If you are looking to publish your own podcast, you’ll need space on a public web server to host your podcast files. When a user subscribes to your podcast feed, the episode files will be streamed from this server.
Where do you host the files? If you have signed up for a web hosting account, you can use the available space to host the podcast files else you may consider using Google Drive – it’s free, you can host both audio and video podcasts and there are no known bandwidth restrictions.
Podcast Hosting on Google Drive
Here’s how you can use Google Drive to host your podcast in two minutes.
We will first create a Podcast folder in Google Drive to store the podcast files and then make this folder public. Any podcast file that you upload to this folder will have a public URL that you can use in your Podcast XML feed.
- Click here and authorize the script to access to your Google Drive. The script will create a new public folder in your Google Drive.
- Open your Google Drive in the browser and upload one or more podcast files in this new Podcasts folder that you created in Step 1.
- Once the files have been uploaded, open that folder link in your browser (see example) and you should see a list of the uploaded podcasts.
- Right-click any podcast file (sample file) to copy its URL which you can then paste in your podcast RSS feed.
The podcasts will be served from googledrive.com.