Back in 2006 we built Podcast Generator, an open-source podcast publishing solution. In late 2000s, the development of Podcast Generator as a free software received a strong support from the community, including letters of interest from organizations all around the world.
In the past 14 years, Podcast Generator was downloaded over one million times, translated into 50 different languages, cited in several books and articles and it powered tens of thousands of shows, including some among the first educational podcasts in Europe and in the US.
Podcast Generator is still available today as a self-hosted solution. However, in the past years, the popularity and affordability of cloud storage and computation led to a commoditization of traditional hosting services and gave rise to a broad range of cloud-based solutions (also known as software as a service, or SaaS). These solutions are often cheaper than traditional services and they can save a significant amount of time to the end users since they do not require efforts for maintenance and upgrades, which are automatically performed by the provider.
A clear example of this cloud transformation is RSS.com. RSS.com is a world-class podcast publishing platform that was created with a clear goal in mind: remove all the technical aspects of podcast hosting and RSS feed generation to leverage the power of the cloud and allow users to focus on what really matters: creating great content for their audience.
RSS.com allows anyone to create their podcast show and upload their first episode for free. The service includes unlimited audio storage, real-time analytics, a free podcasting website, episode scheduling, social media integration, monetization via advertisements, and much more.
The pricing is among the lowest in the market ($99 for an annual plan, all features included), with educational plans starting at $4.99 per month and significant discounts for non-profit organizations and charities.
But most importantly, RSS.com is the best podcast hosting platform because customers love it:
Don’t just take our word for it, try RSS.com yourself. Your exclusive podcast RSS feed and first episode are 100% free. Kick the tires, upload your cover art, share your show on social networks, join podcast directories, and more without paying a dime.