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Centova Icecast

Manage a single station with ease or
automate a stream hosting business with thousands of clients

Pricing Plans

Centova Cast v3 is the ultimate in online radio automation featuring the latest SHOUTcast v2 DNAS with automatic requests and multiple source types(mp3, aac+) combined with Centova’s unlimited playlist system to play your choice of tracks at exactly the time you want them to play. All of our packages include both autodj + server, Centova works with both SHOUTcast and Icecast server types.

Basic

1

Per Month

  • Listeners 50
  • Bandwidth 100 GB
  • AutoDJ yes
  • Mp3 hosting 2G
  • Bitrate 128kbs

Starter

2

Per Month

  • Listeners 100
  • Bandwidth 150 GB
  • AutoDJ yes
  • Mp3 hosting 4G
  • Bitrate 128kbs

Super

3

Per Month

  • Listeners 200
  • Bandwidth 300 GB
  • AutoDJ yes
  • Mp3 hosting 8G
  • Bitrate 196kbs

Silver

5

Per Month

  • Listeners 400
  • Bandwidth 400 GB
  • AutoDJ yes
  • Mp3 hosting 10G
  • Bitrate 196kbs

1-Click Installation

Secure & Reliable

Enterprise Standard

Data Backup

Centova Cast Panel

Daily Backup

Standard Features with Our Centova Icecast Plans

Broadcast Live and effortlessly using a ICEcast Hosting Servers. You can quickly and easily stream your station all over the world whilst keeping track of who is listening and where they’re from. Icecast has mountpoints which means it automatically transfers listeners from the Auto DJ to the Live streaming and back again without having to manually turn anything on or off. So you connect and all the listeners are transferred from the autodj to the live streaming and then back again when you are finished. This, unlike WHMSonic works with MP3 streams so it works with any media player (ie. Windows Media, Real Player, I-Tunes, Win-Amp, even flash players!) ICEcast Hosting Servers are similar to Shoutcast in many ways, however allow you to stream using MP3, Ogg, Aac+ or Opus supported media. All Icecast Hosting Packages will include Free Auto DJ. Our Autodj system will allow you to upload your mp3’s to the system and to be able select multiple playlists and stream 24/7 without having your computer on all the time.

Why Choose Lionhost

Our SHOUTcast, Icecast Servers, offer fast installation with no setup fees. Make your own order and take advantage of our offer.

30-Day Money Back

Refund if you are not satisfied with any of our services.

UPTIME 99%

We have the most rapid and reliable servers with uptime 99,9%.

FTP ACCESS

FTP access, in order to upload your files to our streaming servers.

FREE RAPID SETUP

Instant Activation of your plan after you complete your payment.

Broadcast Today

If you want to hear what you have to say, the on-line radio is the fastest, most affordable way to do this, and Lionhost offers the most professional solution to achieve your goal. The Centova Servers are the answer if you are looking for a stable, professional on-line radio station that provides great reliability and safety for affordability.

Icecast – Shoutcast Codecs

The exact list of codecs that are supported by Icecast and Shoutcast is somewhat nebulous. For example, the Icecast homepage says “Ogg (Vorbis and Theora), Opus, WebM and MP3”, without mentioning AAC at all, which is one of the most popular codecs today. Similarly, the Shoutcast homepage doesn’t mention any codecs beyond MP3 and AAC (“up to 320 kbps”).

Codec Icecast 2.4.4
Icecast-KH 2.4.0-kh10
Shoutcast v2.5.5.733
Shoutcast v2.6.0.750
MP3 Yes Yes Yes Yes
AAC Yes Yes Yes No
HE-AAC v1 Yes Yes Yes No
AAC+ (HE-AAC v2) Yes Yes Yes No
Ogg Vorbis Yes Yes No No
Ogg Opus Yes Yes No No
Ogg FLAC Yes Yes No No

Icecast – Shoutcast Performance

To get a rough idea of the performance of Icecast and Shoutcast, from a simple benchmark where the average CPU usage of each server was measured for over 60 seconds, with 1000 listeners connected to a single 64 kbps MP3 source, using HTTP. CPU usage of each streaming server process was sampled once per second with psrecord. All benchmarks were performend on an Intel i5-7600K running Ubuntu 18.04. CPU usage numbers are a total across all cores, with the maximum being 400%.

Server Software
 
Average CPU Usage (%) for 1000 Listeners
Lower is better
Streaming Performance Index
Higher is better
Icecast 2.4.4 7.1 ± 2.5 26
Icecast-KH 2.4.0-kh10 7.4 ± 2.6 25
Shoutcast v2.5.5.733 4.6 ± 2.6 40
Shoutcast v2.6.0.750 7.2 ± 2.8 26
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