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    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 Europe and the USA

    Hostkey offers rental services for virtual (VPS) or dedicated servers with pre-installed OwnCast software. This specialized software is designed for organizing broadcasts and web chats. Our servers are located in data centers across Europe and the USA, ensuring the fastest possible access to your resources. To order an OwnCast server, simply select the appropriate license and configure it according to your needs. You can start working within just 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
    SERVERS In action right now 5 000+

    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.

    Choose a dedicated server
    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.

    What are the server requirements to install OwnCast?

    To install OwnCast, you need a server with a Linux, macOS or Windows operating system. Recommended minimum requirements include a 1-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, and enough hard drive space to store your content and broadcast recordings. You will also need a stable Internet connection with good download speed, preferably at least 5 Mbps for initial streaming quality.

    Are there limits on the number of concurrent viewers on OwnCast?

    OwnCast itself does not set a limit on the number of viewers. The limits will depend on your server power and your Internet connection bandwidth. To serve more concurrent viewers, you may need to beef up your server resources or use a CDN (Content Delivery Network).

    Can OwnCast be integrated with other services such as OBS or Zoom?

    Yes, OwnCast can be integrated with any software or service that supports RTMP streaming. You can use OBS to send the stream to OwnCast, or use Zoom to capture a video conference, which can then be broadcast through your OwnCast server.

    How to ensure the safety of broadcasts on OwnCast?

    OwnCast offers several measures to ensure the safety of your broadcasts. You can restrict streaming access with a password, use HTTPS to encrypt traffic, and set up firewall and DDoS protection at the server level. It is recommended to regularly update OwnCast to the latest version to apply the latest security patches.

    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.

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    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.
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