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Re: [podcasters] Time to give libsyn the heave-ho?

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  • Cliff Ravenscraft
    I m responding to the message quoted below regarding libsyn. I ve been podcasting since December of 2005 and I have three $50 per month accounts with Libsyn
    Message 1 of 7 , Dec 17, 2008
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      I'm responding to the message quoted below regarding libsyn.

      I've been podcasting since December of 2005 and I have three $50 per month
      accounts with Libsyn with over 1,250 podcast episodes online. When I first
      started with them, they were about the only source out there for unlimited
      bandwidth. Within the first five months with them, they did have an
      occasional issue where files would not be delivered due to a technical
      issue. In all honesty, the company was two or three guys at the time just
      learning how to make all this stuff scale.

      Since those days, I've experience almost NO issues on file delivery
      whatsoever! Recently, about two weeks ago, they had to VERY BRIEF
      outages... I produce more than 20 podcasts and have a network where people
      pay me monthly for my shows. As soon as the outage occurred, I started
      receiving emails from my paying subscribers. I contacted support and I was
      back up and running within 20 minutes each of those two times.

      Just in case any new podcasters are in this group ... I just wanted to throw
      in my vote of confidence in Libsyn!

      I'm sure many of the other services mentioned are great.. I personally love
      the folks over at Raw Voice.. I was just using libsyn for many months before
      I met them.


      On Sat, Dec 6, 2008 at 10:28 PM, Martin McKeay <Martin@...> wrote:

      > On the other hand, I've been with Libsyn for over 3 years now, I have
      > 150+
      > podcasts on their site, and I haven't heard of any one who's got enough
      > better of a record to make it worth my while to switch. I wish you luck
      > with HostGator, but I wouldn't take your friend's word as far as the
      > bandwidth throttling, unless he happens to be the CEO of the company.
      > Bottom line is, you're going to have issues, no matter where you host your
      > podcast. It's the nature of the beast. I won't say Libsyn's been perfect,
      > but they usually fix their problems in a relatively timely manner. Your
      > mileage will vary of course.
      > Martin
      > Martin McKeay, CISSP, GSNA, QSA
      > Host of the Network Security Blog <http://www.mckeay.net>
      > and the Network Security Podcast <http://netsecpodcast.com>
      > Email: martin@... <martin%40mckeay.net>
      > YIM: mmckeay@... <mmckeay%40yahoo.com>
      > TwitterID: mckeay
      > (W) 707-495-7926
      > > Behalf Of urbanskypodcast
      > > Sent: Saturday, December 06, 2008 10:48 AM
      > > To: podcasters@yahoogroups.com <podcasters%40yahoogroups.com>
      > > Subject: [podcasters] Time to give libsyn the heave-ho?
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > I'm thinking about hosting my podcasts elsewhere. I uploaded a new
      > > episode last night and a friend of mine tried to download it this
      > > morning and wasn't successful.
      > >
      > > I even tried downloading it and had trouble.
      > >
      > > This is not the first time libsyn has given me problems - in the past
      > > I have seen inaccurate stats, site down for extended periods,
      > > corrupted files, and even slow uploads and downloads.
      > >
      > > Can anyone suggest a hosting site that offers better performance and
      > > high traffic levels? I don't care if it's a pay site or free.
      > >
      > > Thanks.

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