I know that as shoutcast hosting goes you get people saying a service is great and another set of people saying a service is aweful.
I just spent 2 months with ViaStreaming and I can tell you it was the worst mistake. I kept thinking I was paying for quality shoutcast hosting and a cool mobile free application that came with the service. In the end, they told me I had a problem with my connection and to contact my internet provider when in fact the issue was on their end. I have been shoutcast streaming now for 12 years and I know a lame duck when I see one. The installation of the shoutcast server I had was broken and they refused to fix it. They sent me a form email which it was obvious to me the message was "take a hike."
I think it also reveals another problem with shoutcast admins once they get too comfortable, they get a little bit lazy taking peoples money and thinking that they don't have to work for it.
So they got my $18. They refused to refund my $18 even though for the term the server never worked. Big Deal - there is always more money to be made in America, but obviously it is more important for them to keep the money then it is to act like a reputable business and do the right thing.
In the end my main reason for going with their service was their mobile app. But I did find another shoutcast provider that offers that same mobile app located here:http://www.shoutcaststreaming.us/
I've been using it for the past month and so far so good. Works great.
So that is my experience with ViaStreaming. I am sure there are people that have good experiences with them, but I am not one of them.
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