How To Set Up The Bti-Tracker BitTorrent Tracker System On Fedora/Centos/Redhat

BtiTracker is a complete PHP tracker system for BitTorrent, easy to setup and configure. It comes with full remote admin management. This guide explains how to set it up on a Fedora/CentOS/RedHat system.

Please note I have not tested this out on CentOS/RedHat but due to Fedora/CentOS useing the RedHat core, it should work without any problems.

Bti-Tracker homepage @

What you need to install:

* MySql
* Apache
and about 20 MB of space for the tracker and torrent.

yum install httpd mysql-server php php-mysql php-mbstring php-gd

chkconfig --levels 235 httpd on
/etc/init.d/httpd start
chkconfig --levels 235 mysqld on
/etc/init.d/mysqld start
mysqladmin -u root password yourrootsqlpassword

mkdir /tmp/bt
cd /tmp/bt

mv btit147 /var/www/html/bt
chown -R apache:apache /var/www/html
chmod -R 775 /var/www/html

mysql -u root -p

GRANT SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, DELETE, CREATE ON BT_tracker.* TO 'BT_tracker'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'BT_tracker';

Now you can access Bti-Tracker under http://<IP>/bt. Replace <IP> with your box/pc IP address.

Then follow the onscreen setup:

 Database info setup:

At the Administrator Setup the password must be 6 letters or more. :)

Finished Page:


Once done, do this:

mv /var/www/html/bt/install/ /tmp/

Job done!

Now it's up to you what you do with it. Happy use!


* fix note : had yum install twice OOPS! * 

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From: David

Hi there,

Thank you for the guide! Works perfect on Fedora 14 BUT if I do it same way on RHEL 6.6 with no errors but when it's time to access web portal I get a 403 permission denied, whatever permissions I give to /var/www/html and I'm freaking out trying to solve it with no luck so far, any help would be appreciated. Cheers!