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I have been podcasting on and off for 5 years now and during that time I realized that one of the biggest hurdles to a good long term show was the hosting costs. Many hosting providers offer services ranging from $5-$75 a month depending on features. This adds up over the lifetime of a show, very much like owning a boat. While a lot of content creators struggle with maintaining a fresh consistent show, in the end typically money is the death nail of all good projects. There is nothing sadder than seeing a show in iTunes where the back end hosting has expired.
After the first few years of podcasting I realized that there are shows worth saving. There were several shows that were so well produced that I ended up saving them and revisiting them more than once. Overtime I had entire hard drives filled with interesting shows that eventually dropped off iTunes. I started self hosting these shows internally in my house in the form of a simple Plex server, but it wasn’t until I made my new show XPQuest that it struck me: why not just host all these old shows for others to enjoy again? Continue reading “Calling all podcast creators – Need hosting?”