What's a good Icecast host?
February 7, 2017 8:51 AM   Subscribe

Trying to find the best Internet radio hosting for a show with over a thousand listeners, but there are so many choices out there. We're going to use Icecast but the prices out there seem to vary wildly.

On the one hand we want a tough enough plan that it won't sputter out or have downtime; on the other hand I wonder about paying $100/mo when there are people offering dirt-cheap plans. Any recommendations?
posted by johngoren to Computers & Internet (4 answers total)
 
we've been using shoutca.st at the college radio station i work with. the main caveat is that their two servers are in canada and france, if that matters to you. it's like $7/month for the pro level which is supposed to be pretty unlimited.
posted by noloveforned at 8:56 AM on February 7, 2017


I used to work for a non-profit Icecast host, but I'm not going to recommend them because having seen their prices and worked on their rather rickety server setup I can't in all conscience do so. Don't pay $100/mo.

Instead, I will recommend Wavestreaming. A lot of people left us for them over the years I worked there - they have UK and US servers, decent support, really good real-time and historic streaming stats and everyone I know who's used them hasn't had anything bad to say about them.
posted by winterhill at 9:20 AM on February 7, 2017


But Wavestreaming is Shoutcast, not Icecast, and they charge $99/mo. for the over-1,000 listeners specified in the OP?
posted by Shmuel510 at 12:11 PM on February 7, 2017


For anyone who finds this thread, I want to anti-recommend Shoutca.st...they were pretty good for the first few weeks, but right now their service is down with not much tech support.
posted by johngoren at 1:48 PM on August 21, 2017


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