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Sick of using Discord/Skype? Tired of not having complete control of your server? Or maybe it’s because of the lack of customizable settings? Too much bandwidth usage? Well look no further! Teamspeak is here to help!
In this guide, I will show you on how to install TeamSpeak 3 Server on your Ubuntu 16.04 64-bit IT Web Services VPS.
- A VPS running Ubuntu 16.04 from IT Web Services.
First, create a new user with your desired name, we will use the name “teamspeak” for this guide.
adduser --disabled-login teamspeak
Get the latest TeamSpeak 3 server files for 64-bit Linux. Check their website, a new version may be available.
Extract the archive.
tar xvf teamspeak3-server_linux_amd64-3.1.1.tar.bz2
This will create a new folder in the root directory called:
Move the extracted files to the
teamspeak user’s home directory then remove the extracted folder and downloaded archive.
cd teamspeak3-server_linux_amd64 && mv * /home/teamspeak && cd .. && rm -rf teamspeak3*
Accept the license agreement:
Change ownership of the TeamSpeak 3 server files.
chown -R teamspeak:teamspeak /home/teamspeak
Make the TeamSpeak 3 server start on boot. Use your favorite editor to make a new file called
Paste this content into it:
[Unit] Description=TeamSpeak 3 Server After=network.target [Service] WorkingDirectory=/home/teamspeak/ User=teamspeak Group=teamspeak Type=forking ExecStart=/home/teamspeak/ts3server_startscript.sh start inifile=ts3server.ini ExecStop=/home/teamspeak/ts3server_startscript.sh stop PIDFile=/home/teamspeak/ts3server.pid RestartSec=15 Restart=always [Install] WantedBy=multi-user.target
Once you are done, save the file and close the editor. Now we will activate the script so that it will start on boot.
This makes to systemd recognize the file we just created.
systemctl --system daemon-reload
Enable the service.
systemctl enable teamspeak.service
Start the TeamSpeak server.
systemctl start teamspeak.service
Once you’ve started the server, you can check that it’s running with this command.
systemctl status teamspeak.service
When you first try to connect to your TeamSpeak server, you may be prompted to use a privilege key. This privilege key allows to administrate your TeamSpeak server. To get this privilege key, use the following command:
At bottom you’ll see something that looks like this:
-------------------------------------------------------- ServerAdmin privilege key created, please use the line below token=**************************************** --------------------------------------------------------
Replace the stars with your unique token, and enter it into your TeamSpeak client. You’ll see a prompt telling you that the privilege key was successfully used.
If you are using the built-in firewall that was included with the Ubuntu installation then
iptables is your firewall. You may need to forward the following ports to allow connections to your TeamSpeak 3 Server.
iptables -A INPUT -p udp --dport 9987 -j ACCEPT iptables -A INPUT -p udp --sport 9987 -j ACCEPT iptables -A INPUT -p tcp --dport 30033 -j ACCEPT iptables -A INPUT -p tcp --sport 30033 -j ACCEPT iptables -A INPUT -p tcp --dport 10011 -j ACCEPT iptables -A INPUT -p tcp --sport 10011 -j ACCEPT
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