advice required for membership streaming website

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  1. tuneguru

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    Hi everyone,

    I am interested in setting up an audio streaming membership website, using self recorded audio material, and am looking for some advice on how best to go about this. The website will have a database of several hundred audio files initially, rising to 1000+ over time, and the most important feature is that the user (customer) can create a playlist containing any track from the database in any order (average playlist size is likely to be 10-15 tracks). The website should also be able to handle billing/membership management etc.

    I would be grateful to know firstly if there are any off-the-shelf website solutions which offer this functionality, or if it is possible to piggy-back on other systems (eg licensing spotify type software). Is it possible to create such a site using WordPress plugins or is that asking too much?

    If not I would be grateful for any advice regarding customised website building, including rough costs for a website with this functionality.


    Many thanks in advance for your input,
    All the best,
    Nick
     
  2. radwebhosting

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    Hi Nick,

    It is possible to create such a website using WordPress. While WordPress offers great functionality and versatility, it will need a decent amount of server resources to run with all of the plugins you will need. If you have the budget, look for a couple of dedicated servers with a provider that supplies a private network. One server to run the database and process those requests on the backend and another server to be your web-facing server with the WordPress website. This should allow your site to run smoothly and reduce the performance issues you could face by placing the entire operation on one machine.

    I hope this was helpful.
     
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