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Is SHOUTcast Available On Plesk?

SHOUTcast Internet radio is one of the most popular website additions right now, and many hosting providers are asked to implement this feature or to offer the option to end users looking to set up their own website.  This has caused many to ask whether SHOUTcast is implemented into the Plesk control panel software.  Unfortunately, the answer right now is no.  Currently, the only existing integration with SHOUTcast is through cPanel/WHM and WHMSonic.  This module allows customers to easily manage their listeners, sound quality of their streams, and much more from within the control panel.

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For those looking to integrate SHOUTcast on a Plesk based hosting site, the only recommended solution that enables retaining Plesk is quite complex, although certainly manageable.  It is possible to simply install SHOUTcast manually as a service within a Plesk VPS.  After doing this, you can use SSH, or shell access, to manually manage the interactions between you and your listeners.  While it does cut back a great deal in terms of features and functionality, it enables you to keep operating within a Plesk based environment.

Of course, there is also the option to simply switch over to the cPanel/WHM control panel and to combine it with the WHMSonic plug-in.  Doing this would allow you to easily manage all of your interactions via a web interface, which would in turn make it much simpler to not only manage listeners, but to manage all of the small details and features of your station as well.  Integration may become available on Plesk in the future, depending on demand and the decisions of the company, but for now it is simply not an option.  Unfortunately, it seems that users looking to integrate SHOUTcast will have to choose between a lengthy workaround or a new control panel environment to really make use of the program.

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The Features and Benefits of Plesk

While cPanel may be the most easily recognized control panel on the market, it is not necessarily the right choice for every web hosting provider or reseller.  Plesk, offered by Parallels, is another fantastic option and one that is well worth considering.  It has a cheaper bottom line than cPanel, which certainly increases its appeal, and it also has a very clean interface that many users find much simpler to figure out than cPanel and some of the other big name control panels on the market.  It operates cleanly from within both the Windows and Linux environments and is perhaps the most stable control panel on the market, all things worth considering.

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Plesk also integrates incredibly easily with WHMCS, which allows customers to easily promote their hosting services while relying on WHMCS to provide the bulk of the hard work and eliminating the need for manual provisioning.  Plesk also provides the ability to easily and seamlessly move accounts from other control panels and supports a wide range of different languages, which makes it ideal for companies that service multiple countries.  Security is provided through HTTPS, which is also a major plus for Plesk, especially for businesses who intend to make use of the Plesk Billing Software.

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Plesk really does have a lot to offer.  Whether or not it is the right control panel software for you is something you will have to decide, but it is certainly quite beneficial in many ways.  With an unlimited license, it even includes billing software and a sitebuilder, as well as the ability to install Softaculous for simple installation of scripts.  The bottom line is that for many Plesk is an ideal option, especially when integrated with WHMCS, and it is certainly something that most hosting providers and resellers will want to take the time to consider.

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Want to Move Your Site Easily? Plesk Has You Covered!

Has your hosting provider left you disappointed, but the notion of moving your website to a new host just seems so overwhelming that you are almost considering sticking with an inferior host?  Don’t feel that this is your only option.  With Parallels Plesk migration manager, you can seamlessly move your website to a new host with a single click, putting you back in full control of your website.  The Plesk Migration Manager ensures that you can be truly independent of your hosting provider and is an excellent option when you are ready to move.

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Plesk offers more than just a quality migration manager, however.  They also offer a top quality online sitebuilder.  With Parallels SiteBuilder, you can easily provide your clients with some of the best web design services directly.  You will find that Parallels Sitebuilder makes it easy for you to build and customize templates to meet the needs of any consumer, which can not only aid in customer retention, but can help you build a bigger base of new customers as well.  Plesk offers a high level of functionality and convenience that enables you to provide users with exactly what they want without taking up too much of your time or resources.

The bottom line is this- Plesk is the right option for you.  With an unlimited license, you will find that you can get the Parallels SiteBuilder and even online billing software.  When added to the top level functionality of the Plesk control panel and the remarkable ease of the migration manager, Plesk is simply one of the most diverse and beneficial programs on the market today.  No matter what your needs, Plesk has you covered, and this is certainly something that you will want to consider when shopping for a control panel.

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