Saturday, December 15, 2012

Maintenance is done, Caster.fm Is up and running.



Maintenance is done, Caster.fm Is up and running.

As some of you already notice Caster.fm is up and running.
In some cases it might take up to 6 Hours for your ISP to get our new DNS settings.
but for most of you it should be ok witin an hour.

Please let us know if you encounter a problem with our new server.

Best regards,
Caster.fm

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Server Maintenance & Upgrade

Dear broadcasters,

We are going to upgrade our main server. The upgrade is scheduled for this weekend, starting Thursday and lasting until Sunday. 
During this time the site may will be unreachable for periods of time. 
The upgrade is scheduled to commence at 12.13.12 at 4:00 AM Chicago Time (UTC/GMT-5). 

Updates will be posted here and in our blog:
http://blog.caster.fm

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Regards,
Caster.fm

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Stream Servers are Up and Running

Stream Servers are Up and Running
as you may noticed, the stream servers are Online again

we are still under DDOS Attack
 and working to provide a better solution for those kind of attack.

Server is Down due to DDOS Attack

Dear Broadcasters,

Due to DDOS Attack Our Main Stream Server is down.
We're currently working on bringing it back.

Please be patient.

Regards
Caster.fm

Friday, August 31, 2012

Idle Servers Timeout Introduced

Idle Servers Timeout Introduced

To make it easy on the live streams we decided to bring back our inactivity shutdown policy.
So new policy is:
After 15 Mins of Idle (server is opened but no source connected) the server will be shutdown.
Every Source connected (every active broadcast) will Reset the timeout to 15Mins over and over.

Regads,
Caster.fm

New Global Shutdowns Scheduled

 New Global Shutdowns Scheduled

Hello,

We continue with the upgrade, two things you might notice:

1. Every 1st and 15th of every month there will be a global shutdown, like that was once a day. twice a month is the best we can do for now, perhaps in the future this will become once a month.

2. We increased your listeners slots to 300 listeners.
this is going to be increased again in the near future.


Please do not send us direct support emails or post support request on our facebook page.
for support please open a ticket in our HelpDesk:


Regards,
Caster.fm

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Upgrade is almost finished


Upgrade is almost finished

So, after a long day of work yesterday, the upgrade is almost done.
here some of the things we've done so far:
  • Improved Player
  • Embed Player now have Sizes option
  • Minor Changes to the Radio pages graphics
  • Added Option to Disable the Logo
  • Add Option for Custom Background Colors
  •  Improved Listeners Authentication (Which means nobody should get the username and password dialog anymore)
  • Help section now move to a dedicated area called:
    Help Center - (help.caster.fm)
    which will now contain tutorials and Frequently asked questions.
  • Support forums is now closed in favor of a new Support Tickets System:
    HelpDesk - (help.caster.fm/helpdesk/)
    Bugs report, support request and anything else should be sent as a ticket from now on.


Now, we have one more surprise for you guys,a big one.
its still in development but you might want to hold your breath. 


Enjoy,
Caster.fm

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Server Maintenance & Upgrade - 22.8.12 4:00AM(UTC/GMT-5)

Dear casters and broadcasters

we are going to upgrade our Icecast version and upload some new features and bug fixes, we will need to close Caster.fm for a period of approx 12hrs.
The Downtime is scheduled for 22.8.12 at 4:00 AM Chicago Time (UTC/GMT-5).

Please be patient, it will be worth it.

Regards,
Caster.fm

Monday, May 28, 2012

Caster.Fm Beta Milestone 2 Survey: Servers Daily Restarts

:Servers Restarts Discussed
?Should we cancel the daily restart

Please help us by answering 4 questions regarding the servers restarts

Monday, April 2, 2012

We're Back!

Almost 5 days past since Caster.Fm taken down for a "quick" maintenance,
well it wasn't quick as we thought it would be, and not easy as well.
but eventually we got it all running...(running well).
however, we haven't finished yet and there are some minor things to be done.
we will continue to work on those things while meanwhile everything should work pretty fine.
in the meantime please report us about any issue/bug/error you encounterd at
contact@caster.fm


 Now, to the main part of this email - THINGS WE ACTUALLY DONE:
- we've added couple of servers dedicated to Icecast services.
- as well as cloud server for all of our static content so pages load time now should
   be pretty fast.
- we've increased the network capability, so each of our servers now got  1 GigE dedicated port.
- updated our PHP engine and some other OS tweaks.


As for your radios:
- We've added a Status block Embed code (which you can find at your cp)
( see: http://blog.caster.fm/p/embed-test.html )
- Player should now work with Iphone and any Android Phone (blackberry should work as well)
- increased the number of listeners to 200 (soon will be increased again)
- servers are going to be globally shut down every midnight )America/Chicago timezone - UTC/GMT -6 hours), but once turned on they will stay on until the next global shutdown even if idle.
- some minor changes to your radio pages.


ANOTHER THINGS YOU WILL NOTICE:


Your server IP address and port have changed, please change your clients accordingly.
You may stream at 128Kbps without any problems now.
Your Podcasts has been removed due to a method reset.


Enjoy guys.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Improve, expand and innovate...

Dear Casters,

As you probably noticed, we have experienced technical difficulties twice during the past month.
The first one - earlier this month, happened as a result of overload on our main web server.
The recent one caused due to DDOS attack on our servers (servers fully returned to service within two hours).
However, Caster.fm has grown rapidly and we are doing our best to keep up, improve, expand and innovate in order to provide you the best service possible.
So; In addition to several new features about to be released as we promised,
Caster.Fm will be down for 2-3 days from Thursday 29.03 in order to upgrade and expand our infrastructure,
then we will send you an email once Caster.Fm is up and running again.

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR THE EMBED PLAYER USERS:
We updated the Embed player code,
This means that from the 29.03 the old Embed code won't work anymore.
The new embed code is available in your control panel,
Please take your time and update your website/blog.


Thank you,
Caster.fm Team.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Maximum number of listeners!!!

As it appears to us 100 listeners is not enoth for some of you. so we thout that you can influence the maximum number of listeners this month !!!
So the number of listeners will be proportional to the number of people that like caster.fm on Facebook.
the formula to this is: number of likes divided by 10
so lets say that by the end of the month the number of likes will be 2200 than the maximum number of listeners will be 220!

- The only condition is that caster.fm must pass the 2000 likes! by the end of this month.

Yours Caster.fm Team...