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Secure Streaming for SHOUTcast and IceCast

Posted by Lee on Wednesday 26 April 2017

We are now pleased to announce that we fully support secure streaming via SSL on our streaming service. This is a feature that has been requested by many of our customers over the past few months as Google Chrome moved towards forcing SSL on the web and highlighting insecure pages in the popular web browser….

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Website Security for Safer Internet Day

Posted by Lee on Tuesday 7 February 2017

What is Safer Internet Day? Today – 7th February 2017 is Safer Internet Day (referred to as #SaferInternetDay or #SID2017 on social media). It is a day dedicated to educating younger users of the Internet about keeping safe and secure online. Many companies, organisations, schools and more team up to promote keeping young people safe…

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SHOUTcast v1 Chrome Bug

Posted by Lee on Wednesday 28 December 2016

The most recent update in Google Chrome (v55) has removed the support of HTTP/0.9 requests due to a security bug and low usage of the protocol, this means that some customers using SHOUTcast Version 1 will be seeing an issue with their radio players – likely showing an error along the following lines when trying to…

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What kind of web hosting do I need for…

Posted by Lee on Monday 8 August 2016

Here at zFast, we are often asked “What kind of web hosting do I need for…?” and without specific information this question is really hard to answer. The fact is there are many different types of web hosting available, we offer most of these on our website. Web Hosting “Web Hosting” or “Shared Web Hosting” are suitable for most…

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How do I set my website to use CloudFlare?

Posted by Lee on Thursday 21 July 2016

Setting your website up with CloudFlare is super easy, but does take a little knowledge of DNS. No worries though, we are here to help you with our step-by-step guide to setting your website up with CloudFlare. Step 1: Sign Up The first step, you will need an account with CloudFlare – if you already…

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Secure WordPress – Protecting Your Website

Posted by Lee on Tuesday 7 June 2016

WordPress is one of the most popular CMS platforms available today. This makes WordPress one of the main targets for hackers to gain control of your server. Luckily, there’s a few quick and easy ways you can secure WordPress and ensure that it is well protected from threats. Updates We would recommend logging into your Dashboard…

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Three different ways to use VPS Hosting

Posted by Lee on Wednesday 25 May 2016

Our VPS Hosting plans are fast, affordable and have many uses. With your UK based virtual private server (VPS) you can use it for more than you would first think. The possibilities are endless, but here’s a three of our favourite uses of VPS servers. Web Hosting OK, well as you can imagine, this is probably…

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What is SHOUTcast Hosting?

Posted by Lee on Wednesday 18 May 2016

SHOUTcast Hosting is hosted software which allows you to stream media in MP3 or AAC format via the Internet. SHOUTcast is software developed by Nullsoft which allows digital content to be broadcast to a server from media player software, allowing the creation of online radio stations. By purchasing SHOUTcast Hosting from a reputable provider you save time…

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Virtual Server Hosting

Posted by Lee on Tuesday 17 May 2016

What is Virtual Private Server (“VPS”) Hosting? Virtual Private Server (“VPS”) Hosting, or virtual server hosting is a virtual machine which allows you to run your own copy of major operating systems such as CentOS, Ubuntu and Debain. It’s a division of a much larger host node which is sold off as smaller private servers. Each server…

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Reporting in CentovaCast

Posted by Lee on Wednesday 27 April 2016

If you are a radio station, playing recorded music and have the required licences to stream online in the UK, then once a quarter you will very likely report to PPLUK.  PPL generally require the ‘Total Listening Hours’ and the ‘Average Songs Per Hour’ to calculate the tariff that you should be on for the licence….

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