How to Setup a TeamSpeak Server on CentOS 7

How to Set Up a TeamSpeak Server on CentOS 7

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TeamSpeak 3 is voice-over-internet protocol (VOIP) software. It provides audio communication features, that can be used online gaming, educational training, internal business communication, and staying in touch with friends and family. TeamSpeak is easy to use and offers high security standards, excellent audio quality, and low system and bandwidth usage. Featuring a client-server architecture, TeamSpeak 3 is literally capable of handling up to thousands of simultaneous users.

Listed below are some of the the key TeamSpeak features:

  • Superior Voice Quality
  • High Scalability
  • Powerful File Transfer
  • Text Chat
  • 3D Sound Effects
  • Decentralized Infrastructure
  • Robust Permission System
  • Mobile applications for Android and iOS
  • In-Game Overlay
  • Limitless Customization

and many more…

In this tutorial we will guide you through the steps of installing TeamSpeak 3 Server on a CentOS 7 VPS.

Update the system

First thing you need to do is to log in to your CentOS 7 VPS via SSH as user root.

ssh root@IP_Address -p Port_Number

Before installing TeamSpeak Server it is recommended to update all packages installed on your server.

yum -y update

Install TeamSpeak Server

It is not recommended to run TeamSpeak as user root, so we will create a new system user by running the following command

adduser --shell /bin/false teamspeak -d /opt/teamspeak3 -M

Download TeamSpeak 3 Server for Linux from their official website

wget http://dl.4players.de/ts/releases/3.0.13.8/teamspeak3-server_linux_amd64-3.0.13.8.tar.bz2

unpack the downloaded archive, rename the directory and remove the downloaded archive

tar -jxvf teamspeak3-server_linux_amd64-3.0.13.8.tar.bz2
mv teamspeak3-server_linux_amd64 teamspeak3
rm -f teamspeak3-server_linux_amd64-3.0.13.8.tar.bz2

To start the TeamSpeak server switch the user

su teamspeak

and execute the following command

cd /opt/teamspeak
./ts3server_startscript.sh start

You should get the following output

Starting the TeamSpeak 3 server
TeamSpeak 3 server started, for details please view the log file
root@linuxhostsupporttest [/opt/teamspeak3]#
------------------------------------------------------------------
I M P O R T A N T
------------------------------------------------------------------
Server Query Admin Account created
loginname= "serveradmin", password= "KffDEVoW"
------------------------------------------------------------------

------------------------------------------------------------------
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=X3wT1SSVrW9VmwRkpNC32ezYhaSJ7bp8WOwBWOnB
------------------------------------------------------------------

If you want to stop the TeamSpeak server use the following command

./ts3server_startscript.sh stop

You can also create a systemd service to easily start/stop/restart TeamSpeak and start the service automatically on server boot. To do that, create a ‘teamspeak.service’ file with the following content

vim /lib/systemd/system/teamspeak.service

[Unit]
Description=TeamSpeak 3 Server Server
After=network.target

[Service]
Type=simple
WorkingDirectory=/opt/teamspeak3/
ExecStart=/opt/teamspeak3/ts3server_startscript.sh start inifile=ts3server.ini
ExecStop=/opt/teamspeak3/ts3server_startscript.sh stop
User=teamspeak
Group=teamspeak
PIDFile=/opt/teamspeak3/ts3server.pid
Restart=always
StandardOutput=syslog
StandardError=syslog
SyslogIdentifier=teamspeak

[Install]
WantedBy=multi-user.target

Save the file and execute the following commands to enable and start the service

systemctl --system daemon-reload
systemctl enable teamspeak3.service
systemctl start teamspeak3.service

Installing TeamSpeak on a CentOS 7 server  is an easy task if you are using one of  our Linux Host Support Services. Feel free to ask our expert Linux Administrators to install TeamSpeak on a CentOS 7 these for you, and it will be taken care of immediately. They are available 24×7, so you can get the help you need at any time.

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