Alitu Hosting FAQs
Updated over a week ago

What is Alitu Hosting?

Alitu hosting will give a home to your podcast. It will provide an RSS feed to submit your show to any directory and help listeners access your show easily.

What hosting tier do I need?

Alitu has 4 hosting tiers. The bottom tier (up to 1000 downloads a month) is free and included in your Alitu subscription. If you are just starting in podcasting then this is probably a good starting point for you. You can see our helpful hosting tier guide for more thought on this.

How do I get access to hosting?

Alitu hosting is included in your subscription up to 1,000 downloads a month. If you want to enable Alitu hosting, you can turn this on from your my account.

How many podcasts can I host in Alitu?

Only one podcast per account at the moment.

Do you provide statistics for my podcast?

Yes. You'll find your Statistics in the left-hand navigation after you have enabled Alitu hosting. For more information on our stats, you can read about it in Alitu Statistics Guide.

Can I import my podcast to Alitu from another host?

Yes, It should be a fairly straightforward process, but for more details we highly recommend reading our dedicated article on the steps involved, Importing my podcast to Alitu.

Please keep your previous hosting account open for 7-14 days during the migration in case of any issues.

How do I distribute to the popular directories (Apple/Spotify)?

This is straightforward if you have your hosting all setup. We have several articles that talk through how to submit your RSS feed to popular directories, Apple, Spotify Google, and others.

If your show is already in the directories, like Apple Podcasts, you do not need to re-submit the feed if you move your hosting to Alitu.

How long does it take for directories to accept my podcast?

It can take from a day up to 10 days for directories to review your podcast due to high demand or the manual process required for some directories. This is outside of Alitu's control, should you have any issues with the directories you will need to contact them directly.

How do I know if the directory(s) accepted my podcast?

Some directories send emails. If not, you can search for your podcast on the listening apps or check your directory dashboard.

Does Alitu provide me with a podcast website with hosting?

Yes! This comes as standard when you enable Alitu hosting. It will provide you with a presence on the web as some listeners may prefer to listen via the website. See our dedicated article on how to set up your Alitu website.

Do you have a player embed option?

Yes, you can grab the code of the episode player from your Publish page. It’s very simple at the moment and we hope to improve it soon. You can read more about it here.

What specifications should my podcast artwork be?

  • square in shape with the same dimensions on the length and width


  • 3000px x 3000px

Can you update your podcast artwork?

Yes! If you are hosting with Alitu then we have a step-by-step guide on how to do this. If you host with a third party you will need to contact them about this.

Can I use 3rd party analytics?

Alitu hosting provides hosting analytics in your Alitu dashboard.

However, you use a 3rd-party service - ie Chartable - to get even more detailed analytics.

  1. Navigate to 'Your Podcast Details'

  2. Scroll down to 'Stats URL prefix (Optional)'

  3. Past your 3rd-party URL prefix into the box

  4. Click 'Save Changes' at the bottom of the screen

That's it! Your 3rd-party tracking has been added to your Alitu RSS Feed.

Did this answer your question?