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Install Castopod in 5mn

Installing Castopod is pretty straighforward. You do not need advanced skills in server administration. Depending on the traffic you expect, you may choose a dedicated server, a virtual machine or even a shared hosting (as long as it runs php/mysql and allows to specify root folder).

Benjamin
Benjamin
Please note that Castopod is still under heavy development (in alpha version): it may not be 100% stable and some features are still being worked on.

We tested Castopod installation on an OVH Personal Hosting (~3.60€/mo) but it should work anywhere (with php-mysql).

  1. Download and unzip Castopod's bundle, then upload it to your server.
    castopod-install-01
  2. Modify your hosting parameters so that root folder points to Castopod's public/ subfolder.
    castopod-install-02
  3. Open your favorite web browser. Go to your website. Since Castopod is not configured yet, you should see an error, that's totally fine: Don't panic.
    Castopod-Installation-00
  4. Go to /cp-install page. Follow the instructions:
    Castopod-Installation-01
    Note: Use media base URL if you have a CDN for your audio files and/or an external analytics service.
  5. Enter database information.
    Castopod-Installation-02
  6. Select the cache system you want to use. (Redis and Memcached are faster but they require additionnal installation and are usually not available on personal hostings.)
    Castopod-Installation-03
  7. You are almost there, the database and its tables are now created. You just need to create a superadmin user.
    Castopod-Installation-04
  8. You may now connect to Castopod's admin…
    Castopod-Installation-05
  9. You are all set. Start podcasting!
    Castopod-Installation-06

To continue, create a podcast in 3mn with Castopod.

Castopod installable package is downloadable here:
castopod-1.0.0-alpha.31.zip
This Castopod package contains English 🇺🇸 and French 🇫🇷 versions.

Castopod source files are available here:
https://code.podlibre.org/podlibre/castopod/-/releases

Castopod ServerTips & Tricks

Benjamin

Podcasts, e-commerce & open-source. Father of Castopod. CEO of Ad Aures.