Did You know: RadioDJ has the ability to take online requests? Well it does …

RadioDJ free radio automation software

We thought we would do a short tutorial on how to setup RadioDJ Online Requests.

To get the request system working with RadioDJ you need to do the following.

1) Create a new MySQL user that isn’t “root” You can find out how to do that HERE

2) Make sure you have the latest version of RadioDJ

3) Place the Plugin_Requests.dll file in the plugin folder within RadioDJ. (This file can be found in the disabled plugins folder)

4) Download the RadioDJ Demo web script.

5) Upload the demo script files to your webserver via FTP into the folder you want them in give that folder and it’s contents full permissions.

Then edit the serv_inc.php file to point to Your external IP address.

Fill in all the other SQL settings.

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MySQL server = Your external IP address – You can find that Here

MySQL Database = The name of your RadioDJ database.

MySQL user = The username you chose on step 1 (root is the default user don’t use root for requests)

MySQL password = The password you chose when you installed MySQL/MariaDB.

Tip: When setting MySQL/MariaDB up make sure you choose a really strong password with lots of (e.g: 291%$5767883$£) type characters.

This should hopefully prevent any hacking attempts against your SQL server.

Change the track and artist repeat rules to match those you’ve set in RadioDJ.

Timezone = If you don’t know your time zone setting you can find a list of those Here. It will be something like Europe/London

6) Make sure your web host/server host allows connections on the port you want to use (Usually the same port as SQL 3306). Any good web-host will have these ports available. Ask before you sign up to any service.

Companies such as GoDaddy block the required ports and will not open them no matter how much you ask.

7) Open the SQL port usually 3306 on your broadband router. Make sure that it points to the internal IP of the computer (e.g of the machine running RadioDJ and the SQL server.

If you have done all the above and configured everything properly, You should now be able to take online requests from your website.

If you are still having issues setting up & configuring things then try the RadioDJ Community Support Forum for help & advice. We cannot guarantee you will find an answer but it’s worth a try, Remember all users on the RadioDJ forums are volunteers.

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