Recently I was made aware of an advert that had popped up on a forum for a company offering Unlimited listener slots on a Shoutcast packages.
So I went and had a look at the website.
While I was greeted with a very smart looking website when you actually get to the price plans you see their services are “unlimited”
$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 offer customers packages that are just very poor value for money?
We used to 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 “Unlimited 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 successfully!
Unlimited Listeners? My Arse!
Last updated on: February 20th, 2018
at 13:42 PM Europe/London