> ⚠️ **Castopod Host is in alpha version**. It is still under heavy development
> and may not be 100% stable as new features are being worked on.
_Castopod Host_ is a free and open-source podcast hosting solution made for
podcasters who want engage and interact with their audience.
Create, upload, publish, interact with your followers and get comprehensive
audience measurements that respect your listeners privacy.
Whether you choose to install it on your own server or have it hosted by a
professional, all your data and analytics belong to you and you only!
You may find Castopod Host's source code on the
[original repository](https://code.podlibre.org/podlibre/castopod-host) or,
alternatively, on the
[github repository (mirror)](https://github.com/podlibre/castopod-host).
## Install / Update
To install or update Castopod Host on your PHP/MySQL server:
[Castopod Host's latest Package (zip or tar.gz)](https://code.podlibre.org/podlibre/castopod-host/-/releases):
- Follow one of the procedures on:
- [“How to **install** Castopod Host”](./INSTALL.md)
- or [“How to **update** Castopod Host”](./UPDATE.md)
You can check Castopod Host's documentation for
[setting up a development environment](./docs/setup-development.md).
Love Castopod Host and would like to help? Check out the
[contribution guidelines](./CONTRIBUTING.md) for this project, everything should
⚠️ Note that **any** contribution made on a repository other than
[the original repository](https://code.podlibre.org/podlibre/castopod-host) will
not be accepted.
You may reach us for help or ask any question you have on:
- [Discord](https://castopod.org/discord) (for direct interaction with
developers and the community)
Alternatively, you can follow us on social media platforms to get news about
- [podlibre.social](https://podlibre.social/@Castopod) (Mastodon instance)
[Castopod](https://nlnet.nl/project/Castopod/) was funded through the
[NGI0 Discovery](https://nlnet.nl/discovery/) Fund under grant agreement
The fund was established by NLnet with financial support from the European
Commission's [Next Generation Internet](https://www.ngi.eu/) programme, under
the aegis of DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology.