If you don’t know what TeamSpeak is, its basically a Voice Chat application. Read more details here: TeamSpeak Details

Installing TeamSpeak Client is pretty easy however setting up TeamSpeak Server requires some technical knowledge.


  1. VPS
    You must have a Virtual Private Server for this setup.
    This installation is tested on CentOS 32bit Linux Server.
    Buy a VPS with at least 512 RAM from any VPS sellers online.
    Once purchased, you will be given an IP address, Username/Login and Password for your VPS.
    Note: TeamSpeak Server can also be installed on DSL connections but it is not preferred.

  3. Root Access
    Installing programs on Linux require root privileges.
    Root account in Linux is same as the Administrator account in Windows.
    Root user has complete control of the VPS.

  5. Linux Commands Knowledge
    Basic knowledge of Linux command-line is required.
    Linux commands are very very powerful which means a mistake of even a single character can delete all your files completely!
    Also, there is no Recycle Bin or Trash in Linux which means the chances of recovery are nearly impossible.
    So make sure you know what the command does before executing it on VPS.


Installation Steps

  1. Download PuTTY
    If you are using Windows, you will need an SSH Client like PuTTY that lets you connect with your VPS.
    Download PuTTY from here PuTTY.exe

  3. Login to VPS
    Once you have downloaded PuTTY, open it and you will see the screen below:
    PuTTY SSH Client Console Window
    Enter your VPS IP address in Host Name field and press enter.
    A black console window will open asking for the username.
    Enter your username (which should be root) and press enter.

    Now it will ask for your password like below:
    PuTTY SSH Client Console Window
    Enter your password and press enter.
    Note that your password will not be shown as you type it so don’t get confused.

    Once you have logged in, you will see something like below:
    PuTTY SSH Client Console Window

  5. Server Installation
    Write the following commands in PuTTY console one-by-one:
    groupadd teamspeak
    useradd -g teamspeak teamspeak -s /sbin/nologin
    cd /home/teamspeak
    wget http://dl.4players.de/ts/releases/
    tar -zxvf teamspeak3-server_linux-x86-
    chgrp -R teamspeak /home/teamspeak
    chown -R teamspeak /home/teamspeak
    screen -A -m -d -S ts3 su -c "./ts3server_startscript.sh start" teamspeak -s /bin/sh

    After you have executed all the commands without getting any errors, the TeamSpeak Server should be started successfully in background.

  7. Start TeamSpeak Server on Startup
    TeamSpeak Server does not automatically starts when your VPS is restarted.
    To start the server automatically on startup, execute the following commands:
    echo cd /home/teamspeak >> /etc/rc.local
    echo screen -A -m -d -S ts3 su -c "./ts3server_startscript.sh start" teamspeak -s /bin/sh >> /etc/rc.local

    Now your TeamSpeak server will automatically startup after crash or reboot.
  8. To make sure everything is running fine, connect to your newly setup TeamSpeak Server by download TeamSpeak Client from here TeamSpeak Client for Windows

    Installation Problems:
    If you face any problems while setting up TeamSpeak Server on your VPS, just write in comments. We will find a solution and update this post!