How to Deploy AzuraCast with Marketplace Apps

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AzuraCast Marketplace App

AzuraCast is a self-hosted web radio station and management suite. Installation is simple with Marketplace Apps, and the intuitive web interface makes running a web station easy. After installation, you can be broadcasting within in minutes.

Deploy AzuraCast with Marketplace Apps

Linode’s App Marketplace allows you to easily deploy software on a Linode using the Linode Cloud Manager. To access Linode’s App Marketplace:

  1. Log in to your Linode Cloud Manager account.

  2. From the Linode dashboard, click on the Marketplace button in the left-hand navigation menu.

  3. The Linode creation page appears, with the Marketplace tab pre-selected.

  4. Under the Select App section, select the app you would like to deploy:

    Select a Marketplace App to deploy

  5. Once you have selected the app, proceed to the app’s Options section and provide values for the required fields.

Linode Options

After providing the app-specific options, provide configurations for your Linode server:

ConfigurationDescription
Select an ImageSelect either Debian 10 or Ubuntu 20.04 LTS for your image. These are the only two images supported by the AzuraCast Marketplace App. Required
RegionThe region where you would like your Linode to reside. In general, it’s best to choose a location that’s closest to you. For more information on choosing a DC, review the How to Choose a Data Center guide. You can also generate MTR reports for a deeper look at the network routes between you and each of our data centers. Required.
Linode PlanYour Linode’s hardware resources. You can use any size Linode for your AzuraCast App. The Linode plan that you select should be appropriate for the amount of data transfer, users, and other stress that may affect the performance of your station. You can create your station on a 1GB Linode (Nanode) or a Linode 2GB with low risk for performance hits. Required
Linode LabelThe name for your Linode, which must be unique between all of the Linodes on your account. This name will be how you identify your server in the Cloud Manager’s Dashboard. Required.
Root PasswordThe primary administrative password for your Linode instance. This password must be provided when you log in to your Linode via SSH. The password must meet the complexity strength validation requirements for a strong password. Your root password can be used to perform any action on your server, so make it long, complex, and unique. Required

When you’ve provided all required Linode Options, click on the Create button. Your AzuraCast app will complete installation anywhere between 1-3 minutes after your Linode has finished provisioning.

Getting Started After Deployment

AzuraCast is now installed and ready to use.

  1. Navigate to the IP address of the Linode in your browser. You can find the IP address for your Linode on the Linode detail page in the Cloud Manager.

  2. The first thing you want to do is create a Super Administrator account that has has system-wide permissions.

    “AzuraCast Setup Account”

  3. Next, AzuraCast prompts you to create a new radio station. Fill out the required fields, then click the Save Changes button at the bottom of the screen to continue.

    “AzuraCast Create Station”

  4. On the next page you can set other settings including using a custom URL if you have one set up. Learn more about using a custom URL with Linode DNS in our DNS Manager guide. When you are finished, click the Save Changes button at the bottom of the screen to continue.

  5. Your station is now ready. On the following page, you are taken to the control panel, and you are ready to start broadcasting your station.

  6. To manage the station you just created click the Manage button in the Station Overview section. This will open the Station Dashboard for the station you created during setup.

    “AzuraCast Manage Station”

  7. Here you can control your station, add songs, add DJs, take requests, and more.

Software Included

The AzuraCast Marketplace App will install the following software on your Linode:

SoftwareDescription
LquidsoapAn AutoDJ that keeps the tunes streaming.
Icecast 2.4 (Icecast-KH on supported systems)A broadcasting frontend.
SHOUTcast 2 DNASAn alternate broadcasting frontend.
NGINXA webserver a proxy.
MariaDBA database.
PHP 7General purpose programming language used for the website.
InfluxDBA database for capturing time-series based statistics.
RedisA database for session management and caching
Note
Currently, Linode does not manage software and systems updates for Marketplace Apps. It is up to the user to perform routine maintenance on software deployed in this fashion.

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