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ShoutIRC.com FAQ

What kind of server/hosting do I need to run RadioBot?

If you have an always-on internet connection like DSL or Cable and a PC you can leave on 24/7 you can run it from home. Otherwise a VPS (Virtual Private Server) or Dedicated Server is highly recommended.

Due to the advanced nature of the bot shell/IRCd hosting services often don't have the libraries needed and may or may not install them. Also if you plan on using AutoDJ it will use more CPU power than an eggdrop or other bot and the shell company may not like that.

For tips on picking out a VPS or dedicated server, click here.

I'm starting a new radio station, do you have any tips?

Yes, click here to check out the Tips & Tricks section of our forum.

Can I get the bot to work with Instant Messaging services like Yahoo/MSN/AIM?

Yes, using the Pidgin plugin will allow the bot to instant message through it.

Can I get customized versions of RadioBot with special capabilities or no SHOUTcast/Icecast/sound server support at all?

Yes, we can provide customized versions of RadioBot with the price determined by the complexity of the modifications. Go to the Contact page to contact us for more information.

What if I want to cancel/return my license?

You can post a support ticket within 7 days of your order requesting a refund and we will be glad to accomodate you and cancel your license and refund your money on PayPal.

After 7 days, we can refund 50% of your payment up until 30 days, when refunds will no longer be given.

What platforms and operating systems does RadioBot run on?

RadioBot runs on Windows, Linux, and FreeBSD. Please note: the FreeBSD version does not support running the RadioBot Client. (although you can still connect to the bot with the client from Windows/Linux)

How can I make sure the bot is automatically started in case of reboots, an admin PMing it !die, etc.? (Linux/*BSD)

The easiest way is to make a cron job, you can find an example for RadioBot here.

Does the bot respond to any signals (SIGINT, SIGUSR1, etc.)? (Linux/*BSD)

SIGINT: Clean shutdown of the bot (this is the same as hitting Ctrl+C on Windows/Linux to shut down the bot)
SIGUSR1: Restart bot

What should I do if I have a feature request or idea for the bot?

You can post a Feature Request here.

Where can I find a list of commands or help configuring for RadioBot?

A command list and other help can be found on the Commands page.
Once the bot is running with the plugins you want, you can PM it !commands for a full command list.

How do I set up the AutoDJ MySQL Queue

Make sure you have set QueuePlugin ./plugins/adjq_mysql.so (or QueuePlugin .\plugins\adjq_mysql.dll for Win32).
Then set up your MySQL_Queue section as seen here.

RadioBot vde

RadioBot main pages
Main PageInstallationChangelogCommandsPluginsFAQConfigurationCreditsRemote ClientBuilt-In VariablesMulti Sound Server ModeUsername Character Restrictions
Auto DJ Pages
Auto DJ Main PageWebRequest SystemSchedulerMP3 EncoderVoice SupportMySQL Plugin