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To run this solution, you need (I) the software and (II) compatible hosting. Solution can be customized and there is also a FAQ.

Quick order combo packages for full mode license rental + complete hosting are available from $95/month.

I. Software License

The WP PPV Live Webcams Plugin is based on VideoWhisper Video Messenger application which requires a level 3 license:
Order License

Full mode license for 1 domain can be purchased for $450/lifetime or rented for $45/month for full mode evaluation or short projects. Each order includes one free installation, if compatible hosting is available (see requirements).
In addition to standard online payment methods (like Paypal, credit card), license can be ordered with cryptos (like BTC, ETH, LTC, DASH) and discounts are available.


Combo rental plans that include full mode license, compatible complete hosting for all features, start from $95/month.

II. Compatible Hosting

This software has special requirements (for the video streaming and live interaction part, regular shared web hosting is not enough):

Requirements

You can use our rtmp hosting plans for everything (web+rtmp, required to run advanced features) or in combination with your other web hosting (install application on your site and configure it to use rtmp address from a plan you have with us).
If you need to enable live video archiving, we recommend Wowza and using same server for web and rtmp is required (so rtmp videos are accessible by web scripts). If you need mobile video delivery by HLS supported by this solution, Wowza is required. Transcoding requires FFMPEG with specific codecs on web host.

If you just need a remote RTMP host for main functionality, to use it in combination with a different web host, see the Host RTMP – Remote RTMP hosting plans from $9/month.  These plans do not support advanced functionality like HLS mobile video delivery or video archiving, video teaser, playlists and also has simultaneous users and bitrate limitations.

To support advanced features like archiving, recording, conversions, transcoding, HLS/MPEG HTML5 streaming, playlists, video teasers we recommend our complete plans.
For full features & optimal functionality, considering running such website usually requires a dedicated server and Wowza license alone is $95/month, we provide very affordable complete plans for our clients, that start from $50/month and include hosting requirements for all features (web + rtmp) :

Complete Turnkey Hosting
Our plans are optimised for streaming, on 1000Mbps connection and managed by our administrators that setup and keep services running at optimum performance.

For big projects we can provide managed dedicated streaming servers with Wowza from $275/month (paid yearly) and managed dedicated streaming servers with Red5 from $225/month (paid yearly).

PS: We don’t recommend using a provider that does not have experience with these streaming solutions as that often leads to long setup hassle and unreliable service. Our administrators can assist in setting up 3rd party servers, for additional fees, but such 3rd party hosts may not be designed (as hardware, network, system, configuration) to provide such features with good performance and reliability.  Using our plans and servers is usually faster, more cost effective and reliabile that setting up own servers, licensing all necessary software at retail price, administrating custom streaming configurations and services.

III. Customisations

Depending on project, customization options include:

  • Theme: Get a professional WordPress theme to skin site, change design.
    A theme with wide content area (preferably full page width) should be used so videochat interface can use most of the space.
    Some tested themes: Jupiter, Impreza, Elision, Sweet Date 4U.
  • Logo: You can start from a professional logo template.
  • Contents: Site pages, menus, categories and sections can be edited from WP CMS backend.
  • Translation: Plugin is localized, meaning a .pot file that contains mosts texts is included. Multiple translations for plugin are available as .po/.mo files and you can also edit/adjust or add new languages using a translation plugin. Videochat application texts can be translated from plugin settings.
  • Features: After ordering solution and setting up existing editions, VideoWhisper.com staff can customize these for additional fees depending on exact requirements.
    Software consists of videochat app that can be customised with parameters / by replacing interface skin images and the integration code (plugin) including php, js, css, settings that can be changed as needed. New options, features or changes in the app can be implemented by VideoWhisper developers.

IV. F.A.Q.

Frequently Asked Questions about ordering:

  • What are the total costs required to run solution?
    Solution consists of software license and compatible hosting and listed plans from $95/month include everything needed to deploy and run the solution. Additional investments for customizations are optional, depending on each project.
  • Do I need a streaming server (Wowza) license when using your hosting?
    No, our servers are already licensed. Listed plan price includes all listed hosting features.
    When setting up own server with a 3rd party provider, multiple items should be considered to meet all requirements (as describe on requirements page).
  • Do I need to transfer my domain when using web + rtmp hosting plans?
    No, you just need to point domain (from domain registrar) to name severs provided on account setup. If you don’t have a domain, yet you can register a domain with any registrar.
  • Can I use a 3rd party host?
    Only if it meets all the requirements. Regular web hosts usually don’t meet the requirements and don’t have experience, configuration/network/servers designed for such setups. We don’t recommend using a provider that does not have experience with these streaming solutions as that often leads to long setup hassle and unreliable service.
  • How fast is this delivered?
    License and regular hosting setup is usually delivered in a couple of days. Dedicated servers take up to a week.
    Installation assistance can be provided after domain propagates to the compatible hosting plans or complete required installation details are provide, when hosting with a 3rd party.
  • How is this delivered?
    After licensing and/or hosting setup, details are sent in a new ticket with notification to emails provided when ordering. Make sure you provide a functional email and alternate email. If notification does not come in estimated delivery time, you can submit a ticket from contact page with order details to make sure you are receiving the emails. Notification emails sometimes go to spam folders because they contain multiple links including IP based (for hosting).
    Delivery notification should not be confused with automated billing notification from billing site, that is sent right after order processing.
  • Does this work on mobiles?
    Due to mobile browser limitations, solution implements special features for mobile support.
    Playback of live stream is available in mobile browsers as HTML5 HLS after transcoding based on recommended Wowza plans.
    Advanced functionality like brodcasting and interactions (like private shows or presentation mode) are only possible with the advanced PC web based applications we provide or custom mobile apps that can be developed on request, for additional fees.
  • Why not use WebRTC for streaming?
    Because WebRTC utilizes peering networks, there still has to be a nearby node to help distribute the stream to other local hosts. Peering across a global network can be incredibly difficult.
    Broadcasters need server grade connections to live stream to multiple users and using a regular home ADSL connection (that has has higher download and bigger upload) causes real issues.
    While testing with 2 or few users works fine in demos and small load trials, WebRTC limits often show in production mode: becomes unusable when many users are watching same HD stream and broadcaster connection is regular.
    All startups hope their streaming applications will become a huge success, with thousands of viewers watching. A performer streaming a full hd video at 8 Mbps directly to 100 viewers in various world locations would require up to 800Mbps upload connection.
    Above average ADSL connections have under 100Mbps upload allowing streaming such video to a maximum of 12 users.
  • I have some other questions: Where can I find further clarifications?
    Submit a ticket with your questions and VideoWhisper technical support will assist as soon as possible.