Why Icecast Server Hosting?

Broadcast commercial AM / FM stations online

Broadcast an audio source remotely from any studio, or stream locally on the server side (or both). Automatically switch back and forth between live disk jockeys and an auto dj. Push listeners to live feeds, playlist archives, general rotation, etc. Fallback mounts in the default Icecast server hosting configuration maintain a cascading priority. So, rather than disconnect if a /live signal drops, listeners will “fallback” to the /autodj mountpoint playing tracks in the background until regularly scheduled programming returns. Read more in our Introduction To Icecast.

Drive listener traffic through an adaptive content delivery network routing mechanism to reduce latency. The dynamic network paths across the information Superhighway are constantly caching data. Let an intelligent component determine the fastest, most stable, route from point A to B in real time. Now, end users traverse Internet hops like roads on a GPS for a more consistent connectivity. Avoid packet loss. Enhance experience.

Icecast Server Hosting CDN

Vanity URL

Domain names help mask the IP addresses or various other hostnames associated with a parent company. Vanity urls, in turn, keep listener links on brand and their appearance authentic by hiding ugly datacenter details.

SSL Streaming

As the web shifts more and more toward an SSL standard, non-https coded pages are causing unwanted browser warnings and alerts. Secure streaming transmits data through an SSL encryption tunnel.

Port 80 Proxy

Common firewall settings often prohibit the use of streaming port ranges (8000 – 9000) at work and school. An alternative is to provide a web server port 80 proxy for loyal listeners to tune into during the nine to five grind.

Centova Cast Panel

Icecast server hosting control panel

Centova Cast is by far the most in depth streaming control panel for Icecast server hosting and Shoutcast server hosting, for that matter. The industry leading software is an Ajax based drag and drop controller which lets users modify content without leaving the familiarity and comfort of a modern web browser.

The playlist manager supports four types of basic radio programming: general rotation, scheduled, interval, and immediate. First upload an intro file to welcome new listener connections. Then assign different playback “weights” to give specific songs more or less precedence. Next insert jingles or radio station id clips to repeat regularly. Finally, mix media by time and date, random shuffling, or sequential order, etc.

The newest software development packages a web player, as well as other copy and paste widgets, for easy integration into websites. The design also improves statistical interactivity and tracks listener behavior for analytics and royalty reporting purposes. Try the demo.


Icecast Server Hosting Plans

Custom packages are available upon request

Features

PriceUSD
  • Disk Space  
    Maximum amount of file storage per Icecast server hosting account.
  • Data Transfer  
    Streaming quota for all outbound listener sessions each month.
  • Listeners  
    Highest number of concurrent connections for all mountpoints, total.
  • Bandwidth  
    Bandwidth cap for all inbound mountpoint sources (bitrates) combined.
  • Mountpoints  
    Simultaneously stream multiple sources under the same Icecast port.

64 Kbps

$9.99/ month
  • 500 Megabytes
  • 500 Gigabytes
  • 50 Listeners
  • 64 Kbps
  • 1 Mount

128 Kbps

$17.99/ month
  • 1 Gigabyte
  • 1 Terabyte
  • 100 Listeners
  • 128 Kbps
  • 3 Mounts

256 Kbps

$31.99/ month
  • 2 Gigabytes
  • 2 Terabytes
  • 200 Listeners
  • 256 Kbps
  • 4 Mounts

384 Kbps

$41.99/ month
  • 3 Gigabytes
  • 3 Terabytes
  • 300 Listeners
  • 384 Kbps
  • 5 Mounts

512 Kbps

$59.99/ month
  • 5 Gigabytes
  • 5 Terabytes
  • 500 Listeners
  • 512 Kbps
  • 7 Mounts

1024 Kbps

$99.99/ month
  • 10 Gigabytes
  • 10 Terabytes
  • 1,000 Listeners
  • 1024 Kbps
  • 10 Mounts

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  • Auto DJ  
    Program an Auto DJ to broadcast a signal when live feeds go off air.
  • Centova Cast  
    Manage Icecast server tasks through a point and click control panel.
  • Port 80 Proxy  
    Open port 80 as an option to audiences listening behind a firewall.
  • Website Widgets  
    Copy and paste scripts developed for easy to use website integration.
  • Web Player  
    Embed a Muses, jPlayer, or custom HTML5 web player into any website.
  • On Demand  
    Catalog an archive of songs for instant playback on demand.
  • Intro File  
    Welcome listeners with an advertisement or call sign when tuning in.
  • Fallback Mount  
    Loop a playlist in the background for listeners when a live source drops.
  • Master Relay  
    Relay all mountpoints from one Icecast server configuration to another.
  • Media Library  
    Browse by artists, albums, or titles in a drag and drop web interface.
  • Audio Formats  
    Extensive listen links for Winamp, Windows, Real, Quicktime, and iTunes.
  • Advanced Stats  
    Comprehensive metrics track trends and unique listeners live.
  • Royalty Reports  
    Historical csv reports contain aggregate data for music licensing purposes.
  • AWS Integration  
    Sell albums as an Amazon.com affiliate through the Centova Cast panel.
  • Icecast2 Status  
    Login to the Icecast2 status page to move listeners between mountpoints.
  • View Logs  
    Read output print by the Icecast binary to debug a server configuration.
  • FTP  
    Copy mp3s to the Centova Cast media library as content for the Auto DJ.
  • Tech Support  
    Icecast server hosting with a commitment to continued customer care.
  • 99.9% Uptime  
    Be confident 99.9% of the time, or more, on redundant carrier backbones.
  • No Contract  
    Services come on an as is basis from month to month. Cancel at any time.

Icecast Server Hosting Compatibility

Icecast server hosting is a compatible streaming audio platform

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