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Self-Hosted Licenses

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Hourly License
(Pay As You Go)
$0.09Per Instance Per Hour
  • Best For: Newbies to Heroes
  • No Upfront Cost
  • 100 Hours Free, Every Month
  • Scale Your Instances Freely
  • Usage-Based Auto Discount
  • Standard Support
Monthly License
 
$89Per Instance Per Month
  • Best For: Professionals
  • Pay Less With Upfront Payment
  • Fixed Cost
  • Monthly Billing
  • Standard Support
Annual License
 
$69Per Instance Per Month
  • Best For: Professionals
  • Save Up to %50
  • Pay Less With Upfront Payment
  • Fixed Cost
  • Annual Billing
  • Standard Support
Perpetual License
 
$1999Per Instance
  • Best For: Enterprises
  • Discounted Price
  • Pay Less With Upfront Payment
  • Fixed Cost
  • Lifetime Usage
  • Free Standard Support For First Year
  • Standard Support: $299/Year

Why Ant Media

Real-time streaming engine delivers content to millions in 0.5 seconds latency.
Ant Media Server supports WebRTC, CMAF, HLS, RTMP, RTSP, SRT and more for your critical business streaming needs.

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No Hidden Cost
The price you see is absolutely the final price for you. We don’t bother you with unwanted and sudden payments.
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Streaming Experts and Engineers
No need to pay for anything in advance. Just get started and only pay for your server uptime. You’ll have access to Ant Media Server SDKs, and everything else by signing up with zero upfront cost.
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AMS Qualified Customer Services
Our streaming experts is always be with you whenever you need. Never walk alone.
Inexpensive invesment to development

Reduce your unstable and recurring development cost.

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Win-Win Collaboration
From the moment AMS is used, you’re starting to create flawless streaming engine and tailor made brand for your audience.
Quick integration with RESTful and OpenSource SDK
Integration with Streaming Projects and Media Server should be easy and quick. Ant Media Server provides a strong RESTful API and Open Source SDKs to realize this.

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Starting from $0.29/hr

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Starting from $0.39/hr

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Bring Your Own License

Free $100/60-day credit

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Starting from $0.49/hr

Notes

  • AWS and Azure provides auto scaling which means you can decrease origin and edge instances cost by enabling auto scaling. Keep in mind that calculation above shows the effective hours. E.g. If you just broadcast for one hour in a day, you can close the instances manually(or auto scaling) to cut the cost.
  • AWS and Azure Marketplaces provides hourly licensing. You can do all your operations through AWS and Azure Marketplaces
  • If you use Digital Ocean or OVH, you should get your license from antmedia.io. You can choose between the Ant Media hourly license or the Monthly, Annual and Extended licenses.
  • In a cluster configuration, a Load Balancer and a MongoDB Server will be required which are not included in the cost estimates.

Disclaimer

Estimated costs above does not guarantee anything. No responsibility taken if cloud provider charges more than the estimated cost.

Frequently Asked Questions

Ant Media Server

Ant Media Server is a media server software that provides real-time, live, and on-demand-based video streaming capabilities for any application that requires it.
Ant Media Server provides Community and Enterprise Editions that come with different feature sets. Please look here for more details.

Ant Media Server Community Edition is free and comes with limited functions. Please check the comparison table here.

Ant Media Server Enterprise Edition is a paid version and contains all advanced features. It has subscription-based packages and also provides a Perpetual License as well for the use of Ant Media Server.

Subscription-based packages are offered in a periodical time of renewal which is hourly, monthly, and yearly.  A perpetual license is offered with unlimited use. Please check the pricing table here.

In addition, Enterprise Edition is also offered with Pay As You Go (PAYG) based subscription model and it’s only charged per hour when it’s up and running. Please look here for more details about PAYG based model.

The subscription-based licenses come with auto-renewal capability and your license is automatically renewed for predefined periods such as monthly, yearly, and triannually to use Ant Media Server.

A Perpetual license is a one-time license and comes with an unlimited period of use. However, if you want to get the benefit of Software Upgrades, you should subscribe to the Software Upgrade package after 1 year and regularly if you prefer.

The cluster license of Ant Media Server allows more than one Enterprise Edition to work in a synchronized way based on the structure of the origin and edge servers. It also enables auto scalability of Ant Media Server.
No. There is no additional price added on top of license fees.
Yes. You can easily scale Ant Media Server in horizontal or vertical mode. You can add more CPUs on the existing server or more instances of Enterprise Edition to reach a higher capacity.

Yes. You can easily set up and configure Ant Media in autoscale mode.

If you are using on-premise servers, you can use Kubernetes to set up that easily.

If you are using Marketplace Servers such as AWS or Azure or Alibaba, you could easily set up an autoscale configuration to add a new node when any server is overloaded.

Ant Media Server Enterprise Edition is licensed per server. Therefore, if you will utilize 3 servers, then you will have to purchase 3 Enterprise Edition licenses.

The license itself does not limit any number of viewers or broadcasters, therefore you can use any type of server to have the streaming capacity you plan to.

Plus, you can get free mobile SDKs for Android, iOS, RN, Flutter, and Unity platforms when you purchase the license.

Ant Media Server comes with a benchmark table that you can always refer to find out what type of hardware you will need to handle your streaming needs.

According to benchmarking table of Ant Media Server

  • On 4 Core CPU Server, you can have either 50 broadcasts or 200 viewers
  • On 8 Core CPU Server, you can have either 100 broadcasts or 400 viewers
  • On 16 Core CPU Server, you can have either 200 broadcasts or 800 viewers
  • On 32 Core CPU Server, you can have either 400 broadcasts or 2000 viewers

For the memory size starting with 8GB of memory should be fine. However, if you select 8 Core or above, you should consider having 16GB of memory available.

Yes. Ant Media Server interacts in periodical time periods with its License Manager distributed worldwide to ensure that the license is being used and active. In case you have no Internet access, the license key will not be validated and your server will not run.

No. Ant Media Server is not provided as SaaS platform. It’s a standalone software that you will need to install and start using in order to provide real-time and live video streaming sessions.
Yes, definitely. Ant Media Server enables any user to build an Online Video Platform to provide SaaS-based video streaming services.
Yes, definitely. Ant Media Server enables any Datacenter or company to provide hosted video streaming solutions.

Ant Media Server provides robust Rest APIs and various SDKs to enable external applications to control and manage Ant Media Server remotely.

Ant Media Server supports 0.5 secs. latency if you are using WebRTC protocol.  However, if you use DASH, you can have 3-5 secs. latency and if you use HLS, you have 10-12 secs. latency.

Ant Media Server supports RTMPRTSPWebRTC, and SRT for ingesting any video sources.

Ant Media Server supports WebRTCDASH(CMAF), and HLS protocols to deliver the streaming sessions. In addition, RTMP output is also provided for streaming purposes to any endpoint including Social Media.
Ant Media Server supports H.264, H.265, and VP8 codes for the live streaming sessions. For VoD (Video On Demand), MP4 and HLS formats are also supported.
Yes, you can record any video sessions on Ant Media Server. Recording formats are MP4, WebM, and HLS. It can be recorded in any local or remote storage or even AWS S3 with auto integration.