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AzuraCast is a free 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.

Deploying a Marketplace App

The Linode Marketplace allows you to easily deploy software on a Compute Instance using the Cloud Manager. See Get Started with Marketplace Apps for complete steps.

  1. Log in to the Cloud Manager and select the Marketplace link from the left navigation menu. This displays the Linode Create page with the Marketplace tab pre-selected.

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

  3. Complete the form by following the steps and advice within the Creating a Compute Instance guide. Depending on the Marketplace App you selected, there may be additional configuration options available. See the Configuration Options section below for compatible distributions, recommended plans, and any additional configuration options available for this Marketplace App.

  4. Click the Create Linode button. Once the Compute Instance has been provisioned and has fully powered on, wait for the software installation to complete. If the instance is powered off or restarted before this time, the software installation will likely fail.

To verify that the app has been fully installed, see Get Started with Marketplace Apps > Verify Installation. Once installed, follow the instructions within the Getting Started After Deployment section to access the application and start using it.

Estimated deployment time: AzuraCast should be fully installed within 2-5 minutes after the Compute Instance has finished provisioning.

Configuration Options

  • Supported distributions: Debian 10, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
  • Recommended plan: All plan types and sizes can be used.

Getting Started After Deployment

Accessing AzuraCast

AzuraCast is now installed and ready to use.

  1. Open your web browser and navigate to http://[ip-address]/, replacing [ip-address] with your Compute Instance’s IPv4 address. See the Managing IP Addresses guide for information on viewing your IP address.

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

  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.

  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.

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

Software Included

The AzuraCast Marketplace App installs the following software on your Linode:

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

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.

More Information

You may wish to consult the following resources for additional information on this topic. While these are provided in the hope that they will be useful, please note that we cannot vouch for the accuracy or timeliness of externally hosted materials.

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