My name is Anthony and this is my first post on this site, looking forward to be a part of it.
So I run a videocast on uStream.com four days a week for two hours, and the ultimate goal was to become a video podcast. So after a few months of practicing we bought a hosting package and domain from FatCow.com as advised by a podcasting friend of ours who runs an audio podcast once a week.
"Any one will be fine, the cheaper the better..." He told us..
So we bought a 12-month package from fatcow.. and i spent a few days trying to figure out concrete5, wordpress, etc.. and I finally got our page to have some minor content, and an embeded ustream player/chat but I still couldn't figure out the podcast issue.
So after reading articles all over the web I found a podcast plugin for wordpress, and uploaded our show in .mp4 format, link it in a post, and it won't play..
I rename the file slightly and re-uploaded it twice more, and it didn't even appear..
so then i contacted tech support at fatcow and the tech informed me the the server space I purchased was not a "streaming server" and could not be used for a podcast and that I needed a VPN server. He then referred me to their sister site (iPower.com I think..?) where I could get 60GB for $89/Month..
So basically I guess my questions are:
Is this really my only option for hosting a video podcast where the files are 500MB in size 4 days a week?
Would this eliminate my need for uStream completely? Meaning, would I be able to stream from my server?
What all do I need for the VPN? VMWare? New hardware?
Is the site he referred to me a reasonable price? And at this price would it be easier to have/build my own server?
Thank you for your time in reading all this. I recently graduated with an AS in Computer Networking where we learned a bit about server configuration and maintenance but this is over my head.. lol
also the site is http://www.YMFRadio.com