I am in the process of building a news web site that will ultimately include live streaming audio. The live streaming may be a little down the road, but I want to choose a web host with this ultimate goal in mind.
Does anyone have an idea of the specs (bandwidth, webspace) that will be required to stream live audio? Also, I would greatly appreciate any recommendations for web hosts, particularly if they experience with live streaming and have upgradable options for when the time comes.
If you are going to live broadcast you need a special host, not a shared host, you need one with "Real Broadcast Media Server" or "Shoutcast Server" or "MS Media Server", etc. A regular shared host wont fit your needs, if you live broadcast I don't think that space is going to be an issue since no contents are stored on the server.
Streaming live broadcasts is the ultimate goal, but realistically I want to perfect my web format in print before I go the audio route. Is it difficult to migrate from a shared server to a VPS? I don't want to incure the higher cost before I have all the equipment I need to stream live.
If so, does anyone know of any hosts who offer this kind of flexibilty? I'm looking to spend no more than $15/month at this point.