Installing TeamSpeak 3 Server on Linux

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Create a new user as root to run the TeamSpeak server under, running TeamSpeak as root is a security risk and should be avoided, TeamSpeak does not use privileged ports to there is no need to run as root.

sudo adduser teamspeak

Switch to the user using the "su" command

sudo su teamspeak

Change directory to the root folder of the TeamSpeak user.

cd ~

Download the latest TeamSpeak 3 server from At the time of writing this is 3.13.3 but be sure to check yourself.


Unpack/unzip the archive you've just downloaded.

tar xvjf teamspeak3-server_linux_amd64-3.13.3.tar.bz2

Change directory to the folder with the server files.

cd teamspeak3-server_linux_amd64

Run the TeamSpeak server.

./ start

Your console will show a server admin/password and server token, save these in a safe place for later as you will need them to gain server admin and use the Server Query client, which is used for bots and advanced features.

The server should be started at this point, With your TeamSpeak client connect to the IP of your server, when you connect a windows will pop up asking for the server token, this is the longest random looking string you were given in the previous step, enter this and you will be given server admin.

You can now administrate your TS3 server instance as you see fit.

You may also want to look at Startup Crontab or Systemd Unit for instructions on how to make the server run at boot time.

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