# Install AzuraCast
AzuraCast is server-based software that is installed on a VPS, dedicated server or other computer and serves both your station broadcasts and its own web interface through the server's network connection.
# Ready-To-Go Installs
The easiest way to get started with AzuraCast is to create a new VPS with one of our supported partners:
You can also install AzuraCast yourself on most server hardware and most computers running Linux.
Installing AzuraCast yourself requires a basic understanding of the Linux shell/terminal environment, as well as root (or "sudo") access to the computer you're installing AzuraCast on.
# Docker Installation (Recommended)
For a majority of users, our Docker installation method is the preferred way of installing and using AzuraCast:
# Other Installation Methods
Most servers and hosting providers support Docker without any issues. If your provider does not, or if you are using unique hardware, see the other guides below: