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Managing Existing Accounts

Accounts in Centova Cast may be managed via the account management page, which is displayed immediately after logging in, and may accessed at any time by clicking the Manage link under the Accounts heading.

Account List

The account list provides an overview of all accounts managed by this Centova Cast control panel.

The summary includes the following details:

  • Username
    Indicates the username for the account. Click on the username to view or modify the account details.

  • Title
    Indicates the title for the stream. This will be displayed by listeners' media players when they tune into the stream.

  • Server
    Indicates the name of the server on which the account is hosted.

  • Port
    Indicates the port number on which this client's streaming server listens. Click on the port number to access the streaming server's built-in administrative interface.

  • Type
    Indicates the type of server software (ShoutCast2, IceCast, etc.) used by the stream.

  • Clients
    Indicates the maximum number of concurrent listeners permitted for this stream. The stream can never have more than this number of listeners tuned-in at the same time.

  • Bitrate
    Indicates the maximum bit rate for this stream.

  • Data Xfer
    Indicates the current and maximum monthly data transfer for this stream. Centova Cast automatically keeps track of the amount of data transfer used by each stream each month, and will perform the actions defined in the server settings if a stream exceeds this limit. Note that the current data transfer usage for each account is not updated in realtime.

  • Disk Space
    Indicates the current and maximum disk space utilization for this stream. Centova Cast automatically keeps track of the amount of disk space used by each stream, and will perform the actions defined in the server settings if a stream exceeds this limit. Note that the current disk space usage for each account is not updated in realtime.

Next to each account, Centova Cast also displays the following icons:

  • Login
    Represented by a yellow lightning bolt, this icon can be used to login to the account.

  • Edit
    Represented by a gray cog, this icon can be clicked to access the account editor.

Editing an Account

To edit an account, click on its username or click the gray cog icon next to its entry.

The account editor interface is described under User Account Settings for user accounts, and under Reseller Account Settings for reseller accounts.

Batch Operations

Centova Cast supports performing an action on multiple accounts simultaneously, known as "batch operation". To perform a batch operation, click the checkbox next to each of the accounts you want to operate on, and then click one of the buttons below the account list.

The following batch operation buttons are available:

  • Start
    Starts the streaming servers for the selected account(s).

  • Stop
    Stops the streaming servers for the selected account(s).

  • Suspend
    Suspends the selected account(s).

  • Unsuspend
    Unsuspends the selected account(s).

  • Delete
    Permanently deletes the selected account(s).

Searching, Filtering, Sorting

Searching

To display only the accounts whose username, title, or other basic information contain a specific keyword, enter your keyword in the Search ... box on the toolbar above the account list. The Search ... box can also be accessed by pressing the backslash (\) key on the keyboard.

Filtering

To filter the account list by other criteria, click the View button on the toolbar just above the account list. The following filter/search options are available:

  • By reseller
    Displays only accounts by the specified reseller.

  • By server
    Displays only accounts hosted on the specified server.

  • By streaming server type
    Displays only accounts using the specified streaming server type (eg: SHOUTcast DNAS v2, IceCast, etc.)

Sorting

To sort the account list by a specific set of criteria, click the View button on the toolbar just above the account list. Select your sort criteria from the Sort dropdown box.