How To Setup a Teamspeak 3 Server on Ubuntu (Linux)

This guide will explain the basics of setting up a TeamSpeak 3 server on Ubuntu (Linux).

Prerequisites

  • At least 1GB RAM.
  • Teamspeak client software installed on your computer.

Step 1 - Downloading Teamspeak

Download the Teamspeak 3 server from the following URL.

wget http://dl.4players.de/ts/releases/3.0.13.6/teamspeak3-server_linux_amd64-3.0.13.6.tar.bz2

Extract the ZIP archive to a folder of your choice, I used the current for ease.

tar jxf teamspeak3-server_linux_amd64-3.0.13.6.tar.bz2

Step 2 - Running Teamspeak

Navigate to the folder where you have extracted Teamspeak.

Inside of it is an executable named ts3server_startscript.sh. Run this executable with:

./ts3server_startscript.sh start

This will download, extract, install, and run teamspeak 3 server.

Once your server starts up you will see it output something like this. Be sure to write your Server Query Admin Account down as it will not be shown again. An easy way to copy it would be to select it all and copy it to a text file.

------------------------------------------------------------------
                      I M P O R T A N T
------------------------------------------------------------------
              Server Query Admin Acccount created
         loginname= "serveradmin", password= "ostsOuyX"
------------------------------------------------------------------

------------------------------------------------------------------
                      I M P O R T A N T
------------------------------------------------------------------
      ServerAdmin privilege key created, please use it to gain
      serveradmin rights for your virtualserver. please
      also check the doc/privilegekey_guide.txt for details.

       token=A3Omx+Yy0mKtNMZ7UOa2cLbkEWyB5fwgwLcT5C+A
------------------------------------------------------------------

Now that your server is running, try connecting to it by specifying the IP address of your VPS in the Teamspeak client (on your computer). If you can't connect to your server, try allowing port 9987 through your Firewall.

Conclusion

You now have a fully working Teamspeak 3 server - invite your friends to your server!

Source: Vultr [May 2, 2017], TS.io