my browser :

    “This webpage is not available


    can you please help me solve this issue out ?
    Thank you.

    • Akhil Pillai

      Just write localhost instead of your ip address it will work just fine

  • Rajashri

    http://your-ip-address:8080/gui after this command there is no response from server, it goes blank. can u help me for this

    • Raj

      You should not close the terminal and open your browser and type the given url