How to Install qBittorrent on Ubuntu 18.04

Install qBittorrent on Ubuntu 18.04

In this tutorial we will show you how to install qBittorrent on Ubuntu 18.04. We will also install and configure its prerequisites. qBittorrent is a torrent client, similar to ĀµTorrent, 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 18.04

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 on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver.

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 18.04 server. Thanks for using this tutorial installing qBittorrent torrent client on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) system.