Hosting Plans

Hosting Plans

Remote: Streaming Only plans can be used in addition to another web hosting that meets rest of project requirements. Solution is installed on a different web host and configured to use these plans only for streaming (HTML5 WebRTC/HLS/MPEG-DASH & RTMP, RTSP). These plans include only streaming server services, without web hosting or full mode software license.
Warning: Certain features require web host to have FFmpeg. Some features like RTSP re-streaming, recording or VOD are only available with complete plans: see remote streaming requirements.

WebRTC Relay Hosting

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  • Monthly Transfer (Gb/mo)
  • Connections Limit (Streams)
  • Active Viewers (~600kbps)
  • Average Bitrate (mbps)
  • Bitrate Limit (mbps)
  • Serving Bitrate (mbps)
  • Client Upload (kbps) / Resolution
  • 2000
  • 50
  • 20
  • 6
  • 18
  • 12
  • 1200 (480p)
  • 4000
  • 100
  • 40
  • 12
  • 36
  • 24
  • 2400 (720p)
  • 9000
  • 150
  • 90
  • 27
  • 81
  • 54
  • 5000 (1080p)
  • 20000
  • 400
  • 200
  • 60
  • 180
  • 120
  • 8000 (1080p)
  • 80000
  • 1600
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  • 240
  • 720
  • 480
  • 40000 (4K)

Limits Warning: Streams will get rejected or disconnected when plan limits are reached. Pick a suitable plan depending on streaming bitrate (client upload) you plan to configure and estimate for simultaneous users.

Free Installation / Configuration ($25/installation) included for available features, as requirements are available on web host.

Suitability, Limitations and Special Requirements for Streaming Only plans

Multiple features depend on existing web hosting, where solution web scripts are deployed.
On demand dynamic transcoding and stream snapshots are only available if FFMPEG and involved codecs is available and accessible on web hosting where solution is deployed. 

Remote streaming is usually suitable if you already have a video sharing hosting plan and just need live streaming services (without archiving/recording/restreaming or vod trough streaming server).
Remote Streamings plans are not suitable for regular budget web hosts that don’t include necessary video tools like ffmpeg and html5 codecs. Ex: GoDaddyHostGator. Most budget web hosts will not provide or allow FFMPEG on their shared plans.
We recommend moving site or pointing a subdomain to our premium Complete Web & Streaming plans if your web host does not include ffmpeg. You will probably get better performance and reliability than on budget hosts.

Limitations for Remote Streaming

These features are not available when using streaming remotely:

  • archiving or importing of archived streams, because streams go trough streaming server and require hosting space
  • scheduling playlists, because configuration smil files need to be managed on streaming server
  • re-streams of RTSP (IP cam) or other streams, because configuration stream files need to be managed on streaming server

Requirements for Remote Streaming

These requirements are needed on web host, where solution web scripts are deployed:
FFMPEG Requirements:  For adaptive streaming between various types of sources and player devices, advanced solutions like involve on demand dynamic transcoding between different encodings specific to webrtc, rtmp, rtsp, hls.  Adaptive various input and output types can’t be setup as static transcoding configurations as each channel can be broadcast/playback using different methods, that adapt dynamically to broadcaster and viewers.
Latest FFMPEG is required with codecs like H264, AAC, Opus, Speex, NellyMoser depending on input/output formats that need to be supported. Also server configuration must allow process to be called by web scripts, with necessary resources and for necessary streaming duration.
For generating snapshots, process needs permissions to write the snapshot file in web account files. For VPS and dedicated servers, FFMPEG installation is available for additional fees.
– Web Access Requirements: Videochat applications require Session Control to manage streaming access and status, show live webcams as online. Session Control involves streaming server requests to web server, in order to authorize and update streaming sessions. Some web hosting rules or web firewalls (including CloudFlare) may reject web requests from streaming server. Also plugins/settings that prevent access without login to wp-admin/admin-ajax.php (from streaming server). If advanced administrative assistance to configure such access is not available, the turnkey complete plans are recommended,  On complete plans access is already available on same server and experienced administrators can also assist with web related issues.

Complete: Streaming + Web & VOD plans provide all hosting capabilities, including all streaming protocols (HTML5 WebRTC/HLS/MPEG-DASH & RTMP, RTSP), CPanel web hosting, VOD. In addition to streaming & web, include specific features that involve both web and streaming on same server: managing archived streams, configuring RTSP ip camera re-streams, scheduling video playlists as streams. Also advanced tools on web hosting: FFmpeg (stream snapshots / transcoding / analysis, video conversions), document conversions. Full mode VideoWhisper web software license can be ordered separately or in a bundle.
Required: A domain or subdomain needs to be pointed to these plans, for installing solutions with full capabilities at that URL.

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Complete Hosting WebRTC

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  • Monthly Transfer (Gb/mo)
  • Connections Limit (Streams)
  • Active Viewers est. (~750kbps)
  • Average Bitrate (mbps)
  • Bitrate Limit (mbps)
  • Serving Bitrate (mbps)
  • Client Upload (kbps) & Resolution
  • Storage Space (Gb)
  • Web Transfer (Gb/mo)
  • Web Memory
  • Web CPU (threads)
  • Web Disk IO
  • Web Threads / Requests
  • Web Processes
  • Addon Domains (extra sites)
  • Park Domains (multisite)
  • Sent Emails (hourly)
  • 2000 Gb/mo
  • 50 streams
  • 16 viewers
  • 6 mbps
  • 18 mbps
  • 12 mbps
  • 1200k (480p)
  • 100 Gb
  • 1000 Gb/mo
  • 2 Gb RAM
  • 1+ CPU
  • 10Mb/s IO
  • 10 req
  • 80 proc
  • No
  • +10 multi
  • 30 emails/h
  • 6000 Gb/mo
  • 100 streams
  • 48 viewers
  • 18 mbps
  • 54 mbps
  • 36 mbps
  • 3600k (720p)
  • 300 Gb
  • 3000 Gb/mo
  • 4 Gb RAM
  • 2+ CPU
  • 20Mb/s IO
  • 20 web
  • 160 proc
  • +2 sites
  • +30 multi
  • 60 emails/h
  • 12000 Gb/mo
  • 200 streams
  • 96 viewers
  • 36 mbps
  • 108 mbps
  • 72 mbps
  • 6000k (1080p)
  • 400 Gb
  • 4000 Gb/mo
  • 8 Gb RAM
  • 3+ CPU
  • 30Mb/s IO
  • 30 req
  • 240 proc
  • +5 sites
  • +50 multi
  • 90 emails/h
  • 20000 Gb/mo
  • 400 streams
  • 160 viewers
  • 60 mbps
  • 180 mbps
  • 120 mbps
  • 8000k (1080p)
  • 500 Gb
  • 5000 Gb/mo
  • 16 Gb RAM
  • 4+ CPU
  • 40Mb/s IO
  • 40 req
  • 320 proc
  • +20 sites
  • +100 multi
  • 120 emails/h
  • 40000 Gb/mo
  • 800 streams
  • 320 viewers
  • 120 mbps
  • 360 mbps
  • 240 mbps
  • 16000k (2K)
  • 1000 Gb
  • 10000 Gb/mo
  • 24 Gb RAM
  • 6+ CPU
  • 60Mb/s IO
  • 60 req
  • 480 proc
  • +50 sites
  • +200 multi
  • 180 emails/h
  • 60000 Gb/mo
  • 1200 streams
  • 480 viewers
  • 180 mbps
  • 540 mbps
  • 360 mbps
  • 40000k (4K)
  • 3000 Gb
  • 20000 Gb/mo
  • 36 Gb RAM
  • 8+ CPU
  • 80Mb/s IO
  • 80 req
  • 540 proc
  • Unlimited
  • Unlimited
  • 360 emails/h
  • Unlimited
  • Unlimited
  • Custom
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  • Unlimited
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  • Unlimited
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  • Unlimited
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  • Unlimited

Limits Warning: Streams will get rejected or disconnected when plan limits are reached. Pick a suitable plan depending on streaming bitrate (client upload) you plan to configure and estimate for simultaneous users.

Free Installation ($25/installation) included. Just point a domain or subdomain to the compatible hosting plan and our staff can schedule and provide an installation for any VideoWhisper web software edition.
Recommended: Bundle plans with turnkey site software for Paid Videochat  / Broadcast Live Video . After setting up project and fully evaluating, see yearly plan offers.

* Mogul plans

  • Provide performance beyond regular dedicated server grade, on high spec servers with more disks in RAID, more CPU threads and memory availble for other server services.
    While on a dedicated server with 32Gb RAM that’s used for operating system, streaming services and web account processes, on Mogul plan 36Gb is available in full to web account and there’s more RAM on server for operating system, cache, streaming services. Same for CPU cores: while on a dedicated server there’s 8 cores for everything, on Mogul plan there’s +8 cores available web account and more cores for system tasks.
  • Can be setup fast (in matter of days) compared to dedicated servers that can take a week to provision hardware, setup and configure server software and services which can take a week.
  • Allow multi-server scaling and/or geo-optimization, which can be developed for extra fees, depending on usage scenario.

* Custom managed

  • Custom specs can be suggested and offered depending on specific site requirements (faster CPU with more threads for more processing power, more memory, more space, more bitrate, more disks for IO speed).
  • Only available when upgrading from Mogul after at least 1 month of service, if Mogul can’t handle the project load. Custom specs can be suggested based on previous usage stats.
  • Fully managed and setup similar to other plans (does not involve SSH access). Can include WHM access to manage multiple websites in stand alone cPanel accounts, on request.
  • Disks can be setup for redundancy (recommended, as on regular plans) or used in full for 2x space. It’s highly recommended to keep at least system partition with database redundant, in case of disk failure.
  • Takes about 1 week to setup new server and transfer account. Minimum contract duration: 6 months, then renewed monthly.

WebRTC Complete Hosting Features
Optimized Recording * Archive all live streams or just record. Recorded videos can be deployed to user’s home directory in a web folder for access/processing. Videos can be imported, converted, published with Video Share VOD solution.
Dynamic Transcoding * Enables on demand, live re-encoding and re-streaming for HLS / MPEG DASH delivery ( HTML5 playback including for iOS / Android devices). Also to/from WebRTC where setup. This is required by advanced adaptive streaming solutions that don’t use a static transcoding scenario with fixed source/target formats.
IP Camera / Re-Stream * Re-stream RTSP, UDP, RTMP, RTMPS streams as necessary (setup on request) – at least Profession or higher required for 24/7 use.
iOS/Android Broadcast * Wowza GoCoder for iOS / Android can be used to publish plain stream (no chat or interactions).
Stream broadcast also possible with HTML5 WebRTC directly from browser.
Scheduled Videos * Schedule existing videos to play as live streaming channels; simulate a live stream / broadcast from previously recorded videos.
Streaming Statistics * An exclusive proprietary statistics system .
WebRTC * HTML5 WebRTC publishing and playback relay streaming, including SSL for WSS.
HLS / MPEG DASH * Optimized HLS / MPEG DASH delivery, including SSL configured with Wowza SE for HTTPS delivery.
Session Control * Special streaming server side functionality for managing RTMP / RTP sessions using web scripts when using other methods of broadcast/playback than VideoWhisper Web Apps.
This permits detection of external broadcast streams, on demand transcoding, generating snapshots, monitoring duration, controlling sessions for broadcasts from encoders like OBS, GoCoder iOS/Android, WebRTC. Is included with VideoWhisper plans/servers and can be licensed for 3rd party servers.
CPanel Web Hosting 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.
1 Dedicated IP 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).
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 with rule sets already configured. 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.
For streaming Wowza StreamLock certificate is used for HTTPS, RTMPS.
1 Free Installation 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.
High Speed Networks Streaming oriented infrastructure on 1000Mbps servers in high speed data center networks with multiple backbone connections totaling thousands of Gbps bandwidth capacity
Automated Popular Script Installations Softaculous : automated installation for a wide range of scripts including WordPress, Joomla, Oxwall, Drupal, Elgg, Dolphin, various classifieds/support desk/gallery/forum/shopping cart scripts.
Video Sharing Support FFMPEG (from svn) conversions, mplayer, mencoder, flvtool2, yamdi; including codecs: x264, speex, nellymoser, theora, mp3lame, vorbis, ogg, faac, faad2, xvid & other codecs/tools on request
Document ConversionTools Tools to convert PDF, PPT, DOC, XLS to images for web based display: LibreOffice/Apache_OpenOffice, unoconv, ImageMagick
Affordable Good prices starting from $50 for everything, considering live streaming usually demands setting up a dedicated server and Wowza SE license alone starts from $95/month to implement such features. Our servers include all full mode licensing for server software and no extra fees are required.
* Wowza SE specific features (not usually available with Red5, NGINX, SRS or similar streaming servers): HTML5 WebRTC relay, HTML5 HLS/MPEG-DASH mobile delivery, support for IP cameras, scheduling videos, optimised recording / archiving, RTMP/RTP session control.

  • Monthly Transfer (Gb/mo) limits total transfer available each month for streaming (all live streaming protocols). For Complete plans there is also additional allocation of Web Transfer (Gb/mo) for web requests (http, ftp, mail) .
  • Active Viewers number is an estimation of viewers capacity based on available plan streaming bitrate, for 600kbps 360p streams.  Resolutions of 360p and lower are suitable for web streaming, videochat, video conferencing apps with chat and other interface elements sharing same screen. Full screen video requires higher resolution for good quality. Higher stream quality/bitrate will require more server bitrate and result in lower simultaneous users capacity.
  • Connections Limit is maximum number of streams that can be active at same time (for broadcast or playback). For 1 way streaming, each user consumes 1 stream. For 2 way video calls, each consumes 2 (broadcast + playback). In conferencing / collaboration rooms, each user can consume multiple streams.
  • Average Bitrate (mbps) is calculated based on monthly transfer. It’s an estimation of average bandwidth required to consume monthly transfer fluently 24/7, not a plan limit.
  • Bitrate Limit (mbps) is peak total (upload + download) bitrate allowed (3x average bitrate). Includes total bitrate consumed by broadcasters and viewers.
  • Serving Bitrate (mbps) is server to clients bitrate limit (2x average bitrate). Mainly refers to bitrate consumed by stream viewers.
  • Client Upload / Resolution (kbps) limits bitrate a client can broadcast to server (and maximum resolution for good stream quality). High bitrate per user limits reduces number of maximum users. Resolution is not limited, is only included as guideline for quality streaming within that bitrate. For low movement scenes as static background videoconference and videochat, lower bitrate is required compared to high motion videos, sports or games.

These are realistic hosting plans for video streaming. Bandwidth is a statistical tool for estimating hosting requirements.
The real hosting limits are hosting resources (CPU, memory, connection). Bandwidth limitations are designed to assist in scaling hosting resources correctly: maxing out resource capacity results in major slow down, buffering, frame loss, errors and users not being able to connect.
Plans are balanced with service reliability and performance in mind (to prevent disconnects, long buffering, latency).

Not to be confused with budget hosting plans that advertise very high or unlimited bandwidth/space that can’t be used due to missing services or hidden constraints.
The secret behind budget host offers is hosting hundreds of sites on a server and hidden terms and practices that never allow using too much bandwidth or space. In example:

  • no live streaming server software present or allowed, to prevent clients from using too much cpu/memory/bitrate
  • ffmpeg not available and not allowed as it requires high cpu, disabling video/stream analysis, conversions, transcoding, snapshots
  • processing limitations that kill demanding processes like video conversion for bigger files (including memory, cpu, simultaneous processes)
  • space limitations that apply for video / file sharing sites as exception to “unlimited space”, in hidden terms
  • upload limitations that prevent users from uploading big videos
  • restrictive resource limitations that slows your site as soon as it begins to have some traffic
  • shared bandwidth on 10Mbps or 100 Mbps shared connection for hundreds of sites where you will not be able to use much of the “unlimited” bandwidth
  • prices they list are for very long term like 3 years, so webmasters commit before being able to test on monthly basis or use for limited time projects/experiments: while tests with few users can go smoothly at beginning, when load increases site can no longer handle the large volume of traffic due to limited resources

Our main business is live video streaming software and we provide realistic hosting plans where our client sites can fully work and perform. All our plans are premium, with advanced functionality, on powerful servers and networks that host a limited number of premium sites.

  • All plans include free installation. Installation of all features on complete plans requires pointing a domain/subdomain to the compatible hosting account. Setup on other host with remote streaming involves feature limitations and is possible only with specific web host requirements (usually not available on regular web hosts).
  • If you don’t have a domain registered for this project, yet, you can register a new domain for your project. Use coupon: videowhisper
  • Please allow around a couple of working days (in average) for setup, after order processing. Depending on exact time of ordering, non working days, it can take few days. Faster you order, faster you get it setup.
  • Included installation means our staff will install WordPress, plugins, configure streaming, add menus and pages to be able to access features as in our demos, test to make sure it works and send you links to: access main sections, configure settings specific to your business (logo, billing) and review suggestions to improve setup  / customize further. 
  • Details and terms for services in combos are available on their pages, including resource allocation for hosting plans. Monthly plans are renewed each month, until cancelled.
  • Plan subscriptions can be cancelled anytime from billing site where order was placed. Cancellation stops automated renewal. Live demos and downloads are available for evaluation prior to ordering your own setup. These services and hosting resources are not returnable due to their nature.
  • Plans can be upgraded to higher plans if more hosting resources are required for increased speed, reliability and user capacity. Resources are allocated after upgrade. Upgrade can be contracted by ordering a higher plan and cancelling previous subscription. Projects can be scaled to run on multiple plans, with specific load balancing setups.
  • Ordering and billing management is provided by BlueSnap.
    Managing billing details / subscriptions / invoices is web based and automated (does not involve support), on billing site, per BlueSnap billing Terms and Conditions.
    To manage BlueSnap billing, you can retrieve credentials from their site (use order number and order email to get account details), for each order.
  • Hosting plans don’t include VideoWhisper web software full mode licensing. Explicitly labelled bundles that include both may be available. Without a full mode license, web applications will run in free mode with ads and limitations.
    Videowhisper webcam app full mode licensing can be ordered separately or in explicitly labelled bundles.
  • Support: Although VideoWhisper provides turnkey packages & installations, each business owner is running own site / platform.
    This involves some time, patience, technical abilities for website management or willingness to learn. Additional site staff (webmaster/consultant) can be used to run and manage own site, depending on volume and feature complexity.
    VideoWhisper staff can assist with configuring/troubleshooting own plugins, suggesting 3rd party plugins/services or evaluating custom development for specific requirements,  clarifications and research for documentation links related to other plugins/services provided by 3rd parties for using in combination with solution, per support terms.
  • Copyrights: As hosting servers are located in Canada, the Notice and Notice Regime applies (not US DMCA).
  • VideoWhisper Terms of Use and Support Policy also apply.

Bundle Discounts
Bundle discounts are available when ordering some software license rental + hosting plan combination.
See turnkey solutions like Paid Videochat & Broadcast Live Video for available offers.

Volume Discounts
Discounts are available for ordering in advance 1 year (2 months free), 2 years (6 months free), 3 years (10 months free).
– More discounts are also available for bundles with full mode license rental: Paid Videochat & Broadcast Live Video .
– Yearly plans can later be scaled higher, if necessary, for price difference (and taking into consideration already used time).
– Special order link for yearly plans can be provided on request depending on plan and duration.
Warning: We recommend beginning with the monthly plans for in depth evaluation of solutions and estimating future project requirements.
Considering the high order value, attention is required on next recurring dates for funds to be available, in order to prevent billing failures and downtime.