Podcasting Goals/Needs

Audience Size & Bandwidth Needs

Web Host Support Needs

Stats Needs

Ability to Customize Blog/Site

Blog Service

RSS Feed

Web Hosting/
File
Storage

Cost

Notes

Casual Hobbyist

Small

Minimal

None

Some

Blogger

Feedburner

Ourmedia

FREE

Uptime is not dependable and there is little support on Ourmedia as it is non-profit.

Your media cannot be copyrighted to post it on Ourmedia.† You have to use a Creative Commons license which allows certain uses of your media.

No stats

Hobbyist/
Small Business

Small to Medium

Basic

Basic

Some

Libsyn

Libsyn

Libsyn

$5-$30 per month

Libsyn gives you unmetered bandwidth and easy management of your blog & feed in one place. You can also register your own we b address for use with Libsyn.

The downside is that Libsyn has problems sometimes with downtime.† They are usually very responsive, though.

Your blog/site on Libsyn is somewhat customizable but there are limitations as to how much you can do with your design.

Serious Hobbyist/ Business

Medium to Large

Dependable

As Accurate as Possible

Lots of Customiz-ation Available

Wordpress

Wordpress

Powweb

or

Globat

$7+

per month

Wordpress is very flexible when it comes to the design of your blog.† This will give you the most control over the look/feel and operation of your site, yet it is still easy to update and publish your podcast with Wordpress.

Wordpress automatically creates your podcast feed for you and includes a number of other great features.

Powweb and Globat are both dependable web hosting services with excellent support.† You can get quick answers 24/7.† You can rest easy knowing your podcast is available 99.9% of the time

You donít get unmetered bandwidth.† That is the cost of having more support and dependability.† These hosting plans still provide with plenty of bandwidth for the serious hobbyist.† You can pay for more bandwidth if needed.