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. Wowza Streaming Engine
        3. Flussonic Media Server
        4. Video Feature Comparison
        5. Icecast 2 / Icecast KH
      6. SSL Certificates
    3. Billing Integration
      1. WHMCS Integration Guide
      2. Clientexec Integration Guide
      3. Blesta Integration Guide
      4. WiseCP Integration Guide
    4. Migrate from other software
      1. Migrate From Centovacast
      2. Migrate From AzuraCast
    5. Backup & Restoration
      1. Backup MediaCP
      2. Restore MediaCP
      3. Transfer to another server
    6. Administration
      1. Troubleshooting Login Errors
      2. Custom Facebook App
      3. Custom Language Translations
      4. Custom Web Service Configurations
      5. Reset Admin Password
      6. Port 80 / 443 Proxy
      7. MediaCP System Commands
      8. Change MediaCP domain name
      9. Move media to another hard disk
      10. Secure your server
      11. Admin Tools
    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. Administrator Accounts
      1. Create a new Administrator
    7. Media Services
      1. Creating a Media Service
      2. Deleting a Media Service
    8. Announcements
      1. Managing Announcements
      2. Creating Announcement
      3. Deleting Announcement
    9. Statistics
    10. Software Health
    11. Software Updates
    12. Email Templates
    13. API
    1. Introduction
    2. Audio Operation Manual
      1. Basics 101
      2. Station Overview
      3. Media Library
      4. Playlists
        1. General Rotation
        2. Jingles & Advertising
        3. Scheduling
        4. Repeat Protection
      5. Live DJ Connections
      6. Live Stream Recording
      7. DJ Manager
      8. Country Blocking
      9. Fallback, Backup and Intro Files
      10. Stream Proxy
      11. Public Page
      12. HTML5 Player
      13. Stream Authentication
      14. Widgets & Links
      15. Reporting
    3. Video Operation Manual
      1. Basics 101
      2. Service Overview
      3. Scheduling
      4. File Manager
      5. Stream Targets
      6. Streaming to Your Service
      7. GeoIP Country Locking
      8. Public Page
      9. Widgets & Links
      10. Reporting
    4. Reseller Operations Manual
      1. Reseller Dashboard
      2. Customers
      3. Media Services
    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
    7. Managing Media Using FTP
    1. Getting started with video streaming
    2. Live Streaming Overview
    3. TV Station Overview
    4. Ondemand Video Streaming
    5. VAST Advertising
    6. Relay & IP Camera
    7. Stream Recording
    8. GeoIP Country Locking
    9. Connecting your encoder
    10. Preparing Your Media Files
    11. Managing Media Using FTP
    12. Understanding Video Playlists
    13. Embedding player on your website
    14. Smooth Streaming and Content Transition
    15. Video Transcoding (Adaptive Bitrate Streaming)
    16. Stream Watermark​
    17. Statistics
    18. DVR Rewind
    19. Facebook Live Streaming
    20. Youtube Stream Publishing
    21. Twitch Stream Publishing
    22. Shoutcast 2 Stream Publishing
    23. Icecast Stream Publishing
    24. RTMP Stream Publishing
    1. Cloud Video Overview
    2. Admin Manual - Cloud Video
      1. Login to your cloud platform
      2. Dashboard - A First Look
      3. Team & Staff Members
      4. Plans & Customers
      5. WHMCS Billing Provisioning Module
      6. Branding your platform
      7. Activating VOD on Customer Plan
    3. User Manual - Cloud Video
      1. Login to your video platform
      2. First Look
      3. Creating a Channel
      4. Channel Overview
      5. Broadcasting
      6. Recording
      7. Media Content
      8. 30 Minute Rewind
      9. Fallback Video
      10. TV Channels - 24x7 UGC
      11. Video on Demand
      12. VOD Playlists
      13. Publishing
      14. Viewing Analytics
      15. Bandwidth Utilisation
      16. Publish Zoom Meetings
      17. Advertising
      18. Restreaming IP Cameras
    4. Video Guide Series
    5. Streaming Best Practices
    6. Feature Comparison
    7. Roadmap & Release Notes
System Requirements

Last updated 2 weeks 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 12 for all new installations. x86-64 architecture is required.

The full list of supported operating systems:

  • Debian 11 & Debian 12
  • Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 22.04
  • CentOS 9 Stream*
  • AlmaLinux 8 & AlmaLinux 9*

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

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

Virtualization

Most hypervisor-based virtualization technologies should be supported provided they do not alter the operating system or kernel. OpenVZ , LXC and similar 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 25GB disk minimum at this location.

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

Compatibility

It is recommended to run MediaCP on its own dedicated server. However, we do provide compatibility for cPanel, Plesk, CentOS Web Panel, DirectAdmin and standard Apache 2 or Nginx installations.

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, 8089 & 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: 25 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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