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

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  • Custom Domain Names – Provides the ability to configure a custom domain name on a per-service basis that differs from the configured Host Address. Custom Domain names are available currently for Audio Services including SHOUTcast and Icecast and are not available for video streaming services. Before Custom Domain Names can be enabled you must first configure the Port 80/443 Proxy which ensures an SSL certificate can be automatically created.
  • Portbase Range Start – One or more ports are assigned to each new media service that is created, depending on what media service type is created. The MediaCP will automatically select the next port to assign based on this value.
  • Automatic SHOUTcast 2 HTTPS – Automatically enable HTTPS Proxy for all SHOUTcast 2 services by default.
  • Preferred Connection – Determines the connection that the HTMl5 player uses to your streaming service. Proxy connection provides better firewall accessibility, however direct connection provides slightly improved performance.
  • Display Port on Service List – Show or Hide portbase on service listing page (Audio Services Only).
  • Services Listing Order – The default order will list services by their status (online, offline), then number of connections and finally the name of the service.
  • Suspended Services – Configure how suspended services are displayed within the panel.


Station Public Page

  • Station Publish Pages – Audio Services include their own publish Station Page, otherwise known as a Start Page. This option controls whether Station Pages can be used within this MediaCP installation.
  • New Service Default – Defines if new services should include a Station Page.



  • Widgets – Controls whether Widgets can be used in the MediaCP. All Media Services include a Widgets page which includes different components that can be embedded onto external websites. These includes widgets such as Audio & Video Players, Now Playing, Recently Played  and more.


Disk Quota

  • Automatic Suspension – Defines if a media service should be suspended after reaching its disk quota allocation, and at what percentage it will be suspended. The default is to suspend the service at 100%.


Bitrate Abuse

Some streaming service engines are incapable of limiting the bitrate to an individual stream effectively. The MediaCP includes a mechanism to check the bitrate that a media service is broadcasting at, and apply an action if it is above the limit imposed on the service.

A log file of bitrate abuse detections and actions taken exists in /usr/local/mediacp/log/mediacp/abuse.log

  • Abuse Action – By default, the action when a user streams above the bitrate will attempt disconnection of the broadcasting source or encoder. The Stop action will switch the entire service offline, requiring the Customer or an Administrator to start the service again before it can be streamed too.
  • Abuse Email – Defines whether to send an email notifying of the overage and/or suspension when a service exceeds its defined bitrate limit.
  • Bitrate Overage %  – Provides a grace percentage of overage on the bitrate limit before the abuse action is triggered. For example a limit of 256Kbps with a 10% overage will not trigger the Abuse Action until the broadcast streams at 281Kbps. Some streaming services, especially related to video streaming use a Variable Bitrate (VBR) and when set to 256Kbps may exceed this value occasionally. For this reason it is recommended to include at least a 10% buffer.
  • Suspend service after – It is possible to temporarily suspend a service if it is consistently exceeding the bitrate. This ensures that a user cannot restart the service and begin streaming again for a short period of time. Default is set to “Do not suspend”.
  • Suspend service for – Define the duration to temporarily suspend a service for.

Traffic Abuse

  • Action on traffic limit reached – Defines if a media service should be suspended after reaching its allocated amount of bandwidth usage. The default is to suspend the service at 100% until the end of the current month.

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