Immediately after logging in, you will be presented with the dashboard view for your account.
The dashboard provides the following information:
- Current listeners: Indicates the number of listeners currently tuned in to your stream, as well as the maximum number of listeners your stream will accomodate.
- Host and Port: Indicate the hostname and port number of your stream, respectively.
- Data transfer: Indicates the total data transfer used by your stream to for this month, as well as your monthly data transfer limit.
- Disk quota: Indicates the amount of disk space used by your uploaded media (if any), as well as your disk space limit.
- Maximum bit rate: Indicates the bit rate limit configured for your stream.
- Projected data transfer: Indicates the amount of data transfer that your stream will use this month if usage remains consistent for the remainder of the month.
- Recent tracks: Provides a list of up to 10 of the most recently played songs or tracks on your stream, as well as the times at which those tracks were played.
The dashboard, like all other pages in the client area, also provides a number of options for managing your server.
These options, shown grouped into sections at the left-hand side of the page, include:
- The Realtime Stats section provides information about the status of the your stream, including the following:Listeners: indicates the number of listeners currently tuned-in to your stream.
- Listeners: indicates the number of listeners currently tuned-in to your stream.
- Server Status: indicates the status of your streaming server (online or offline).
- Source Status: indicates the status of your streaming source (online, offline, or remote).
- Source Connected: indicates whether or not a stream source is connected to your server.
- The Management section provides options for managing the your account. These options are described in detail below. They include:
- Overview: Launches the dashboard, described above.
- Configure Server: Provides access to the settings for your streaming server, described in the Server Configuration section below.
- View Current Listeners: Provides information about the listeners who are currently listening to your stream at this moment in time.
- View Statistics: Provides access to the statistics for your account, described in the Statistics section below.
- View Logs: Provides access to the logs for this account, described in the Server Logs section below.
- Server Administration: Provides access to the internal server administration interface provided by your streaming server software (SHOUTcast or IceCast).
- Quick Links: Provides a number of useful links and login information for managing and working with your stream.
- Manage Playlists: Launches the playlist manager for your streaming source (if enabled), described in the Playlist Manager section below.
- Media Library: Launches your media library (if enabled), described under the Media Library section below.
- The Server Control section provides controls for stopping and starting your streaming server.
These options include:
- Start Server: Starts your streaming server (and streaming source, if enabled).
- Stop Server: Shuts down your streaming server (and streaming source, if enabled). This will disconnect any listeners that may be tuned into your stream, and will take your stream offline.
- Restart Server: Shuts down your streaming server, then immediately starts it again. This will disconnect any listeners that may be tuned into your stream. Restarting your server may be necessary to apply certain configuration changes, and is equivalent to manually stopping, then starting your server.
- Reload Server: Attempts to re-load your server configuration and playlist without disconnecting any listeners or interrupting your stream. This will apply many configuration changes, but a full restart may be necessary in some cases.
- Skip Song: Skips to the next song in your playlist. This option is only available if using the server-side streaming source.
- Deactivate Source: De-activates the server-side stream source (if enabled for your account). If you want to switch from pre-programmed content to a live stream, you can use this feature to stop your server-side stream source before connecting your live stream source. When you finish your live broadcast, simply disconnect your live stream source and click the Activate Source button to re-activate your server-side stream source and return to pre-programmed content.
- A stream information bar is also displayed at the top of each page, and is updated approximately every 30 seconds to reflect your stream’s status. This includes the current track of your stream, your stream’s name, and links to tune into the stream using various media players.