Owncast is an open source, self-hosted live video and chat server for use with existing popular broadcasting software. With streaming + chat out of the box you can take control over your content by running it yourself.
It can be seen as a Twitch alternative, but can also be used as infrastructure to embed live streams into your existing sites.
Follow the below steps and it'll setup Owncast for you automatically.
Keep in mind when selecting a monthly plan that the more CPU you can provide, the better quality and flexibility you'll have in the end. Read more about CPU usage with Owncast.
http://your_vultr_server:8080 in your browser loads then your install is complete.
You will want to support SSL with a
https URL on your new Owncast server. The following steps will walk you through this.
ssh root@your_vultr_server. The root password is found in your Vultr server control panel.
http://your_vultr_server:8080and verify Owncast is running.
https://hostname.mydomain.comand verify Owncast is accessible via SSL.
abc123as the stream key. Visit the start streaming instructions for more details
With Owncast running you can begin to configure your new server by visiting the Admin located at
/admin with the default stream key of
abc123 as the password. Visit the Configuration Instructions to learn how you can change your stream key, video settings, web page content, and more.
/opt/owncast. You'll find all your data files there. This is also where you can upgrade your Owncast server in the future.
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