Podcasting Tutorial – Video 4: Web and Media Hosting

Your podcast needs a place to live! Today is all about finding the right web and media hosting. *** Take my Power-Up Podcasting course: .

In this video, we’ll cover everything you need to know about web hosting and media hosting for your podcast. I’ll help you understand why it's important to host your .mp3s for your podcast on a server other than your website's server.

You have some choices when it comes to a media host for your mp3 files, and I’ll cover the pros and cons of a couple of the main ones: Libsyn and Amazon S3. Then we’ll go over how to upload your episodes to your media host.

At the end you’ll have a clear picture of how your website, web host, and media host all connect to produce your podcast feed—the thing that lets people access your awesome podcast via apps like iTunes, Stitcher, and others.

This’ll put you in great shape to set up your feed and submit it so your podcast can go live!

This is the fourth in a series of 6 podcasting tutorial videos to help you get your podcast up and running, so make sure to watch the first 3 videos if you haven't already!

Note: The Zune podcast service was discontinued as of November 2015.

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Héctor Rodríguez - February 19, 2013 Reply

Thanks for you vídeos

Andrew Pyrah - March 18, 2013 Reply

You can use wordpress’s CMS and host it on your own server, which gives you full control but the ease of using their CMS. And thanks for the video – very helpful 🙂

Indo Canadian Christian Fellowship - March 31, 2013 Reply

I tried your promo code but it did not work.

Tim Moon - April 11, 2013 Reply

Hey Pat, I’m working on setting up my Libsyn account. But I’m wondering, did you change any of the settings in Libsyn like podcast title, add a description, upload the podcast artwork, etc.? Or is that not relevant for the feed that shows up in iTunes, all that comes from Powerpress, right?

Ko-Shin - June 18, 2013 Reply

I signed up and used your code – I really appreciate your help getting started!

Ko-Shin - June 18, 2013 Reply

Uploading my first podcast – its allllll about being IMPERFECT! therefore its not freaking perfect, but I am a great storyteller with useful life-changing messages so I am really excited to share my funny stories and revelations with the world! Let you know when its up! Thanks Pat, I couldn’t have done it without you!

Natalie J Evans - July 5, 2013 Reply

Outstanding Pat! I got it.. you have a gift of clarity. This was the segment I did not fully comprehend until listening and viewing this video. Thank you for your spirit!

Debbie Tudor - July 15, 2013 Reply

Thanks, Pat, for the video! I’m still using Talkshoe “FOR NOW”, but Bluehost for my WordPress org self hosting (per your recommendation). I will always order from your affiliate links, it is a small way to help pay you back for all your awesome help!

Ellory Wells - September 10, 2013 Reply

Pat, really loving this series! They’re extremely helpful and a great resource. I’m 1/2 way done!

Anna B. - September 25, 2013 Reply

would dropbox work as a media host?

Anthony Morlett - October 22, 2013 Reply

I wonder the same thing I will try it

Anna B. - October 22, 2013 Reply

I found out it does. HOWEVER, it has to be a public folder. Google Dropbox public folders and you should find a link to sign in and then create one. Then upload your mp3 to that folder and copy that link to add to your blogpost.

Anna B. - October 22, 2013 Reply

And btw, thanks pat! This was super helpful. I adapted some things to be freeloader friendly and I’m now an official podcaster!

Ant Welz - October 28, 2013 Reply

Spot On, just what I needed,I used your libsyn, coupon code too!

Project Passive TV - October 29, 2013 Reply

I used your SPI coupon without even knowing it existed haha i was just like hmmm I wonder if there’s a discount and now I’ve found it on this video lol

Jason Coleman - November 28, 2013 Reply

whats up with your audio quality? on this episode and the end of the previous one? maybe levelator?

Gamingoodz - April 28, 2014 Reply

I totally agree with your webhost choice I’ve known about bluehost for about 6 years now and they are great.

Jax Couture - August 28, 2014 Reply

Enjoying your videos a lot. Great job. I host a podcast and blog called AvA Live Radio about new music artists and entrepreneurs. This is super helpful.

PaceSetters Training - March 23, 2015 Reply

Hi Pat,
Great stuff as always!
What software are you using to be able to write on the screen as a whiteboard?
And what camera do you use, they are great quality, do you have extra lighting?

Pascal Stifani - Marquer Le Futur - August 15, 2016 Reply

1st Podcast published. Thanks Pat !

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