SHOUTcast servers will display “Server Status: Server is currently down.” when no DJ or broadcast software is connected and streaming audio. What this means is that the server is in fact online or “up” and ready to accept a connection from a broadcast source (such as AutoDJ for Pro Streaming Customers or a Live Broadcast from your own software).
If a server is truly offline, the Shoutcast status page would just simply will not load. In this case, it’s possible that maintenance is being performed, you have shut off your streaming server (and can turn it back on from the Media Control Panel), or it could possibly indicate a more serious problem. In regards to maintenance or actual server issues, we will make a posting to our Status Page.
If the server is online and a DJ/Broadcaster is connected and broadcasting, the status will read as “Server is currently up and public/private.”