Why Host A Cam?
Have you tried to get your webcam Online with no luck, just pure frustration?
Or really don't even know where to start. This is why we are here. Host A Cam
has been working with Webcams for over 12 years. We will evaluate your situation
and what you are trying to achieve and offer the best webcam solution possible.
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Q: What is an IP Webcam
A: An IP Webcam is a
stand alone webcam with a small webserver built in. It streams its video through
the Internet connection. You access the webcam video either through a specific
IP address or through a members login on the HostACam website.
sure what you need? HostACam will find the right camera for your project. Just
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Is my Internet Connection Speed VERY Important?
Your Internet connection is VERY Important. Streaming video takes a better than
average upload Internet connection speed. Cable is best, DSL will work, but has
been known to be problematic. Your Internet speed will also determine the quality
of your webcam. Your picture may be good, but if you have a slow UPLOAD Internet
connection, you image/video will load slow. It will be herky jerky and not stream
like it should. You should have at least a 384K upload speed through your Internet
connection to stream one webcam nicely. The more webcams you stream at one time
the slower your webcam streams will be. i.e.: Say you have 4 webcams and want
to view them at one time, 4 streams up to the Internet at one time with a slow
connection will make the webcams look like still images. You must have a fast
upload speed for a faster moving stream. Contact your Internet provider to increase
your upload speed if problems persist.
What is a Static IP Address and is it important?
You should have a static IP when running webcams. An IP(Internet Protocol) Address
is like a phone number for your computer. However, most Internet providers give
you a DYNAMIC IP address automatically when you sign-up. This means, your IP address
can change whenever, usually when you restart your computer or router. When you
have a webcam you should have a static IP address, one that does not change. It
may cost a little extra month, but it keeps your camera up and online with no