qBittorrent is a free, open-source, cross-platform P2P BitTorrent client
developed inC++ and Qt libraries. It was built to provide an open-source alternative to uTorrent, which is a popular BitTorrent client.
qBittorrent features include:
- An interface similar to uTorrent
- DHT, peer exchange, and complete encryption are all supported by this BitTorrent client.
- It has a well-integrated search engine.
- It also has UPnP port forwarding and NAT-PMP capabilities.
- You can also use the qBittorrent Web interface to control it remotely.
- A search engine that is well-integrated and expandable.
- IPv6 compliant
In this tutorial, we will go through the installation of qbittorrent on ubuntu 20.04
Install qBittorrent on Ubuntu 20.04
Step 1: Update your system
First, make sure all your system packages are updated. Run the following commands:
$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt upgrade
Step 2: Add qBittorrent PPA on Ubuntu 20.04
Next, we add the qBittorrent PPA(Personal Package Archive) in Ubuntu. Run the command:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:qbittorrent-team/qbittorrent-stable
To proceed, press ENTER.
Step 3: Install qbittorrent
Next, update the repository and then install qbittorrent. Run the following commands:
$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt install qbittorrent
Press Y to continue with the installation. Another package will be installed in the process.
Step 4. Opening qBittorrent.
Once the installation is complete, launch qBittorrent from the applications menu on ubuntu or run the following command:
qBittorrent Web UI
qBittorrent has a web interface that allows you to control torrent clients from a web browser. To enable the web interface, go to Tools > Preferences > Web UI.
The program runs on port 8080 though you can also specify the port. Open your browser and gothe address localhost:8080.
qBittorrent will open up in the web browser.
Installing qBittorrent on Ubuntu 20.04 is as simple as that. For more information, visit their official site.
Karim Buzdar holds a degree in telecommunication engineering and holds several sysadmin certifications including CCNA RS, SCP, and ACE. As an IT engineer and technical author, he writes for various websites.