Hosting Plans

Hosting Plans

WebRTC Host 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. Warning: Certain features require web host to have FFMPEG and other features specific to web + streaming setups are only available with complete plans.

WebRTC Relay Hosting

Live
$
35
/ monthly
Popular Choice
Provider
$
55
/ monthly
Publisher
$
95
/ monthly
Broadcaster
$
170
/ monthly
Star
$
350
/ monthly
  • Monthly Transfer (Gb/mo)
  • Connections Limit
  • Active Viewers (~600kbps)
  • Average Bitrate (kbps)
  • Bitrate Limit (kbps)
  • Serving Bitrate (kbps)
  • Client Upload (kbps)
  • 2000
  • 50
  • 20
  • 6
  • 18
  • 12
  • 1200 (480p)
  • 4000
  • 100
  • 40
  • 12
  • 36
  • 24
  • 2400 (480p)
  • 9000
  • 150
  • 90
  • 27
  • 81
  • 54
  • 5000 (720p)
  • 20000
  • 400
  • 200
  • 60
  • 180
  • 120
  • 8000 (1080p)
  • 80000
  • 1600
  • 800
  • 240
  • 720
  • 480
  • 40000 (4K)

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 BroadcastLiveVideo.com 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. 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 plans provide all hosting capabilities, including all streaming protocols, 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, geo IP.

Complete Hosting WebRTC

Starter
$
50
/ monthly
Popular Choice
Professional
$
100
/ monthly
Expert
$
150
/ monthly
Master
$
200
/ monthly
Mogul
$
400
/ monthly
  • Monthly Transfer (Gb/mo)
  • Connections Limit
  • Active Viewers (~600kbps)
  • Average Bitrate (kbps)
  • Bitrate Limit (kbps)
  • Serving Bitrate (kbps)
  • Client Upload (kbps)
  • Storage Space (Gb)
  • Web Transfer (Gb/mo)
  • Web Memory
  • Web CPU (threads)
  • Addon Domains (extra sites)
  • Park Domains (multisite)
  • 2000
  • 50
  • 20
  • 6
  • 18
  • 12
  • 1200 (480p)
  • 100
  • 1000
  • 2 Gb
  • 1+
  • No
  • 10
  • 6000
  • 100
  • 60
  • 18
  • 54
  • 36
  • 3600 (720p)
  • 300
  • 3000
  • 4 Gb
  • 2+
  • 2
  • 30
  • 12000
  • 200
  • 120
  • 36
  • 108
  • 72
  • 6000 (1080p)
  • 400
  • 4000
  • 6 Gb
  • 3+
  • 5
  • 50
  • 20000
  • 400
  • 200
  • 60
  • 180
  • 120
  • 8000 (1080p)
  • 500
  • 5000
  • 8 Gb
  • 4+
  • 20
  • 100
  • 80000
  • 1600
  • 800
  • 240
  • 720
  • 480
  • 40000 (4K)
  • 2000
  • 20000
  • 32 Gb
  • 8
  • Unlimited
  • Unlimited

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).
Security
SSL, HTTPS
WSS, RTMPS
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 clients that can connect at same time (broadcasters or viewers).
  • Average Bitrate (kbps) 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 (kbps) is peak total (upload + download) bitrate allowed (3x average bitrate). Includes total bitrate consumed by broadcasters and viewers.
  • Serving Bitrate (kbps) is server to clients bitrate limit (2x average bitrate). Mainly refers to bitrate consumed by stream viewers.
  • Client Upload (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.

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.

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 domain/subdomain to compatible hosting account.
  • Details and terms for services in combos are available on their pages. Monthly plans are renewed each month, until cancelled.
  • Plan subscriptions can be cancelled anytime from billing site where order was placed. Cancellation stops automated renewals, resulting in service termination. After termination, service can only be restarted later by reordering. Contracted and allocated 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. 
  • Hosting plans don’t include VideoWhisper web software full mode licensing. Videowhisper webcam app licensing can be ordered separately or in explicitly labelled bundles.
  • All hosting plans include installation for VideoWhisper software, including turnkey WP editions. Installation of all features on complete plans requires pointing domain/subdomain to compatible hosting account. Installed software will run in free mode without a license.

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).
– Similar discounts are also available for bundles: 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.