This article is not for brand new podcasters setting up their first podcast with Alitu hosting. This is for podcasters who have been hosting elsewhere who want to move to Alitu.
Moving to a new podcast host involves several steps that must be done in order, to have the smoothest possible migration.
You'll need to set up your podcast here at Alitu
Then you'll import your episodes from your current host
Then download your final stats from the previous host
Once you're certain all of your episodes are here at Aitu, then redirect your feed to Alitu.
Not to worry, we are going to take this step by step.
Before you begin:
Some hosts limit the number of episodes that appear in your RSS feed. Make sure your host does not do this, so that all of your episodes will be moved to Alitu.
Locate a 3000 x 3000 .png or .jpg for your podcast artwork
Locate the podcast RSS feed for your current host
Moving your Podcast to Alitu:
In your Alitu dashboard, navigate to Settings >> Manage Hosting and be sure that you have selected Alitu as your podcast host:
Once connected with Alitu hosting, click on 'Your Podcast Details'
Fill in your podcast name and description. Then upload your podcast artwork.
Once your artwork has uploaded, then select up to 3 categories for your podcast, beginning with the most important category.
Fill in the rest of your podcast details including the language, creator's name and email, time zone, etc.
Once you've finished adding your details, click 'Save settings.
Next, if you want to use the free Alitu podcast website, visit the 'Podcast Website' settings.
Turn on the website feature by checking the box in front of 'Show my Alitu podcast website
Then enter a subdomain for your show. This subdomain will be followed by alitu.com so it will look something like this, https://subdomain.alitu.com where your actual subdomain will show in place of the word, subdomain.
It will take about 24 hours for your subdomain to become active, so please don't make any changes to this subdomain once you have set it or you will reset the clock.
Then, add your Copyright text, usually your name or the name of your company, and click, 'Save settings'.
Then start populating your links with the URLS for your Apple, Google, and Spotify pages.
You can continue filling in the social media links, as well as a link to your personal website if you like.
Now it's time to import your podcast episodes using your current host RSS feed
Navigate to the 'Distribution' section of your settings to customize how you want your show to be shared.
You will find your Podcast RSS feed here in this section. You can easily copy the RSS feed anytime you need it.
Please visit your Alitu RSS feed to confirm that all your podcast episodes have been imported
Once you've confirmed that all of your podcast episodes are in your Alitu hosting account, click the button to copy your Alitu RSS Feed and visit the dashboard of your current podcast host so you can redirect your feed to Alitu.
Redirecting your feed acts as a change-of-address and notifies the directories that your new podcast episodes will come from Alitu instead of your previous host.
Here is a guide on distributing your podcast to other directories
Note: If your podcast has already been submitted to Apple Podcasts and Spotify DO NOT click the buttons to submit them. These buttons are for first-time submissions only.
Note: You will only use the 'Redirect Podcast RSS Feed' if you are moving your podcast AWAY from Alitu. Otherwise, you can ignore this setting.
That's it! You have successfully migrated your podcast from your previous host to Alitu.
Before you cancel your previous podcast hosting account, please download your final analytics reports as analytics don't transfer from host to host.
Also, we recommend that you wait two weeks for the podcast redirect to notify all podcast directories that your show has moved before cancelling your previous hosting account.
We have lots of great articles on managing your Hosting with Alitu on our help desk. You can check these tutorials if you need any help, or just reach out to the support team using the chat button in the lower right corner of this screen.