Learn How To Install BitTorrent Sync on Ubuntu 14.04

September 20, 2019

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How to Install BitTorrent Sync on IT Web Services Ubuntu 14.04 Instance

This article will guide you through the install and setup process for launching a BitTorrent Sync Client/Server on a high performance SSD VPS at IT Web Services.


Install BitTorrent Sync

Login To Your New Ubuntu 14.04 VPS Server at IT Web Services via SSH and run the following commands

apt-get -y install python-software-properties
add-apt-repository ppa:tuxpoldo/btsync
apt-get update
apt-get -y install btsync

Steps for Install Menu:

  • select “btsync” user from the menu
  • select “default” for the sync daemon group
  • set niceness to 0
  • Unless you have additional IP’s on your instance it’s ok to hit enter to “”
  • Set the port to listen on (Default: 8888)
  • Should BitTorrent Sync only allow SSL? <No> is ok here.

Make the directory(ies) to store your sync’d files

We will use “/btsync” for this example.

mkdir /btsync
#set ownership to btsync user
chown btsync /btsync

You are now ready to start using BitTorrent Sync!

Access the control panel via http://(server ip address):8888


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