Installing Teamspeak on Centos 7

Teamspeak is a VOIP server that can be used for teams or multiple people to communicate. It is relatively lightweight, and secure, as updates are released regularly.

How to install Teamspeak on a CentOS instance.


Before we begin, you’ll need:

  • CentOS 7 system (64 bit only).
  • 512 MB of RAM or higher.
  • wget (utility used for downloading files).
  • nano or vim (any text editor is fine).



Update the system packages. This may take some time.

yum update -y

Install tools needed for this tutorial.

yum install nano wget perl tar net-tools bzip2 -y


Add an unprivileged user to run Teamspeak. When prompted, enter your desired password.

useradd ts
passwd ts

Retrieve the Teamspeak server software.
Make sure you have the latest release here

cd ~

Extract the Teamspeak tarball and copy all of the files to our unprivileged user’s home directory.

tar -xvf teamspeak3-server_linux_amd64-3.5.0.tar.bz2
cd teamspeak3-server_linux_amd64
cp * -R /home/ts

Remove temporary files.

cd ~
rm -rf teamspeak3-server_linux_amd64
rm -rf teamspeak3-server_linux_amd64-3.5.0.tar.bz2

Grant the appropriate permissions to our ts user.

chown -R ts:ts /home/ts

Create a Systemd service for Teamspeak.

nano /lib/systemd/system/teamspeak.service

Paste the following:

Description=Team Speak 3 Server
ExecStart=/home/teamspeak/ start inifile=ts3server.ini
ExecStop=/home/teamspeak/ stop

Save and exit.

Reload Systemd units.

systemctl --system daemon-reload

Make Teamspeak run on startup.

systemctl enable teamspeak.service

Starting, stopping and restarting

Controlling Teamspeak is simple. You can control Teamspeak with the following command:

systemctl (option) teamspeak.service

Replace (option) with start, stop, or restart.

For now it will not start! Check the notes at the bottom of this post,

P.S If you are running a standalone Centos you may change the location in the configuration to /var/www/html/(Teamspeak).

Configuring the firewall

CentOS 7 no longer uses iptables. As an alternative, CentOS 7 comes with firewalld by default.

Find the default zone. On Vultr instances running CentOS 7, the default zone is public.

firewall-cmd --get-default-zone

Open the default ports for Teamspeak. If each rule is added successfully, the output will read “success”.

firewall-cmd --zone=public --permanent --add-port=10011/tcp
firewall-cmd --zone=public --permanent --add-port=30033/tcp
firewall-cmd --zone=public --permanent --add-port=9987/udp

Reload firewalld.

firewall-cmd --reload

Congratulations! You’ve successfully created a Teamspeak server. You can connect to it with the Teamspeak Client. Sorry, for mobile they have a paid version for iPhone and Android! Hummm

Teamspeak on Centos

This is what it should look when you are connected!


– Make sure you CHOWN all files to ts:ts
– Create this empty file where your server directory is located to accept the license terms .ts3server_license_accepted
– To retrieve the privilege key you need to check the Logs in the /Logs directory where you installed your Teamspeak server


Check Internet Speed With Speedtest-cli on CentOS

In this tutorial, we’ll be installing Speedtest-cli to test the network speed of your server. Speedtest-cli is a command line interface for the popular speed-testing service, It is quite simple to do and will only require basic Linux knowledge. This tutorial will work on CentOS 5, 6, and 7.


Before we do anything, we must install one dependency.

yum install -y python


Enter the root directory.

cd ~

Retrieve the Python script using wget. This script was written by Sivel; you can learn more about it on the GitHub page.


Make the script executable.

chmod +x


Run the script to determine your inbound/outbound connection bandwidth.


If you want an image of the result, run the following command instead.

./ --share