What is it?

NZBGet is a Newsreader written in C++ and designed with performance in mind to achieve maximum download speed by using very little system resources.



  • Download NZBGet.
    wget -O - | \ sed -n "s/^.*stable-download.*: \"\(.*\)\".*/\1/p" | \ wget --no-check-certificate -i - -O
  • Install NZBGet.
  • Note: By default NZBGet is installed into directory .nzbget/ in the current directory. You can specify another directory using parameter --destdir.
    sh --destdir /path/to/install/nzbget
  • Run in background as daemon (service). When starting NZBGet use command -D.
    <nzbget-directory>/nzbget -D
  • (Optional) Clean up the installation archive.
    rm nzbget*.run


  • Open your browser and navigate to to access the NZBGet WebUI.

  • Default login credentials are username: nzbget, password: tegbzn6789. These should be changed under Settings->Security.

  • Recommend changing the ControlPort under Setting->Security. You can generate a random port here.

  • Remember, the URL to the WebUI will change from 6789 to any new port you designate.