Wowza Media Server is the high-performance, high-value unified streaming media and video software. It is used for live or on-demand streaming to websites, computers, mobile devices and IPTV/OTT endpoints.
[alert style="info"]Wowza isn’t a free software, however they offer limited developer licences and free trial licences for 30 days.[/alert]
This tutorial will show how to install and configure Wowza 3.5.x on a CentOS-based dedicated server or VPS.
Get Wowza (before copy-pasting the following command be sure to check for the latest version available on their website)
Make sure the file you’ve downloaded is executable
chmod +x WowzaMediaServer-3.5.2.rpm.bin
Start the installation
Read the on-screen instructions carefully.
Most likely, you don’t yet have Java installed if it’s a fresh CentOS installation. No worries, yum will do this for you
yum install java*
[alert]Do not omit the asterisk sign in the above command. It ensures that yum will install all necessary Java packages[/alert]
Navigate to Wowza installation directory and run the startup script
cd /usr/local/WowzaMediaServer/bin/ ./starup.sh
Enter your license key when requested. Get the one here.
That’s it, now you’ve got Wowza Media Server up and running on your CentOS server.
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