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I'm in a situation. My podcast has been going on for a few months and big successful. However my webhost notices that I'm not using my audio files the way they want. I upload my episodes to Putfile.com but instead of giving me an *.mp3 link, they give me a page where my episode streams. So I've been digging into the code and taking out the real mp3 file, and it's worked until now. So now my episodes are undownloadable. I tried switching to another host that allows me to share the actual file, but it has very little bandwidth.
So does anyone know of a good web host with a good amount of space, lots of bandwidth, and allows file sharing?
I've use Libsyn (Libsyn.com) for my hosting without any problems. You get unlimited bandwidth, which takes away that worry, and the cost is only $5-10 per month. I point to it using Feedburner so that I can switch without losing anyone, though I don't think I'll be switching any time soon.
georgeIn reply to guest
We use [b]1and1.com[/b] for all of our web hosting (about 20 domains now). We've received good service on the professional packages, the rates are low, and reliability is excellent. Right now we're getting ready to upgrade our domains, as we've hit our bandwidth limits a few months in a row, and I would not think of switching hosts.
Regardless of who you go with, I recommend you compare hosts and their packages. Google "web hosts", and you should find at least a couple of sites that will help you with a side-by-side comparison. It's been a while since we had to do this, but I know last time we did it, the information was invaluable.
~ TiffanyIn reply to guest
Libsyn looks like a very good place and I'm bookmarking that for later. At this time, I'm looking for something free.In reply to guest
Well, I've seen discussions where free hosting is talked about and it never sounds good. Normally they'll want to place advertising around your podcast and you lose control in that respect. I've heard of more than one instance where the host went belly up, which means that your shows go away. It'd be a shame for you to get a whole bunch of subscribers then lose them.
The only decent free hosting available would be at Archive.org, where you can pretty much feel safe that your files will be safe. The problem with Archive.org is that you will not have access to stats. This means that you will have no clue whether you are reaching 100 or 1000 people.
IMO $5 per month should be affordable to pretty much everyone.
georgeIn reply to guest