Old 27th December 2002, 22:32   #1
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Ignorant Server questions.

I would like to set up internet radio on a website. But I am confused as to how to go about it. From what I can tell, I can dedicate a computer of my own to be a server or I can hire a service.

Can someone help me with the plus/minus of that decision. Also, I'm a bit confused about how people are charging for the service. This per listener charge...Is it "how many people can listen at the same time?" So someone might charge me for 50 (at a time) per month at a specific amount?

As you can tell, I know nothing about this process. I've tried to go through some of the "how to's" but can't seem to grasp it. Sympathy, please.

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Old 27th December 2002, 22:47   #2
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Old 27th December 2002, 22:54   #3
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Not accounting for licensing and copyright fees, being your own server usually has no additional costs associated. Many people, though, do not have the bandwidth required to host their own stream and elect to go with third party, paid hosting.

If you want to host your own server, you:
1. Determine your listener maximum based on quality of stream and bandwidth limitations (see #2 below)
2. Install and configure the broadcaster and server tools (see #1 below)

If you want third party hosting, you:
1. Decide what quality you want to stream and determine if your upload can support it (see #2 below)
2. Decide how many maximum listeners you want
3. Contact a third party hoster (see #3 below)
4. Pay third party hoster (referer to third party hoster conditions)
5. Install and configure the broadcaster tools (see #1 below)

Note: This is by all means not the definitive answer.

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#1
Check out the SHOUTcast Discussions or SHOUTcast Technical Support Sticky post titled:
SHOUTcast: Important Info & Answers to FAQs. READ ME!

Scroll down a bit and look for the section titled:
How to Setup a Live Audio Stream -> How to set up an Internet Radio station
How to Setup a Live Audio Stream -> 15 Steps to setting up SHOUTcast

Additionally, check out HeatRadio's thread, A Basic Guide To Shoutcasting
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Check out the SHOUTcast Discussions or SHOUTcast Technical Support Sticky post titled:
SHOUTcast: Important Info & Answers to FAQs. READ ME!

Scroll down a bit and look for the section titled:
1. DNAS Stuff -> Bandwidth -> DSLReports Bandwidth tester(Only be concerned with the UPLOAD bandwidth)
2. DNAS Stuff -> Bandwidth -> CasterClub's Listener Calculator
3. DNAS Stuff -> Bandwidth -> CasterClub's Bandwidth Calculator

Use 1 to find your upload.
Use 2 to determine the number of listeners you can support at your selected streaming bitrate.

Additionally, your listeners download needs to exceed your streaming bitrate.
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Check out some third party hosters at http://www.radiotoolbox.com/hosts/
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