is a free and open source live video and web chat server for use with existing popular broadcasting software.

Owncast officially free

Owncast - pre-installed on servers in the Netherlands, Finland and USA

Rent a virtual (VPS) or dedicated server having pre-installed Owncast - free, popular and open source live video and web chat server. Simply choose the right plan, configure a server and start working in 15 minutes.

  • Already installed - we have taken care of all the technical part
  • Optimized server - high performance specifically for Owncast
  • Supported 24/7 - we are always ready to help
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How it works

  1. Choose server and license

    Choose an instant server or make an individual configuration. During the ordering process, select the Owncast license, network settings and other parameters.
  2. Place an order

    After placing and paying for the order, we will contact you and let you know the exact time the server is ready. The delivery time of the server depends on its type, but usually, everything takes no more than 15 minutes.
  3. Start working

    When the server is ready, we will send all the access details to your email. Owncast will already be installed and ready to go.

Rent pre-installed Owncast on virtual (VPS) or dedicated servers

Owncast is provided only for leased HOSTKEY servers. To get the Owncast, select it in the Software tab while ordering the server plan.

Owncast on virtual (VPS) servers

Rent a reliable VPS in the Netherlands, Finland and USA.

Server delivery ETA: ≈15 minutes.

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Owncast on dedicated servers

Rent a dedicated server with a full out-of-band management in the Netherlands, Finland and USA.

Server delivery ETA: ≈15 minutes.

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Owncast officially free

Owncast — officially free software

Owncast is a free and open-source streaming software. It converts video or audio input into a digital format that can be played across various devices and platforms. You can use Owncast with existing popular broadcasting software. We guarantee that our servers are running safe and original software.


How to install Owncast on a virtual or dedicated server?

To install Owncast, you need to select a license while ordering a server on HOSTKEY website. Our auto-deployment system will install the platform on your server.

I am having trouble installing and/or using Owncast

If you have any difficulties or questions when installing and/or using the software, carefully learn the documentation on the official website of the developer, read about typical problems and how to solve them or contact Owncast support.

Owncast key features

Owncast is an open source, self-hosted, decentralized, single user live streaming and chat server for running your own live streams similar in style to the large mainstream options. It offers complete ownership over your content, interface, moderation and audience.

Owncast is designed to be self-hosted, meaning you can deploy and manage your own streaming server on your preferred infrastructure.
Privacy and Control
Since you have full control over the server, you can ensure the privacy of your data and content, and you're not reliant on third-party services.
Ease of Use
Owncast aims to provide a user-friendly setup and management process, making it accessible to a wide range of users.
Low Latency
The platform is designed to minimize streaming latency, providing a more real-time interaction between streamers and viewers.
Owncast allows for customization of the streaming experience, including branding, themes, and layouts, to match the streamer's preferences.
Chat Integration
It includes a chat feature, allowing viewers to engage with the streamer and each other in real time.
Modular Architecture
Owncast is built with a modular architecture, allowing developers to extend and customize its functionality through plugins and integrations.
Open Source
Owncast is an open-source project, which means the source code is available for anyone to review, modify, and contribute to.
Community Driven
The project is often developed and improved with input from the community of users and developers, fostering a collaborative environment.

Why choose an Owncast server at HOSTKEY?

  • TIER III Data Centers

    Top reliability and security provide stable operation of your servers and 99.982% uptime per year.
  • DDoS protection

    The service is organized using software and hardware solutions to protect against TCP-SYN Flood attacks (SYN, ACK, RST, FIN, PUSH).
  • Round-the-clock technical support

    The application form allows you to get technical support at any time of the day or night. First response within 15 minutes.

What customers say

After launching another successful IP — HUNT: Showdown, a competitive first-person PvP bounty hunting game with heavy PvE elements, Crytek aimed to bring this amazing game for its end-users. We needed a hosting provider that can offer us high-performance servers with great network speed, latency, and 24/7 support.
Stefan Neykov Crytek
doXray has been using HOSTKEY for the development and the operation of our software solutions. Our applications require the use of GPU processing power. We have been using HOSTKEY for several years and we are very satisfied with the way they operate. New requirements are setup fast and support follows up after the installation process to check if everything is as requested. Support during operations is reliable and fast.
Wimdo Blaauboer doXray
We would like to thank HOSTKEY for providing us with high-quality hosting services for over 4 years. Lp-label has been able to conduct many of its more than 100 million daily measurements through HOSTKEY’s servers, making our meteorological coverage even more complete.
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