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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    20 Responses to Podcasting Tutorial – Video 4: Web and Media Hosting

    1. Matt Petrowsky December 20, 2012 at 10:30 pm #

      Oh, and if you don’t want to use Photoshop for the “whiteboard” background or can’t afford it, then try Desktop Curtain. It will show any background image and can hide all icons on the desktop.

    2. Matthew Miller December 24, 2012 at 2:11 am #

      oh, so you took a snapshot of that ScreenImage and imported into PS? Then took that PS canvas into your recording area of Screenflow?

    3. Paul H. January 12, 2013 at 11:49 pm #

      Your videos are SO helpful! I have to produce podcasts now at work, and you have brought my anxiety level way down 🙂

    4. Héctor Rodríguez February 19, 2013 at 3:07 am #

      Thanks for you vídeos

    5. Andrew Pyrah March 18, 2013 at 5:47 pm #

      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 🙂

    6. Indo Canadian Christian Fellowship March 31, 2013 at 9:40 pm #

      I tried your promo code but it did not work.

    7. Tim Moon April 11, 2013 at 8:52 pm #

      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?

    8. Ko-Shin June 18, 2013 at 6:44 pm #

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

    9. Ko-Shin June 18, 2013 at 6:52 pm #

      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!

    10. Natalie J Evans July 5, 2013 at 3:40 pm #

      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!

    11. Debbie Tudor July 15, 2013 at 4:48 am #

      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!

    12. Ellory Wells September 10, 2013 at 2:02 pm #

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

    13. Anna B. September 25, 2013 at 5:51 pm #

      would dropbox work as a media host?

    14. Anthony Morlett October 22, 2013 at 2:33 am #

      I wonder the same thing I will try it

    15. Anna B. October 22, 2013 at 3:26 am #

      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.

    16. Anna B. October 22, 2013 at 3:27 am #

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

    17. Ant Welz October 28, 2013 at 7:59 am #

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

    18. Project Passive TV October 29, 2013 at 2:34 pm #

      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

    19. Jax Couture August 28, 2014 at 1:45 am #

      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.

    20. Pascal Stifani - Marquer Le Futur August 15, 2016 at 4:58 pm #

      1st Podcast published. Thanks Pat !

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