When you take the time and care to start your own radio station, you want it to run well for your audience. Choose Webservice.LK for your Shoutcast Hosting needs and it will. That’s because your Shoutcast station will be hosted on our ultra-reliable, high performance SwiftServer platform. You can even choose our Turbo Servers featuring up to 20X faster page loads compared to competing Shoutcast Hosting solutions.
What Is SHOUTcast?
SHOUTcast is a solution that helps you create your own radio station. In short, it is a broadcasting platform that allows you to stream audio through a number of different formats including mp3 files.
Advantages Of Using SHOUTcast
Instead of your station being broadcasted over radio waves, it is actually broadcasted through the internet via mp3 format. This is a key advantage of ShoutCast because this factor allows it to be cross-platform. Your audience will not only be tune into your station through their desktop computer, but through all of their other devices as well which is commonplace today. This includes their tablets, phones or even televisions. Your audience will be able to connect to your station via a number of media players including RealPlayer, iTunes, Windows Media Player or even iTunes. While primarily used for audio streaming purposes, SHOUTcast can also be used for video streaming as well.
Why Should I Use SHOUTcast For Online Radio Station
If you’re looking to launch an online radio station, your first decision before signing up for your server hosting account with Webservice.LK is which online radio software solution you want to use to power your station. While you do have a number of options in terms of online radio software options, SHOUTcast offers you a number of top-notch features as well as its maturity. SHOUTcast was developed in 1998 meaning you’re choosing a software solution that has already been around for a number of decades and is still thriving today. SHOUTcast is clearly not a fly-by-night solution and as of 2017 is owned and maintained by the online media expert company Radionomy.
Whether you’re looking to showcase your own musical abilities, want to play your favorite songs or start talk radio shows, the bottom line is SHOUTcast will make your life easier. Combine that with the reliable and fast SHOUTcast Web Hosting solutions backed by 24/7/365 support from Webservice.LK Hosting and you’ll all all the tools you’ll need to get started. There are already thousands of SHOUTcast stations hosted around the world. Get started now to become the next successful online radio station!
How Do I Promote My SHOUTcast Radio Station?
Aside from the easy experience you’ll have launching your radio station, a main advantage of choosing SHOUTcast is the promotion that your station will receive. Within minutes of starting your station, you will be listed on the SHOUTcast.com site. SHOUTcast visitors will be able to search and find your station on their site ultimately helping you improve your listener numbers. SHOUTcast.com lists radio stations in over 20 categories. Even if you have a niche station, you will find an audience of listeners! Are you planning on generating revenue through ads played on your station? The more listeners you have, the more ad revenue you’ll be able to receive!
You may also want to consider starting a web site to specifically promote your station. The more unique content you have on your site, the more likely your audience will find you through free search engine traffic. You shouldn’t have any problems generating unique content about your station. Just talk about your station! Add content including your station’s schedule and DJ biographies. Most importantly though, you can have a link to launch your radio station right from your station’s website.