Shoutcast is an audio streaming solution that allows broadcast on the internet. The main reason for choosing Shoutcast over other options is that you get listed in shoutcast.com. When you start the stream, live or with AutoDJ, you will appear in the list in 30 minutes. At this point, your listeners will be able to find you there, searching you by the stream name, the current song title or your content genre. The more listeners you have, higher your position in the lists.
Icecast is a streaming media server which currently supports Ogg (Vorbis and Theora), Opus, WebM and MP3 audio streams. It’s latency is lower than Shoutcast, and can have multiple mountpoints at the same ports. If you don’t need get listed in shoutcast.com, we recommend use Icecast.
Our cluster solution, based on the latest virtualization and cloud computing technologies, is always one step ahead of our competitors in terms of reliability, availability and flexibility at very competitive prices. If your station has more than 1000 concurrent listeners, our cluster solution will fit perfectly to your needs.