As its name suggests, Cheap Shoutcast’s primary offering is SHOUTcast and other audio broadcasting hosting solutions, but it also offers regular shared hosting and dedicated servers. This company is located in Connecticut, U.S.A., and its servers sit in Miami, U.S.A. Its website is available in English.
Features and Ease of Use
Cheap Shoutcast offers four shared hosting plans that provide you with:
- 99.9% uptime guarantee
- 1 GB to unlimited storage
- Unlimited bandwidth
These hosting plans are managed via the cPanel control panel that comes with the Softaculous installer for the easy installation of a plethora of popular CMS and other programs such as WordPress, Magento, Joomla, and Zen Cart.
Once your website is up-and-running, you can promote it using Attract SEO tools and back it up with R1Soft. Backups are automatic, and you can restore your backups with one-click from the control panel.
Page loading performance is improved thanks to the Cloudflare CDN that caches content close to your customers and helps protect you against some kinds of cyberattacks.
If shared hosting isn’t sufficient for your needs, you can pick a dedicated server plan that provides DDoS protection plus RAID 1 mirroring to guard against disk data disasters. Dedicated servers support the openSUSE, CentOS, Ubuntu, and Debian Linux distributions.
Pricing and Support
Cheap Shoutcast’s hosting plans are affordable. You can choose to be billed monthly, six-monthly, or yearly, and you get a 30-day money-back guarantee that might make you feel better about an annual commitment (because you could get out early). Pay by PayPal.
For self-support, Cheap Shoutcast publishes a knowledge base containing guides for shared hosting, dedicated servers, and (it should go without saying) SHOUTcast hosting.
If the self-support resources don’t answer your questions, you can summon 24/7 one-to-one support via email, telephone, ticket, or live chat. Although I couldn’t summon a response via live chat, I’m pleased to say that my exploratory email was answered within a few hours.