MediaCP Manual
    1. Getting Started
    2. Sales Questions
    3. Frequently Asked Questions
    4. Transcoder System Benchmarks
    5. Start an audio streaming business
    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. 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
    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
    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
Start an audio streaming business

Last updated 3 months ago

This article covers the technical requirements of setting up your audio streaming platform to run your business. To operate the MediaCP you will require three primary components including a Domain Name, a Server or VPS and the MediaCP license itself.

Domain Name

A domain name points a name such as "mediacp.net" to your MediaCP software, and is required in order to provide secure access.

Server / VPS

A Server or VPS provides a platform to install the MediaCP software on. A VPS offers a great starting point for your platform.

MediaCP License

A MediaCP license is required for each server or vps that you install the product on.

Purchase your domain name

The first step is to purchase a domain name. If you already have a domain name, then you can skip this step.

You can purchase a relatively cheap domain name from Namecheap.com. This is our recommended go-to for domain purchases because they are cheap, provide decent enough support and comes packed with features.

Determine the MediaCP address

Now we must determine which address to use for the MediaCP software. Since the top-level domain name is typically used to point to your own website, we recommend using a sub-domain. 

In this tutorial we’ll be using streaming.mediacp.net (not a real address). Some other suggestions are radio.mediacp.net, audio.mediacp.net, panel.mediacp.net. It is entirely up to you.

Purchase and setup a new VPS

A VPS is a great way to get started quickly and affordably, we recommend Vultr since they offer a great stable platform in almost every region of the world. The benefit of most VPS services is that as you grow and gain more customers, you can gradually upgrade to a more VPS with one-click from Vultr.

Which VPS do i choose?

Vultr offers a number of options and we recommend starting with a Cloud Compute instance since it is a good all-rounder and slightly cheaper to increase memory when you start adding more clients.

The System Requirements state that you will need at least 2 GB of memory so the 1 vCPU / 2 GB Memory option is a great start and will be enough for a small amount of audio services with AutoDJ.

  1. Navigate to the Vultr website using this link and you will recieve a $100 credit at Vultr.
  2. Scroll down until you see the $10 instance as shown above and click “Deploy Now”
  3. You will first need to sign up if you don’t already have an account
  4.  Now select the Cloud Compute option and the location where you want to deploy your service as shown in the image below.

  5. Scroll down and select Debian 11 as the operating system
  6.  Select the instance size of your preference
  7. Finally scroll the rest of the way to the bottom of the page and enter your MediaCP address/domain that we determined in the section above. In this example we use streaming.mediacp.net then you can press the Deploy button
  8. The VPS may take a few minutes before it is ready. Once ready copy the IP address provided to somewhere safe, we’ll be using this to point our domain name to the server.

Connect your domain

Now that the VPS is ready and your domain name is registered, we can connect the domain to the newly provisioned VPS. Select your provider below for instructions on how to do this.

Install MediaCP

The MediaCP Support team provide a free installation service for all new trials, and also paid licenses. This is the best way to get started and ensure everything is running optimally. Alternatively, if you would like to install the product yourself it is also fairly straight forward and we have provided instructions below.

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