Install μTorrent (uTorrent) on Ubuntu 14.04

This tutorial is for an older version of Ubuntu. A new post is available for Ubuntu 18.04: How To Install uTorrent on Ubuntu 18.04.

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.

sudo apt-get update
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 ###

wget -O utserver.tar.gz

### 64 bit ###

wget -O utserver.tar.gz

Extract the downloaded file in to /opt directory.

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

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

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

Link uTorrent Server to /usr/bin/ directory.

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

Start uTorrent Server by executing the following command.

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

Do not exist from the terminal, leave as it is.

Navigate your web browser to the following address.


Username is admin and leave the password field empty.

Screen Shot of uTorrent running:

Install µTorrent on Ubuntu 14.04 – µTorrent Running
Install µTorrent on Ubuntu 14.04 – µTorrent Running

By default, torrent data are stored in your home directory. If you want to change that, go to μtorrent Web UI –> Settings –> Directories –> Put new downloads in.

Install µTorrent on Ubuntu 14.04 – µTorrent Download Directory
Install µTorrent on Ubuntu 14.04 – µTorrent Download Directory

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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