Can I stream radio content on to a CloudFlare DNS


#1

Hello,

Currently creating a radio station and I need a web server to host the stream. I can’t do it on my laptop because I risk hackers getting into it and if I have more than 1000 listeners for example it will put a lot of strain on my poor laptop, so I decided to search up DNS server providers on Google and cloudflare came up as one of the best dns server providers.

I need to link up my radio stream(IceCast, if anyone knows that software) to the audio player of this website. Is there a way I can create a DNS server and do this with CloudFlare? If you need any clarification, please do let me know. If there is not a way to create a DNS server and link up my radio stream with it, can you guys direct me to another platform that might be able to do this?

Thanks!

Jojo


#2

You will still need some server from where you actually stream your content. Cloudflare will only play middle-man.


#3

That is fine, I have a radio server on my computer. I just need it to link to a DNS server that CloudFlare may have.


#4

How would that help you? All the connections would still go to your personal computer.


#5

For various reasons I cannot port forward my IP, so I have to resort to using a DNS provider. I’m ok with all of the connections coming to my computer until I get a better server, but can CloudFlare provide a DNS for me?


#6

Yes, but many others could provide a DNS service too. Basically all you want is to map a domain name to your IP address, right?


#7

That is correct. Can you name a few DNS services that can do this for me?


#8

Most domain registrars offers this these days.


#9

Alright then, thank you for all of your help. So I’m assuming I can just point my server to that DNS the registrar gives me and all the incoming traffic will come to me, correct?


#10

Technically you dont point your server to it, but you associate your domain with your registrar’s name servers and then create a DNS record pointing to your server.


#11

Alright then, ill find some other DNS providers. Thanks for all of your help!


#12

Not saying you shouldnt use Cloudflare, just that you dont need to use Cloudflare for that. Cloudflare is typically used for a different use case than just plain DNS resolution. But it would certainly still work.


#13

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