SHOUTcast servers running SHOUTcast 1.9.8 will display “Server Status: Server is currently down.” when no DJ is connected and streaming audio. Contrary to what the message would imply, the server is in fact online or “up” and ready to accept a connection from a DJ.
If a server is offline, the status page simply will not load. In this case, it's possible routine maintenance work is being performed or may indicate a more serious problem. In the event of such downtime, we strive to post updates on our facebook page.
If the server is online and a DJ is broadcasting, the status will read as “Server Status: Server is currently up and public.”