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    Before you launch your podcast, you must choose the right host. Libsyn and Blubrry are among the best podcast hosts on the market, but which one is the best for you? Also, is there a third option available?

    Libsyn: a historical figure with a not so user-friendly interface

    1408535982_libsyn-logo-638w(1).png.6c77c26ac6739429185b79a60b7f6092.pngLibsyn started in 2005. It is a dinosaur on the international market. They have become such a strong host that they have overcome all the challenges of the podcast industry.

    Yet, as many people confirm on the Internet, it is not such a user-friendly host 🥵. After you sign up, you need quite a while to figure out how the interface works. The features are not very intuitive, and the customers are sort of left alone in the wild.

    Pricewise, they are not great either – there is no free plan, the cheapest option costs $5 and only includes a 3-hour and 162mb storage, and it takes an extra $2 to have the stats 💸. The $15 plan includes a 6-hour and 324mb storage but basic statistical features, while the $20 plan, which is the most popular one, includes a 10-hour and 540mb storage as well as advanced stats. There are more expensive options, but no need to list them here, even more so as you will have to open a second account if you have several podcasts.

    Blubrry: a gadget-like Wordpress plug-in

    blubrry-podcasting.jpg.1df0c68987708e41507f50948b12a762.jpgBlubrry is one of the oldest American hosts. The interface is quite popular, and the price is okay – $10/month for 125mb without advanced stats, which are available for $17/month. As for the platform itself, it features a Wordpress plug-in through which you can manage your podcast directly from your website.

    The truth is that this plug-in is quite useless in fact. It even seems to bring you back to the early days of the Internet sometimes. Same goes for the interface, which might seem confusing for beginners, and for the audio players that are slightly outdated 👴.

    Podcastics: the best of both worlds

    Our main purpose is to offer you the best value for money in terms of podcast hosting. The Pro plan – the most popular one – costs $9.60/month and includes unlimited storage. The features are much more complete than Libsyn's and Blubrry's. Your website is customizable, ad-free and includes blog articles. You have access to the best stats on the market, sexy audio players as well as many other features designed to make things easier and help your podcast grow.

    You don’t believe us? Check by yourself! Try Podcastics for free for a month – no need to give us your credit card details! You can then compare Podcastics and its rivals and choose the best host for your podcast! If you have any questions, don't hesitate: our customer service will amaze you with its responsiveness.

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