Cheap Icecast Hosting
Start your very own Internet Radio with IceCast, an easy to use, fully featured radio streaming service. Icecast is our recommended platform of choice as it has no limitations to it whatsoever and is a completely opensource, community-driven project.
- 99.9% Uptime
- Auto DJ
- AzuraCast or CentovaCast
- 24/7 Support
- HTTPS Audio Link
- AAC & Opus Support
Streaming Plans with IcecastFeaturing NVMe drives, 10Gbit Upload speeds, 99.9% Uptime, AzuraCast or CentovaCast, 320Kbps streaming and much more!
Icecast Hosting plans from just £3.27/mo
Our Icecast plans not only offer affordability but also operate on a robust server infrastructure, ensuring stable and uninterrupted streaming for both your listeners and your broadcasters. We also try to pack as many included features as possible into our plans, covering almost any requirement you might have!
Choose your Streaming Control Panel
With our IceCast Hosting plans, we provide the option to select between either AzuraCast or CentovaCast control panels, empowering you to choose the control panel that best aligns with your specific streaming requirements.
AzuraCast and CentovaCast are both leaders in the space and offer an extensive array of comparable features. AzuraCast stands out for its modern approach, while CentovaCast boasts a decade-long establishment in the industry.
AzuraCast is a user-friendly, web-based control panel for managing online radio stations. It provides an intuitive interface, allowing users to easily upload and schedule playlists, integrate with social media platforms, handle automated song requests, and access detailed analytics. With its modern design and comprehensive features, AzuraCast offers a powerful solution for broadcasters to effectively manage and engage with their audience.
AzuraCast also places emphasis on engaging with your audience. The control panel provides tools for integrating with popular social media platforms, allowing you to promote your station and interact with listeners.
CentovaCast has been in the industry for more than a decade and is known for its stability, features and extensive documentation. With a long-standing reputation, it caters to mostly experienced broadcasters, providing a comprehensive solution for effectively managing and broadcasting radio stations online.
CentovaCast mainly also features Playlist Management, Advanced Reports and Auto-DJ, which is all managed through a centralized control panel - similar to AzuraCast.
Wide Range of codec support
Icecast also supports the Ogg Vorbis and Opus codecs, in addition to other popular codecs like MP3 and AAC. This provides more flexibility in choosing the audio format for streaming, allowing for better audio quality and reduced bandwidth consumption.
Nothing is worse than packetloss when broadcasting on the internet, it makes streams jitter, cutout and most importantly it leads to lost revenue. Our streaming plans are connected to a completely redundant network with zero packetloss and multiple POP's across the globe.
Get access to comprehensive listener reports, providing detailed insights into your audience's listening habits and trends. You can access information such as listener locations, listening duration, popular tracks, and peak listening times, helping you understand and cater to your audience better.
AutoDJ & Media Library
Easily drag-and-drop music, albums and artists all in one central control panel with the ability to easily schedule song rotation and switch between your media library and live radio.
Streaming Accounts will also gain direct FTP access to upload songs and albums from third party FTP clients.
With an average response time of just 20 minutes and thousands of tickets solved to date, our 24/7 technical support department is one of the fastest in the streaming industry.
Web Player & Web Page
Every IceCast hosting plan comes with a web player widget & web page, allowing your users to tune into your radio without leaving their web browser.
Easily manage multiple DJ's accounts by setting permissions and access rules to your radio's control panel.
Our servers are optimized with the latest software and are only hosted within the best datacenters, allowing us to achieve our 99.9% uptime guarantee.
No limitations, no paywalls
Unlike Shoutcast, Icecast is completely opensource and free to use. This allows you to use all of its features completely free of charge with nothing "locked" behind a paywall. Use all supported stream formats, any bitrate, relay streams, mountpoints, etc.
Easily Make Payment
We support 3 different methods of payment on our platform including Bitcoin, Direct Credit/Debit card payment with Stripe and PayPal.
Jingles and Advertisements
Set regular advertisements or jingles at exact time periods and intervals during your radio broadcast from your sponsors, allowing you to fully monetize your streaming network.
Upgrade at any time
Directly upgrade your Icecast Hosting plan at any time within our Client Area. Upgrades are instant and pro-rata priced, so you never lose value on the amount you have already paid.
30-Day Refund Policy
We believe that you should get the service that you pay for or we don't deserve your money. We will refund your payment within the first 30 days if you are not happy with our product or service.
What is Icecast?
Icecast is opensource software that has been around since 1999 and is supported by thousands of internet radio's worldwide due to its extensive feature list, which mainly includes multiple supported media formats and the ability to uniquely mount your radio between different servers. We use IceCast alongside Centova Cast to offer a full-featured radio platform for our users to use, which adds extra features like Auto-DJ and Pre-Made Widgets.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, Icecast fully supports the AAC media format. AAC is an extremely efficient high-quality media format and we recommend using it for your broadcast.
Yes you can, Auto-DJ allows live broadcasting. Once your live stream ends or your source disconnects Auto-DJ will also fallback to your stored playlists so there is no stream downtime whatsoever and your listeners will stay connected to the broadcast.
We currently have a centralized location within Finland, Europe. We find it an extremely well suited location for both broadcasters and listeners, it offers low-to-decent latency to almost any location on earth.
Our servers network port can burst up to 10 Gbps if necessary. We keep usage at a maximum of 10-20% at all times per server, allowing up to 80% of the network port to be free at all times for any surges in traffic.
Yes you can - All our streaming plans come with the ability to connect with your own encoder, allowing you to broadcast in real-time from your own computer.
A streaming control panel, such as AzuraCast or CentovaCast, is a web-based interface that allows you to manage and control various aspects of your online radio station. It serves as a centralized hub where you can handle key operations related to broadcasting, playlist management, scheduling, and listener analytics.
Yes, playlists can be fully configured and scheduled within CentovaCast or AzuraCast. You'll be able to set broadcast times, duration, etc
We use the latest version of Icecast (V2) for our streaming accounts by default.