Podcasting Hosting & Services

Video and audio podcast files are normally hosted by a dedicated podcast hosting service. It is possible to host the files on your own hosting package, though your bandwidth costs will increase considerably and you could end up paying hundreds of dollars more every month than you need to. Therefore, it is better to host your podcast on a podcast hosting service.

Amazon S3

Amazon S3

Amazon offer inexpensive hosting through their S3 brand, which is why many podcasters are using it. On a monthly basis, they charge around $0.15 per GB of storage and $0.10 per GB of bandwidth. If you choose this option for your podcast, make sure you check out CloudBerry Explorer for managing your files.

BlogTalkRadio

BlogTalkRadio

An advanced podcast solution that allows you to set up your own live talk radio show in a matter of minutes. The cheapest package costs $39 per month and allows you a 2 hour show every single day.

Blubrry

Blubrry

A podcasting community that offers many tools and services for podcasters. Their WordPress plugin is used by many top podcasters to manage podcast syndication.

Blubrry Podcast Hosting

Blubrry Podcast Hosting

A solid podcast hosting solution that does not charge for bandwidth. They charge around $20 per month for each 250MB of storage you use per month.

Buzzsprout

Buzzsprout

A good podcast hosting solution that offers unlimited storage and unlimited bandwidth. Their medium package costs $18 per month and allows up to 6 new hours of podcasting every month.

Castmate

Castmate

A podcast hosting service that allows you to record using a toll free number or via your browser. Their $19.99 per month package is very competitive, offering 600MB of storage per month.

Cyber Ears

Cyber Ears

A podcasting community that offers hosting from only $4.95 per month. Their gold package costs $19.95 per month and features unlimited bandwidth and a whopping 10GB of storage. They also offer a 7 day free trial.

DJPod

DJPod

A podcast hosting service that is catered towards DJ’s (though anyone can use them). They offer advanced statistics and will automatically publish on iTunes for you. Their prices are very affordable too, with 20GB of storage only costing €8.99 per month.

Hipcast

Hipcast

A podcast hosting solution that has many great features such as an iPhone uploader app. Their most popular package costs $19.99 per month and offers 3GB of base storage and 1GB of additional storage every month. Bandwidth is not limited with most of their packages.

JellyCast

JellyCast

A UK-based podcast hosting company that famously hosted Ricky Gervais’s successful podcast. They charge £10 to set up your account but do not charge for hosting your file. Instead, they charge by how much bandwidth you use. Bandwidth smaller than 25GB per month is free, however costs can rise quickly once you break this limit.

Libsyn

Libsyn

One of the most popular podcast hosting solutions available online. Their $20 per month package offers 400MB of monthly storage, advanced statistics, and a smartphone app for managing your podcast.

Podbean

Podbean

A podcasting community that offers affordable podcast hosting packages. Their $19.95 Pro Gold package offers unlimited bandwidth, 500MB initial storage, and 500MB additional storage per month.

Podcast People

Podcast People

A professional podcast hosting solution. Their prices are quite expensive compared to other providers. Their $19.95 per month package is quite limiting with only 100MB storage per month. Their $29.95 is more reasonable, offering 500MB storage per month.

Podcast Revolution

Podcast Revolution

A complete podcast solution that offers unlimited bandwidth on all plans. Their $14.95 monthly package includes 1GB storage.

PodHoster

PodHoster

A straight forward hosting service that offers a free trial for one month. Their advanced package costs $19.95 per month and offers up to 1,000GB of storage.

PodOmatic

PodOmatic

A podcasting community that offers 2GB of storage and 100GB monthly bandwidth for $9.99 per month.

Podtrac

Podtrac

An advertising company that connects podcasters with suitable sponsors.

SoundCloud

SoundCloud

A popular community amongst musicians, SoundCloud allows you to upload unlimited audio files for only €9 per month.

Spreaker

Spreaker

An easy-to-use podcasting service that uses a professional looking dashboard. Their broadcaster package costs $19.99 per month allows 3 hours per broadcast and up to 500 hours of storage.

TalkShoe

TalkShoe

A community that offers live discussions for podcasts, talk shows, and conversations. The service is free to use, however many bloggers have reported connectivity problems.