Old 14th February 2003, 11:44   #1
kev1000
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 29
Amazin Cheap Server!!

Hey,

I recently signed up with http://www.bean-net.net. I have been reasearching shoutcast server for months, and nothing compares to these guys.


.50 cents per user, very friendly people, good servers.



Check Them Out,
http://www.bean-net.net
kev1000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th February 2003, 01:52   #2
rgATL
Major Dude
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: ATL, of course.
Posts: 724
Quality/legit?

Woah. Sounds too good to be true. With this, or any, services provider, how can we know if they're any good (good quality, still be around in a month)?

rg.
rgATL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th February 2003, 06:44   #3
Emerica
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 39
They have been around in the past couple months, allthough i didnt recieve a response to my mail requesting hosting. My interest dropped there.
Emerica is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th February 2003, 10:39   #4
Flashmaxim
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 8
Send a message via ICQ to Flashmaxim Send a message via AIM to Flashmaxim Send a message via Yahoo to Flashmaxim
Dunno if those guys goner be around long .50 per listener at any bitrate!!! maybe they made miscalculation on howmany bandwith it uses with us .50 is for 32 kbps streams and 56 for €1,10
http://www.mediahost.nl
Flashmaxim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th February 2003, 13:22   #5
kev1000
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 29
Its 50 cents for any bitrate.. No cap on the bandwidth

I have been with them for almost 1 week now.. Im very satisfied with there service


Im brodcasting at 112 kbps
if you guys want my stream just ask
kev1000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th February 2003, 14:00   #6
Flashmaxim
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 8
Send a message via ICQ to Flashmaxim Send a message via AIM to Flashmaxim Send a message via Yahoo to Flashmaxim
bean-net

You can hardly say its a good host if only use there services for a week now MOST streamhosts with those prices only last 2 months so i hope bean net stayes around longer
Flashmaxim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th February 2003, 08:06   #7
global_groove6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Toronto
Posts: 391
Send a message via Yahoo to global_groove6
Just signed up with them today. Had a terrible time with them in the past but decided to give them another shot. Don't let me down bean-net.
global_groove6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th February 2003, 20:09   #8
Bean-Net-Ken
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: PA,USA
Posts: 137
We try our best to keep it alive, unfortinatly, yes the pricing is hard to keep at it. We have had it for 5 months @ .50$ We have just raised to 1$, I still belive this is the cheapest around.

Bean-Net-Ken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th February 2003, 21:23   #9
Bean-Net-Ken
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: PA,USA
Posts: 137
This is to all people that buy shoutcast, if you can please let me know of pricing on 100% uptime at this price is worth it.

$2 for up to 128Kbps
$1.50 for up to 80Kbps
$1.00 for up to 56Kbps
$0.50 for up to 24Kbps

I have compaired this to STREAMGUYS, which is :

$4 for up to 128Kbps
$3 for up to 80Kbps
$2 for up to 56Kbps
$1 for up to 24Kbps

Which I see us better, than looked at URBANCOLO :

UBLive 512k $10.00
UBLive 192k $3.00
UBLive128k $2.00
UBLive 64k $1.55
UBLive 56k .95
UBLive 32k .65
UBLive 24k .55
UBLive 10k .35

How do you feel on Bean-Net's New pricing, the bandwidth and amount of people tract to be around 12 New customers every day, Would you still buy? Thanks guys for your help!
Bean-Net-Ken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th February 2003, 23:23   #10
rgATL
Major Dude
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: ATL, of course.
Posts: 724
0.50 --> 2.00 ??

How'd we get from 50 cents to $2 in two days?

I think I was interested in the beginning of the week, but now I'm not sure...

(Ken, can you please email me so we can talk more about your services...)

Thank you,
rg.
rgATL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th February 2003, 00:24   #11
Bean-Net-Ken
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: PA,USA
Posts: 137
You can email us @ Sales@Bean-Net.Net, The reasoning in increase was we bought a 5,000$ line which we need to pay for. I belive the pricing is still in range or resonable and yet STILL the cheapest.
If anyone has information or thoughts PLEASE POST THEM! Thanks guys!
Bean-Net-Ken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th February 2003, 04:52   #12
club977
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Posts: 285
Ken,

I've been on your old/new network for a week now testing a new channel we are starting and so far so good. But if you paid $5000 dollars for a Yipes connection, you're getting ripped off miserably. Why not buy a 100meg Cogent pipe in Chicago for $3000 dollars? It's a better network than Yipes in my personal opinion even though what you are on now isn't too bad with Yipes.

Hell, if you are really spending $5000 dollars a month on that line, I'll sell you a Tier 1 Verio connection for 5 grand a month. We're testing a channel on their network too

Shamless plug: http://198.65.249.5:8000/listen.pls

Are you raising prices for your old customers too? I hope not.
club977 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th February 2003, 20:38   #13
xiradio
Senior Member
 
xiradio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Ohio
Posts: 170
Yeah, will old customers be getting hit in the wallet too?

Chris
xiradio.com

Last edited by xiradio; 20th February 2003 at 21:07.
xiradio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th February 2003, 20:50   #14
global_groove6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Toronto
Posts: 391
Send a message via Yahoo to global_groove6
Why is it everytime I sign up with a new host they increase their prices? dedicatedplay, vbdgital and now this.
global_groove6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th February 2003, 22:51   #15
Jay
Moderator Alumni
 
Jay's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Next Door
Posts: 8,942
because when you get in on the ground floor these hosts will do almost anything to get customers but when they do, they need to pay for it. Good ole Supply and Demand applies here.
Jay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st February 2003, 17:27   #16
xylek
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 39
I also would like to know about existing customers and possible price increases. If I were to go ahead and get my server now, would future price increases effect me?
xylek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd February 2003, 19:09   #17
Bean-Net-Ken
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: PA,USA
Posts: 137
Well, these prices will not increase further, I still see Bean-Net being the cheaper of all providers out thier. Reason we pay 5000 instead of a 3000$ Cogent line is because Cogent is the worst host in the industry. They have high pings, low quality and the service sucks. If anyone had Bean-Net around 2 months ago knew our servers sucked. (Why?) Because it was on Cogent. We now can supply people to have listeners with no lag and almost 99.9% uptime. We would love to have you all jump on. Any other comments, keep postin! Ill reply asap!
Bean-Net-Ken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd February 2003, 19:09   #18
Bean-Net-Ken
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: PA,USA
Posts: 137
Well, these prices will not increase further, I still see Bean-Net being the cheaper of all providers out thier. Reason we pay 5000 instead of a 3000$ Cogent line is because Cogent is the worst host in the industry. They have high pings, low quality and the service sucks. If anyone had Bean-Net around 2 months ago knew our servers sucked. (Why?) Because it was on Cogent. We now can supply people to have listeners with no lag and almost 99.9% uptime. We would love to have you all jump on. Any other comments, keep postin! Ill reply asap!
Bean-Net-Ken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd February 2003, 20:30   #19
Romilar_D
Member
 
Romilar_D's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Posts: 68
Send a message via ICQ to Romilar_D
Hey Bean.net

Couple of comments:

Yipes - Chapter 11 reorganization translates to competative rates but will they be around a year from now. The communications dot.com heyday of 2000 - 2001 has left a surplus of under-utilized pipes. This excess supply is causing non-tier1's to cut pricing at the expense of service reliablty and customer support. In such an environment you have a lot of willing sellers. Work out multiple deals playing one against another. Find an external host for bullet-proof DNS so when you change service providers your customers may retain listenership.

Format variety - Offer WMA, Real, and perhaps Quicktime streaming services.

Website - Needs a little work as stream hosting seems just a footnote to gaming services.

Keep up the good work. The broadcast community can be merciless when it comes to service related downtime but we all wish you and other providers success as we would hardpressed to function without you.
Romilar_D is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd February 2003, 21:32   #20
Psythik
Got his CT back
and didn't pay $10
(Forum King)
 
Psythik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 3,581
if it hasn't been said yet, it's 50 American cents per listener, but the minimum listeners you can have is 50, which adds up to $25/month at the least

This is a sig of some nature.
Psythik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd February 2003, 05:57   #21
Bean-Net-Ken
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: PA,USA
Posts: 137
Yes, that is correct. Our new layout will finally have the control panel which all you people will buy from us for. You can easly, Kick/Ban people as before, Change passwords, stop and start the Shoutcast DSP. Monitor the songs played and lister IPs, A graphical system to show when you get your listeners. Change of passwords or other information. Any other Ideas for a control panel you guys might like to see?

Regards,

Kenneth Bean
Bean-Net-Ken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th February 2003, 22:23   #22
xylek
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 39
I decided to give these guys a try myself...Waiting for an email from the sales address now.
xylek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th February 2003, 23:56   #23
Bean-Net-Ken
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: PA,USA
Posts: 137
All requests have been set out, I am at the desk.



How do you all feel on the control panel we are making?
Bean-Net-Ken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th February 2003, 00:24   #24
xylek
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 39
Quote:
Originally posted by Bean-Net-Ken
All requests have been set out, I am at the desk.



How do you all feel on the control panel we are making?
It is a really great idea and if completed will make the purchase even more worth it.
xylek is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Go Back   Winamp & Shoutcast Forums > Shoutcast > Shoutcast Discussions

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump