Podcast Hosting Sites

Podcast Hosting Sites

Having your podcast on a podcast hosting site is important because it provides your podcast with its own home, and it allows you to distribute your podcast onto different podcasting platforms like Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Pandora, and so much more.

Top three podcast hosting sites

Buzzprout

Buzzsprout

Buzzsprout is one of the simplest podcast hosting sites any podcaster could ever use. It is super easy to navigate and very quick to set up.

Podbean

Podbean

Podbean offers new podcasters great plans with reasonable prices. They even have their own Android and iOS apps

Captivate

Captivate

Captivate is focused on helping its users grow their audience. According to them, they are ‘the only growth-oriented podcast host.’ Honestly, they do offer some amazing built-in features that live up to what they claim to be offering.

Let us mention more great podcast hosting sites and discuss what they and the top three podcast hosting platforms offer their users.

Buzzprout

Buzzsprout
  • The Free tier: With the free plan, you’re going to get 2 hours of audio every month. There could be some ads placed on your podcast. Be careful, though, cause your episodes will get deleted after 90 days of there upload date.
  • The $12 per month tier: With the $12 plan, you’re going to get 3 hours of audio every month. You will also get unlimited storage and a bandwidth of 250 GB. You can also upload more content for an extra fee of $4 per additional hour of content.
  • The $18 per month tier: With the $18 plan, you’re going to get 6 hours of audio every month. You will also get unlimited storage and a bandwidth of 250 GB. You can also upload more content for an extra fee of $3 per additional hour of content.
  • The $24 per month tier: With the $24 plan, you’re going to get 12 hours of audio every month. You will also get unlimited storage and a bandwidth of 250 GB. You can also upload more content for an extra fee of $2 per additional hour of content.

Pros of using Buzzsprout:

  • It allows you to distribute your podcast to many major podcasting directories efficiently.
  • It is very simple and easy to use.

Cons of using Buzzsprout

  • Be careful; your episodes will get deleted after 90 days of there upload date if you use their free tier.
  • The free tier provides you with a podcast page that lacks some options.

Podbean

Podbean
  • The Basic/ Free tier: With the free plan, you’re going to get 5 hours of audio every month. You will also receive a bandwidth of 100 GB every month and get access to basic player themes. 
  • The Unlimited Audio tier: With the Unlimited Audio plan, which costs $9 per month, you’re going to get unlimited audio storage space plus unlimited bandwidth. 
  • You will even be able to start monetizing your podcast via two different ad networks, get access to basic player customization, and also get to map a website under your domain name.
  • The Unlimited Plus tier: With the Unlimited plus plan, which costs $29 per month, you’re going to get unlimited audio storage space plus unlimited bandwidth plus full custom design options for the player.
  • You will even be able to monetize your podcast through the four different monetization platforms.
  • The Business tier: With the business plan, which costs $99 per month, you’re going to get unlimited audio storage space plus unlimited bandwidth plus full custom design options for the player.
  • You will even be able to monetize your podcast through the four different monetization platforms.
  • This is an excellent plan for enterprise podcasting because it allows you to have multiple admin access, a white-label podcasting app, and premium bandwidth.

Pros of using PodBean

  • Podbean is easy to use.
  • Podbean offers great monetization options.
  • Podbean users get a free subdomain and a website.
  • Podbean offers affordable plans.

Cons of using PodBean

  • Podbean users mostly only get basic website functions.

Captivate

Captivate
  • For $19 per month, you are going to get a bandwidth of 10,000 downloads every month.
  • For $49 per month, you are going to get a bandwidth of 50,000 downloads every month.
  • For $99 per month, you are to get a bandwidth of 120,000 downloads every month.

Pros of using Captivate

  • Captivate allows you to as many team members as you need, aka, there are no limits.
  • Captivate’s website and podcast player look great.
  • Captivate’s analytics are advanced, but still easy to read and understand
  • Captivate has built-in calls to action, which helps the users direct people anywhere they want.
  • Captivate offers its users with fantastic growth and productivity tools.
  • You pay according to how many downloads your podcast gets.

Transistor

Transistor

Pros of using Transistor

  • Transistor allows their users to host as many shows as they want.
  • Transistor offers its users fantastic podcast stats 
  • Transistor allows their users to add and manage their team members 
  • Transistor helps podcasters distribute their podcasts to Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, and Castro

Castos

Castos
  • The Audio Podcasting Tier: The Audio Podcasting plan costs $19 per month. You are going to get unlimited storage and episode uploads. However, you won’t be able to republish your podcast to YouTube.
  • The Audio Podcast with Republishing Tier: The Audio Podcast with Republishing plan costs $34 per month. You are going to get unlimited storage and episode uploads. Yow will also be able to republish your podcast to YouTube.
  • The Video Podcasting Tier: The Video Podcasting plan costs $49 per month. In addition to what you get in the Audio Podcast with Republishing plan, you also get to host video podcasts.

Pros: 

  • Castos is easy to use.
  • All of Castos’ tiers provide their users with unlimited storage.

Libsyn

Libsyn

Libsyn is one of the most popular hosting sites. It has existed since 2004, and both beginners and professional podcasters enjoy using it.

  • The Libsyn Classic 50 Tier: The Libsyn Classic 50 plan costs $5 per month. You are going to get 50 MB of audio storage every month. You are also going to get a podcast page and an HTML5 player. However, in order to get access to Libsyn’s basic statistics, that will cost you an extra fee of $2 every month.
  • The Libsyn Classic 250 Tier: The Libsyn Classic 250 plan costs $15 per month. You are going to get 250 MB of audio storage every month. You are also going to get a podcast page, an HTML5 player, and basic stats.
  • The Libsyn Advanced 400 Tier: The Libsyn Advanced 400 plan costs $20 per month. You are going to get 400 MB of audio storage every month. You are also going to get a podcast page, an HTML5 player, and advanced stats. You can also get 200 MB more in storage space and a custom app for an extra fee of $10 per month.
  • The Libsyn Advanced 800 Tier: The Libsyn Advanced 800 plan costs $40 per month. You are going to get 800 MB of storage space every month. You are also going to get a podcast page, an HTML5 player, advanced stats, and audio transcoding features.
  • The Libsyn Advanced 1500 Tier: The Libsyn Advanced 1500 plan costs $75 per month. You are going to get 1500 MB of storage space every month. You will also get monetization perks as well as access to advanced tools.
  • The Libsyn Advanced 3000 Tier: The Libsyn Advanced 3000 plan costs $150 per month. You will also get monetization perks as well as access to advanced tools.

Blubrry

blubrry
  • The Small Tier: The Small plan costs $12 per month. For that, you get 100MB of storage with no-fault overage, unlimited bandwidth, and web upload. However, you are only allowed to upload audio files and not video files.
  • The Medium Tier: The Medium plan costs $20 month. For that, you get 250MB of storage with no-fault overage, unlimited bandwidth, web upload. You can upload both audio and video file.
  • The Large Tier: The Large plan costs $40 month. For that, you get 500MB of storage with no-fault overage, unlimited bandwidth, web upload. You can upload both audio and video file.
  • The Extra Large Tier: The Large plan costs $80 month. For that, you get 1000MB of storage with no-fault overage, unlimited bandwidth, web upload. You can upload both audio and video file.
  • The Professional Tier: You must contact Blubrry to the cost of the Professional plan. For that, you get unlimited storage, unlimited bandwidth, web upload/ FTP, and commercial podcats. You can upload both audio and video file.

Pros of Blubrry

  • Blubrry users can easily integrate with Blubrry’s PowerPress plugin for WordPress with their WordPress site.
  • Blubrry’s users get access to advanced industry-leading statistics for free with their hosting plan
  • Blubrry’s “no-fault” overage allows users to upload a bit more than their monthly limit without being charged anything extra.