[Icecast] IceCast on host server

"Thomas B. Rücker" thomas at ruecker.fi
Mon Feb 3 04:41:00 PST 2014


On 02/03/2014 12:05 PM, Maarten S wrote:
> Hopefully you have the opportunity to get me in the right direction. 
>
> For a small group, around 10 people, we are looking for setting up
> IceCast on a central server.
> The idea is that each of us will use this service to enable live
> internet broadcasts to our listeners:
>
> Microphone --> encoder --> INTERNET -->* Server + IceCast *-->
> INTERNET --> Listener

Yes, that's a typical setup.


> As I understand for setting up ourselves our own Windows or Linux
> based server: this should be possible with the tools provided
> at www.icecast.org/download.php <http://www.icecast.org/download.php>.
>
> But the idea is actually to use the server of our Provider as host
> server: 
>      - either in the cloud solution (only applicable for Java/PHP
> applications), 
>      - or in the shared webhosting platform (only applicable for PHP
> applications)
> For that we should have a JAVA or PHP based IceCast application. 
>
> Now my understanding is that IceCast from www.icecast.org/download.php
> <http://www.icecast.org/download.php.> cannot support this.
> Is that understanding correct and what is your advice for realizing
> our initiative?
>

Icecast can not run on a pure web hosting environment. full stop.

VPS servers are cheap and suitable (Icecast needs bandwidth, everything
else is secondary). I'd recommend exploring that. Make sure streaming is
allowed in the ToS for offers you evaluate.

Cheers

Thomas


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