In this tutorial we will show you how to install qBittorrent on Ubuntu 16.04. We will also install and configure its prerequisites. qBittorrent is a torrent client, similar to µTorrent, which was recently ported to the Linux systems. Among others, qBittorrent has a built-in search engine for searching in the popular BitTorrent sites, has torrent queueing and prioritizing features, has IP Filtering options, provides a tool for creating torrents and bandwidth limitations.
I recommend to use a minimal Ubuntu server setup as a basis for the tutorial, that can be a virtual or a root server image with an Ubuntu 16.04 minimal install from a web hosting company or you use our minimal server tutorial to install a server from scratch.
Install qBittorrent on Ubuntu 16.04
Step 1. First, ensure your system and apt package lists are fully up-to-date by running the following:
apt-get update -y apt-get upgrade -y
Step 2. Installing qBitTorrent.
qBittorrent is already available in official Ubuntu repositories. To install latest published on qBittorrent PPAs, use the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:qbittorrent-team/qbittorrent-stable
Run following commands one by one to check updates and install / upgrade the bittorrent client:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install qbittorrent
We can use GUI option to start qBitTorrent or use the following command to start or you can start it from Unity Dash or application menu:
Congratulation’s! You have successfully install and configured qBittorrent on your Ubuntu 16.04 server. Thanks for using this tutorial installing qBittorrent torrent client on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) system.