How to setup SHOUTcast server on Linux

SHOUTcast is software designed for streaming media over the Internet. The SHOUTcast system uses a classic client-server configuration. In this tutorial we will show you how to install SHOUTcast on your linux server, and show you how to use it to broadcast a stream of music to clients connected to the server.

Download and install SHOUTcast DNAS server software

The SHOUTcast DNAS (Distributed Network Audio Server) software is the server version of the software that allows you to broadcast to listeners. To use SHOUTcast, you’ll need to download and install SHOUTcast DNAS on your server.
First,a create new user for running SHOUTCast:

# useradd shoutcast

Download DNAS package:


Extract SHOUTcast files:

# mkdir sc
# tar -xvf sc_serv2_linux_09_09_2014.tar.gz -C sc

Change the ownership from root to the SHOUTcast user:

chown -R shoutcast:shoutcast sh

Configuring SHOUTcast Server

Now create configuration file for SHOUTcast. Open your favorite text editor and create sc_serv.conf in sc directory.

# cd sc/
# nano sc_serv.conf

and paste following line:


Save the changes to the SHOUTcast configuration file by pressing Control-X, and then Y.

Start SHOUTcast server

Now, start the SHOUTcast server. You’ll want to run your shoutcast in a screen session. Let’s jump into a screen session by entering the following command:

# screen

Start the SHOUTcast server by entering the following command:

# ./sc_serv sc_serv.conf

That is all!


  1. the first time it went well, after you format and redid everything gives me this problem

    ./sc_serv sc_serv.conf

    bash: ./sc_serv: No such file or directory

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