II. Compatible Hosting
This software has special requirements (for the video streaming and live interaction part, regular shared web hosting is not enough):
HTML5 live streaming services and advanced features are based on licensed Wowza Streaming Engine server software, included on our servers. Without using our turnkey plans, hosting live streaming would involve a dedicated server, extra costs like $2100/year Wowza SE license, session control module $19/mo, streaming server configuration and administration costs.
All included in our complete hosting plans and turnkey site bundles at better costs, faster setup time:
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.
More details and options for hosting:
We recommend starting with our turnkey plans because setting up your own live streaming servers involves higher costs, longer setup time, often lower reliability/performance and generally much hassle and effort compared to these starter plans.
A domain (like yourdomain.com) or subdomain (like videochat.yourdomain.com) can be used to host turnkey solution.
We recommend you use our turnkey complete hosting plans for everything (web + streaming services, required to run advanced features) but you can also use in combination with your other web hosting (install solution on different hst and configure it to use streaming address from a plan you have with us) with limited functionality.
PS: Standard web hosting servers and plans don’t include the required specific live streaming server capabilities, server software licensing, tools and configurations or administrators experienced with such features.
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 with setting up and administrating 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.
We recommend starting with our turnkey plans for quick reliable deployment and getting familiar with implementation and technology requirements in an environment where our staff can provide support.