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5th July 2001, 16:37
Does anyone know if there is any place other than live365.com that supplies hosting for shoutcast streams? I've been looking pretty hard and I can't seem to find any.
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5th July 2001, 17:06
There isn't really any free shoutcast servers out there other than http://www.live365.com , which isn't a bad hosting service if you don't mind advertising on your stream, not being listed on the SHOUTcast index.
For a small fee you could buy server space - check out sites such as http://www.streamguys.com or http://www.wedgehost.com for more information on this.
6th July 2001, 18:03
Ethan...I don't think "Wedge" does any hosting anymore but streamguys do and they have pretty decent customer service. Stickus, you could always start out small and work your way up. That's about all you have for options.
22nd November 2007, 15:16
Live 365 is not free, you get a free 7 day trial and if you dont cancel you get charged $10, ok its not expensive, but its not free as advirtised, if it is i'd like to know how i can find it.:up:
22nd November 2007, 15:53
You can find a list of hosts here
http://www.radiotoolbox.com/hosts or check the links in my sig,
bandwidth is not free and not the best way to grow a station as it is not normally reliable.
30th November 2007, 18:48
Bandwidth is expensive and rarely people give free shoutcast streaming unlike web hosting yeah i can give free but also depending what kind of site you are creating.
As for shoutcast hosting i doubt there is free maybe yeah there is but what do the provider get in return should they give out free. unless you can target 100+ listener per day.
8th December 2007, 00:43
If budget is a problem - what not consider a pay-as-you-broadcast option. Several hosts offer such a service - which allows you to pay only for the bandwidth that you utilise (through listeners tuning in).
A good way to start out in the streaming world - as you don't have to commit to a monthly rental fee.
Good luck with your station.
10th December 2007, 15:19
Its not exacly hosting but if you want to start a radio station then freecast.co.uk has a shoutcast server which it allows you to broadcast free for two hours a day max and 4 hours a week max.
14th February 2008, 18:31
Hi You could try ukinternetradio.net FREE Trial and great prices
15th February 2008, 00:29
hunt around you can get a american dedicated server with unlimited bandwidth usage for 20$
17th February 2008, 07:42
Bandwidth isn't the same for every provider/ datacenter. Streaming content requires low latency. It really depends on server connectivity to major backbones, qos policies, routers, etc etc. The difference is having a flawless stream with no hickups, jitters or dropouts. Or having a crap stream where it may work good during off peak hours, but beyond that its a terrible listening experience.
19th March 2009, 01:49
Please keep it in your sig and join in if you wish to be seen,
19th March 2009, 12:07
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