The ReliaStream Team would like to wish all of our members a Happy New Year. Hopefully 2021 will be a better year for all of us. We will be busy this year with some upgrades, server updates, a migration, adding more free secure links to servers, upgrades for apps, and we will be testing a new streaming control panel this year. We have a lot going on in 2021 so keep checking the announcements area for updates.
What's happening in 2021?
Server 1 Dallas Texas Migration: IBM has been going through a lot of changes in 2020. They shut down a data center in Seattle and now they are moving and upgrading servers at the Dallas Texas location. We have been informed that a server migration will be performed and they will be moving our data to a newer server. Members on server 1 Dallas Texas will be relocated to a newer server with upgraded cpu, memory, hard drive, and other improvements. The secure link attached to this server will also be moved to the new server.
Update 01.09.2021: At 3 PM EST all the data on our current Server 1 Dallas server was copied and transferred (migrated) to the newer Dallas Texas server. This means anything you add or change on the current server will not be migrated to the new server. If you upload media or make changes to your current Dallas Server 1 account these changes will not be applied to the new server. So anything you do to your server after 01.09.2021 will have to also be performed on the new Dallas 1 server. Please keep that in mind.
Update 01.10.2021: All active members broadcasting on Server 1 Dallas Texas will be updated via email. This migration should be pretty seamless for most of our members. If you are using the secure url, standard url, and secure https tune in links this should automatically switch over when we start the url transfer. If you are still using the non-secure IP address (not suggested) you will be required to update and change your IP address. Your data, media files, port number, and other settings should remain the same.
UPDATE 01.13.2021: Migration is completed. Members on the current Dallas Texas server #1 can now access the new server. All your data was transferred to the new server so your username and password are the same. If you used the built in centova auto dj your media files and playlists are the same. We plan to move the secure URL (s1.reliastream.com) Friday 01.29.2021. Your ISP will play a part in this process and how fast this URL transfers to the new server. To access this new server (for now) you can use the IP link below. Once the secure URL transfers then you will be able to use https://s1.reliastream.com:2199. The old Dallas Texas server will remain active until Feb 17th 2021 so you have plenty of time to make the switch. The old server will not have secure links as no two servers can share the same URL once we transfer the named URL to the new server. The URL will transfer to the new server once your ISP updates.
UPDATE 01.29.2021: The ReliaStream tech team has started the named URL move to the new Dallas Texas server. This is where your ISP (internet service provider) now plays it's part. Depending on how fast your ISP refreshes and updates things will depend on when you are pointed to the new server using the s1.reliastream.com URL. We have placed news articles on each server (old & new) so you will be able to see which server you are on when using the named URL. The IP address will also tell you which server you are currently on.
UPDATE 02.10.2021: Everything is completed. At this point all members on the old Dallas Texas server #1 should now be broadcasting on the new server. So far we have heard nothing but great things with regards to the new server. The new server has many upgraded features including upgraded Xeon CPU, double the RAM, and double the hard drive space. This will be our final update for this server. Everything has been completed. The old server will be shut down on the 17th (02.17.2021) so please keep that in mind.
OLD IP (Ends 02.17.2021): http://188.8.131.52:2199/
NEW IP: http://184.108.40.206:2199/
SECURE URL: https://s1.reliastream.com:2199/
London EU1 Server: If you are broadcasting through the London EU1 server we have some great news for you. We are planning to add free secure links on the EU1 London server. As many know this is needed if you want to broadcast with the Google Chrome web browser and other web browsers that require a secure tune in link. There is no set date at this time. This upgrade is performed by Centova Cast techs and they have to go in a make sure this can even be done to any given server. Once we have confirmation from Centova Cast we will update you with an aprox date of completion.
Update 01.04.2021: The EU1 Server is now 100% secure. Our London EU1 server now features secure tune in links as well as secure Centova Cast widgets. Now you can place Centova Cast widgets on your secure https web site and maintain your security. Be sure to log into the EU1 server using the secure url to gain access to these new features.
The London EU1 secure URL: https://eu1.reliastream.com:2199/
Amsterdam AM1 Server: If you are broadcasting through our Amsterdam AM1 server we have some great news for you. We are planning to add free secure links on this server. As many know this is needed if you want to broadcast with the Google Chrome web browser and other web browsers that require a secure tune in link. Amsterdam currently has an IP address. We can not attach a secure link to an IP address so we will be adding named URL's to the Amsterdam server. The IP address will not change. We will simply add named URL's to this server so we can add free secure links. There is no set date at this time. This upgrade is performed by Centova Cast techs and they have to go in a make sure this can even be done to any given server. Once we have confirmation from Centova Cast we will update you with an aprox date of completion.
Update: 01.11.2021: The Amsterdam (AMS1) Server is now 100% secure. Our Amsterdam (AMS1) server now features secure tune in links as well as secure Centova Cast widgets. Now you can place Centova Cast widgets on your secure https web site and maintain your security. Be sure to log into the AMS1 server using the secure url to gain access to these new features.
The Amsterdam AMS1 Secure URL: https://ams1.reliastream.com:2199/
Resellers: Some resellers have been requesting free secure link upgrades to their reseller servers and we are working on a solution to get this done. The hold up is our reseller servers are unbranded (no named url's) and Centova Cast can not attach secure links to an IP address. It must be a named URL and that conflicts with the whole unbranded reseller account. We have had conversations with resellers and some want the secure links and others insist they do not want ReliaStream showing on their clients servers. We are working on a solution to this issue and we hope to have this resolved very soon.
Update: 01.17.2021: We did it!! Our resellers now have access to free secure links on our reseller servers. All active resellers should have received an email with the details and instructions. We have been working very hard to get this done for our resellers and now it's completed. The best part is the links are free and this should help you sell more radio stations.
Reseller #1 Secure URL: https://s1.netradiostation.com:2199/
Reseller # 1 Secure URL: https://s2.netradiostation.com:2199/
USA Server S9: The USA server S9 is 100% secure. Be sure to use the secure URL to access your new secure radio tune in links. Many of our members already know this is a must have if you want your radio station to work on Google Chrome and other web browsers that require https secure links.
Server 9 Secure URL: https://s9.reliastream.com:2199/
New Control Panel: The Centova Cast panel is king in this industry but some members have been asking about another panel that's out there right now (everestcast). We have been doing some research on this panel. Some love it and some say it's got it's bugs so we will have to do some tests and see how it goes. If we get that far we may allow 25-30 ReliaStream members to give it a test run for a month or two and see how it goes. More and more members are asking about this so we will check on it. More details on this soon.
Monday, January 4, 2021