MediaCP Manual
    1. Getting Started
    2. Sales Questions
    3. Frequently Asked Questions
    4. Transcoder System Benchmarks
    5. Start your own streaming platform
    1. Change account currency
    2. Product Licensing
    1. Introduction
    2. Installation & Upgrade
      1. System Requirements
      2. Versions & Releases
      3. Installation
      4. Upgrading
      5. Streaming Servers
        1. Nginx-Rtmp Video Server
        2. Flussonic Media Server
        3. Icecast 2 / Icecast KH
        4. Wowza Streaming Engine
      6. SSL Certificates
    3. Billing Integration
      1. WHMCS Integration Guide
    4. Migrate from other software
      1. Migrate from Centovacast
    5. Backup & Restoration
      1. Backup MediaCP
      2. Restore MediaCP
      3. Transfer to another server
    6. Administration
      1. Custom Web Service Configurations
      2. Reset Admin Password
      3. Port 80 / 443 Proxy
      4. MediaCP System Commands
      5. Change MediaCP domain name
      6. Move media to another hard disk
      7. Secure your server
      8. Troubleshooting Login Errors
    7. Scaling
      1. Scale with Wowza and CloudFront CDN
      2. Nginx-Rtmp with CloudFront CDN
    8. Troubleshooting
      1. Grant access to support team
      2. Troubleshooting Wowza Streaming Engine
      3. FTP Troubleshooting
      4. MySQL Database Troubleshooting
      5. Reporting Troubleshooting
      6. Troubleshooting Liquidsoap AutoDJ
      7. Video Relay Troubleshooting
    1. Introduction
    2. Administrators Dashboard
    3. System Configuration
      1. General
      2. Services
      3. Video Players
      4. Albums
      5. Email
      6. Plugins
      7. Statistics
      8. Backups
      9. Custom HTML
      10. Misc
    4. Customer Accounts
      1. Managing existing Customers
      2. Create a new Customer
      3. Deleting a Customer
      4. Login as another Customer
      5. Send email to Customer
      6. Reset Customer Password
    5. Reseller Accounts
      1. Reseller Plans
      2. Create a Reseller Account
    6. Media Services
      1. Creating a Media Service
      2. Deleting a Media Service
    7. Announcements
      1. Managing Announcements
      2. Creating Announcement
      3. Deleting Announcement
    8. Statistics
    9. Software Health
    10. Software Updates
    11. Email Templates
    12. API
    1. API Documentation
    2. Custom Domain Names
    3. Shoutcast 2 Admin Guide
    4. Wowza and Flussonic on same system
    5. Submit a feature request
    6. Wowza Custom Properties
    1. Shoutcast 2 Live Broadcasting
    2. DJ Priorities
    3. HTML5 Audio Player
    4. Broadcasting with AutoDJ
    5. Shoutcast 2 Premium
    6. Mount Points
    1. Getting started with video streaming
    2. Live Streaming Overview
    3. TV Station Overview
    4. Ondemand Video Streaming
    5. Relay & IP Camera
    6. Connecting your encoder
    7. Managing your media files
    8. Embedding player on your website
    9. Video Transcoding (Adaptive Bitrate Streaming)
    10. Image Logo or Watermark Overlay on Video Stream
    11. nDVR Live Streaming
    12. Shoutcast 2 Stream Publishing
    13. Facebook Live Streaming
    14. Youtube Stream Publishing
    15. Icecast Stream Publishing
    16. Twitch Stream Publishing
    17. Periscope Stream Publishing
System Requirements

Last updated 15 hours ago

The MediaCP is software that must be installed on your own dedicated or virtual server which can be purchased from a provider such as VultrOVH or Amazon.

Operating System

MediaCP recommends Debian 11 for all new installations. x86-64 architecture is required.

The full list of supported operating systems:

  • Debian 11
  • Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 22.04
  • CentOS 7 (Core) / CentOS 8 Stream *
  • AlmaLinux *

Flussonic Server is best with Debian 10/11. Flussonic does not provide support for CentOS/AlmaLinux systems.

*For more information about which system to select for longevity click here

Virtualization

Most virtualization technologies should be supported provided they do not alter the operating system or kernel. OpenVZ containers are not supported because they are not the real versions of CentOS or Debian and provide custom kernels that cause problems.

Domain Name

A domain or sub-domain name is required if you wish to use HTTPS/SSL services.

Licensing

A Static IP address and connection through to https://www.mediacp.net:443 is required.

CloudFlare protects our website and licensing system. You can view a list of all IP addresses required at Cloudflare IP Ranges page.

Memory Usage

Minimum of 2 GB Memory is required.

Disk Space

MediaCP is installed in /usr/local/mediacp and we recommend 20GB disk minimum at this location.

There must be 4 GB free in /usr/local/ to install MediaCP.

Network / Firewall

It is required that your server have the following ports available to operate the MediaCP:

  • Main web GUI – 2020
  • AutoSSL – 80
  • FTP server access – 2121, 50000 – 51000

Additional ports are required to run various media services:

  • Audio Services (Shoutcast 1/2 & Icecast) – 8000-9000, 10000-11000 (Icecast SSL/NON-SSL support)
  • AutoDJ Live Streaming Port – 6800-7000
  • Wowza Streaming Engine – TCP 554, 1935, 1936, 8084, 8086, 8088 & UDP 554
  • Flussonic Media Server – TCP 554, 1935, 3308, 8080, 8081
  • Nginx Free Video Server – TCP 19350, 19360

Recommended Hardware

The below recommendations are guidelines only and different usages of Audio and Video streaming use different amounts of resources.

Audio Streaming

Audio streaming itself is very lightweight and will not use many resources. AutoDJ functions perform transcoding of audio files and will use a greater amount of CPU power.

  • CPU Usage – SHOUTcast & Icecast use minimal CPU power however AutoDJ features may consume a larger amount of processing.
  • Memory – SHOUTcast/Icecast utilize approximately 20 MB per process. AutoDJ (Liquidsoap) can utilize approximately 215 MB per process. 30 Shoutcast services with AutoDJ would therefore require approximately 7 GB of memory. You should ensure 4 GB is available for the MySQL database server at minimum for Medium loads and 8 GB for larger loads.
  • Network – Network is entirely dependant on the number of listeners to the stations on the service. For example 100 listeners at 128 Kbps is 12.8Mbps, 1000 listeners is 128 Mbps etc.

Minimum

Recommended Requirements
10 services
5 AutoDJ
  • Disk: 20 GB
  • Disk: SATA
  • CPU: 1 CPU
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Network: 100 Mbps

Small

Recommended Requirements
30 services
15 AutoDJ
  • Disk: 250 GB
  • Disk: SATA / RAID
  • CPU: 4 Core or better
  • RAM: 4 - 8 GB
  • Network: 250 Mbps

Medium

Recommended for Medium Load
50 services
30 AutoDJ
  • Disk: 1 TB
  • Disk: SSD
  • CPU: 8 Core or better
  • RAM: 12 - 16 GB
  • Network: 1Gbps

High Load

Recommended for High Load
100 services
60 AutoDJ
  • Disk: 2 TB +
  • Disk: NVMe
  • CPU: 8 Core or better
  • RAM: 16 - 32 GB
  • Network: 1 Gbps+

Video Streaming

Live Streaming will use the least amount of resources. Ondemand streaming will require greater disk performance and SSD’s are recommended. TV Station services will consume CPU power.

Transcoding will consume a great amount of CPU power and we recommend you refer to our Transcoder on VPS Benchmark and Wowza’s Transcoder Benchmark

Minimum

Recommended Requirements
250 Connections
25 Live / Ondemand Streaming
5 TV Stations
No Transcoders
  • Disk: 80-100 GB
  • CPU: 2 Core +
  • RAM: 4 - 8 GB
  • Network: 100-200 Mbps

Medium Load

Recommended for Medium Load
1000 Connections
100 Live / Ondemand Streaming
15 TV Stations
8 CPU Transcoder Profiles
  • Disk: 1,000 GB SSD
  • CPU: 8 Cores 3Ghz +
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • Network: 1000 Mbps

High Load

Recommended for High Load
1000+ Connections
100 Live / Ondemand Streaming
25 TV Stations
12 CPU Transcoder Profiles
  • Disk: 1,000 GB+ SSD / RAID
  • CPU: 8-12 Cores 3Ghz +
  • RAM: 32 GB
  • Network: 1000 Mbps +

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