Yesterday I was made aware of an advert that had popped up on a forum for a company called Guru streaming.
So I went and had a look at the website.
While you are greeted with a very smart looking website when you actually get to the price plans your in for a shock!
$15.00 a month gets you 50GB of Transfer 250MB of storage and Oh Look “Unlimited Listeners”
If you decide that’s not enough for you you can always go for their “Diamond” package.
Which as you can see is a massive whopping $189.00 a month with 20GB storage (AutoDJ) and 2TB of data transfer with (Oh Look again) “Unlimited” listeners.
There is NO such thing as “Unlimited” when it comes to a server they all max out processing power and bandwidth eventually.
Why do these shoutcast streaming hosts feel the need to take the piss out of customers with packages that are just very poor value for money?
We pay just $11.95 a month for a self managed VPS With 150GB of storage space and 4TB bandwidth and I used to run my shoutcast servers on that.
Before you sign up for a shoutcast host do your homework. There are far better and cheaper shoutcast hosts out there. Read customer reviews and stuff like that.
Don’t be taken for a ride by a fly by night company who offer “Unlimted Listeners” then cap your monthly bandwidth
Always go for a package that just has listener limits that way you know the company has enough bandwidth for you to stream to your listeners sucessfully!
Unlimited Listeners? My Arse!