This has been such a challenge – to find a podcast hosting service that’s reliable, business-like and responsive when things go wrong. So far, LibSyn has come out tops. We’ve tried Switchpod and Jellycast .
LibSyn seems to have a balance between infinite bandwidth at a sensible monthly price – $5; file upload that actually works; sensible management and archive of media files and a good support community. They’ve had some stats issues over the last couple of months which appear to be resolved now. Most recently, a change of servers resulted in most of our archived files (and some new ones!) downloading to the listener’s hard disk rather than playing. Not good from a podcasting point of view.
To their credit, LibSyn respond to support requests and, best of all, they use a Meebo chat widget so that when they’re on, you can actually report your issues in real time. That is the smartest of all their innovations, in my opinion, and the one that will keep me on board throughout the most trying technological problems.
If you’re looking for a grown-up, reliable podcast host, I’d certainly recommend them.