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Dedicated Servers

Dedicated Video Streaming Servers with Turnkey Managed Red5 / Wowza Streaming Engine
  • Each server includes already installed turnkey manged RTMP server (Red5/Wowza), WHM/cPanel license to host unlimited domains with SSL, HTTPS on all domains and all RTMP Dedicated Server Administration Services .
  • Very good deal: Wowza offers include $245 worth of licensing (Wowza SE, WHM, RTMP Session Control) and advanced administration services (installation, configuration and management for RTMP, FFMPEG & Codecs, SSL, WebRTC, HLS, MPEG-DASH, conversion tools).
Dedicated Streaming Servers Dedicated C1 Dedicated C2   Dedicated S1 Dedicated S2  
CPU
(max. simultaneous video conversions)
E3-1270v6
8 threads 4.2GHz
E3-1270v6
8 threads 4.2GHz
  E3-1270v6
8 threads 4.2GHz

E3-1270v6
8 threads 4.2GHz

 
Memory 32 GB 32 GB   32 GB 32 GB  
Storage (HDD) SoftRAID 2 x 2000GB
3 x 4000GB
  2 x 2000GB   3 x 4000GB
 
Dedicated Connection Speed
1000Mbps  
Transfer Bandwidth Unlimited*  
Guaranteed Connection Speed 500Mbps*  
Location and Copyright Policy North America CA or Europe (no DMCA) United States (DMCA)
Wowza Streaming Engine RTMP
(Wowza license included, $95/mo)
Optional w. Red5 alternative  
Managed Linux + RTMP
(administration included, $80/mo)
 
WHM/CPanel for Unlimited Domains
(WHM license included, $45/mo)
 
RTMP Session Control
(license included, $19/mo)
For Wowza servers
 
2 IPs
(included, $6/mo)
 
Setup Fee $0 (No Setup Fee)  
Price per allocated Gb ~0.003$/Gb  
     
Order w. Red5 monthly
(recurring subscription)
$250/month
Order

$300/month
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  $300/month
ask

$350/month
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Order w. Wowza monthly
(recurring subscription)
$350/month
Order
$400/month
Order
  $400/month
ask
$450/month
ask
 
Order 6/12 months
(recurring subscription)
ask for a longer term deal
(volume discounts when paying in advance: 6% for 6 months, 8% for 12 months, 10% 2y)
 
~ Want to use your own Wowza license? Order a Red5 server and provide your license key for our administrators to deploy Wowza instead.
~ Looking for starter hosting options? See the premium Wowza Stream Hosting Plans from $50/month.
~ Want a higher hardware configuration (CPU, memory, disk space) and/or combo with VideoWhisper software licensing rental?
Contact us with your exact requiremetns for a custom offer and order link!
  • Contact us to ask for plan order links are not available or you need custom hardware . Before ordering, estimate the length of your project: due to setup costs involved, a longer billing interval (minimum contract duration) means lower price per month.

  • After ordering you can specify in a ticket the SoftRaid preference for using or space or replicating disks (default, recommended: SoftRaid1 for first 2 disks ).

  • * Unlimited bandwidth is available . For guaranteed connection speed of of 500Mbps that go up to 150Tb/month.
    Guaranteed connection is mainly for server reliability and performance reasons: when calculating server capacity and necessary number of servers for an event, this should be taken into account.

  • If you calculate cost per Gb for this streaming server, it is under ~0.003$/Gb which is at least 30 times less compared to most rtmp streaming providers (including Cloud) where 1 Gb is at least ~0.1$ . So even if you're using only 10% of allocated bandwidth per month for your solution, it's 3 times cheaper than most cloud streaming providers.

  • Simultaneous user capacity is better compared to VPS and clould provider instances that usually share a connection (similar to VPS, multiple cloud instances share a 100 Mbps or 1000 Mbps conection).

  • Softraid 1/0 : Servers with Softraid can be used to replicate content (Softraid 1) for read performance and redudancy in case a disk fails or for performance (Softraid 0) to stripe content on 2 disks for faster reading/writing. We recommend Softraid 1 to prevent downtime and complete loss of data that can be caused by a disk failure.
    On servers with 3 disks, 2 will are usually setup with Softraid 1 and 3rd disks is used for setting up backups or keeping less important content/sites.

  • IPs: We provide all dedicated servers with 2 IPs: 1 for host and first nameserver, 1 for secondary nameserver and website. More can be added for extra $3/month.

  • Delivery Time: Contracting formalities, setup takes some time and need to be scheduled with the data center. Installing streaming and conversion software also takes some time. It can take about a week or more after order processing to get everything up and running.

  • Trial - How to evaluate performance: Our demos and shared plans are hosted on similar servers, so you can evaluate these before ordering a dedicated server. For servers in specific locations contact us and we'll provide testing links if such server is available.

  • SSH root access is NOT provided for servers using our Wowza Streaming Engine license key. If you need SSH, get the Red5 server variant and provide your own Wowza license key if you need Wowza.
    SSH root access can be provided if client assumes full responsibility for using it. Unexperienced or malicious administrators with such access can compromise server by permitting installation of exploits or making it completely unusable. Recovery in such situations is not possible and our administrators can only wipe out everything and reinstall OS from scratch (one reinstall per billing cycle is included).

  • RTMP server is managed : Our administrators setup your rtmp applications and restarts the rtmp server as needed so you don't need to pay an administrator for the linux servers.

  • Subscriptions are billed automatically until cancelled (same plan is renewed at end of billing interval). Subscriptions can be cancelled anytime from the billing processor to stop renewal. If you want to terminate your plan make sure you cancel subscription before billing date because already contracted and allocated server resources will not be refunded.
  • Location: S servers are in US and C servers in Canada (also North America) and on request in Europe.
    Usually fastest available datacenter is used but on request list of locations for each type can be provided.

  • Copyright Policy: Hosting copyrighted content without permission is not allowed on any of the servers we provide. Any reported copyrighted content held without permission needs to be removed to keep services active.
    Handling of copyright related complains is different depending on datacenter location. While for S servers US DMCA applies (server is suspended until content removal), for C servers procedure is less restrictive (only the reported IP is blocked until removal of content and other IPs can be temporary used during cleanup).
    Suggestions: Have a system in place on site for handling of copyright claims, review new site contents, don't use trademarks or popular copyrighted content names especially on public site pages (outside member area) as these often trigger bots and search engines looking for such content.

Options:

  • Softaculous can be licensed for $24/year to allow easy web installation for popular free turnkey scripts.

Notes:

  • Contact us for details on ordering these plans. We can also provide advice and offers for higher requirements.
    These hosting services do not include free software license; these must be ordered separately.
  • Also see RTMP Hosting for a list of rtmp hosting options and HostRTMP for remote rtmp hosting.
  • Wowza, Wowza Streaming Engine, Wowza Media Server and related logos are trademarks of Wowza Media Systems. We use licensed Wowza Media Servers on our plans.

 

Hosting Features
Unlimited RTMP
Connections, Bitrate, Resolution, Streams, Users, Rooms
Hosting on Red5 / Wowza Streaming Engine can use as much bandwidth as available there are no software limitations for the number of simultaneous connections.
Unlimited WHM
CPanel Web Hosting
Unlimited CPanel accounts for hosting unlimited number of sites.
CPanel is most popular web hosting management control panel to manage http, mysql, email, ftp. All plans allow unlimited subdomains and mysql, email, ftp accounts.
Dedicated IPs Prevents abuse issues due to other sites like on shared IPs (like being blocked by mail servers or search engines when there's an abusive site on same IP). Web and RTMP can be accessed by IP without pointing a domain. Allows your own custom SSL certificate for HTTPS (if you don't want to use the default).
Security, HTTPS Dedicated IP allows unique account identity settings and setting up a custom SSL certificate for HTTPS (from CPanel). Servers include advanced firewall settings (CSF & LFD), ClamAV antivirus, ModSecurity. Servers include latest CURL and Open SSL to meet eCommerce provider requirements.
HTTPS included: AutoSSL provides SSL certificates and automated HTTPS configuration for sites that don't have own certificates.
Free Installations For our scripts including popular CMS like Joomla/Wordpress/Drupal (with the automated cms installers provided), on request.
Free Transfer Free transfer of existing site from another web provider (if access is provided) can be done by our technicians on request. Usually automated with previous CPanel credentials.
Installation of the Wowza Streaming Engine applications Managed Wowza Streaming Engine hosting: pre-configured turnkey rtmp addresses provided for multiple purposes (live streaming, low latency chat, recording, live and archiving).
High Speed Networks streaming oriented infrastructure on 1000Mbps servers in high speed data center networks with multiple backbone connections totalling thousands of Gbps bandwidth capacity
Video Sharing Support FFMPEG (from svn) conversions, mplayer, mencoder, flvtool2, yamdi; including codecs: x264, speex, opus, nellymoser, theora, mp3lame, vorbis, ogg, faac, faad2, xvid & other codecs/tools on request
Document Conversion Tools tools to convert PDF, PPT, DOC, XLS to images for web based display: Apache_OpenOffice, unoconv, ImageMagick
What is Wowza Streaming Engine?

Wowza Streaming Engine is the unified server software developed by Wowza Media Systems.

The server is used for streaming of live and on-demand video, audio, and RIAs (rich Internet applications) over public and private IP networks to desktop, laptop, and tablet computers, mobile devices, IPTV set-top boxes, internet-connected TV sets, and other network-connected devices.

Wowza Media Server can stream to multiple types of playback clients and devices simultaneously, including the Adobe Flash player, Microsoft Silverlight player, Apple QuickTime Player and iOS devices (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch), 3GPP mobile phones (Android, BlackBerry OS, Symbian, etc.), IPTV set-top boxes (Amino, Enseo, Roku, Streamit and others) and game consoles such as Wii and PS3.

Wowza Media Server is compatible with all streaming protocols: RTMP, RTMPE, RTMPS, RTMPTE, HDS, HLS, MPEG-DASH, RTSP, RTP, Smooth Streaming, MPEG2, MPEG-TS, and ICY (SHOUTcast / Icecast). The server can also ingest video and audio via Wowza GoCoder? mobile application.

What is RTMP?

Real Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP) is a proprietary protocol developed by Adobe Systems for streaming audio, video and data over the Internet, between a Flash player and a server.
The raw TCP-based RTMP maintains a single persistent connection and allows real-time communication. To guarantee smooth delivery of video and audio streams, while still maintaining the ability to transmit bigger chunks of information, the protocol may split video and data into fragments.

The RTMP defines several channels on which packets may be sent/received, and which operate independently of each other. For example, there is a channel dedicated for handling RPC requests and responses, a channel for video stream data, a channel for audio stream data, a channel for out-of-band control messages (fragment size negotiation, etc.), and so on. During a typical RTMP session, several channels may be active simultaneously at any given time.

 


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