Self-hosting of RSS feeds

Do you want to have the greatest control over your podcast? Hosting its feed on your own server is the way to go!

He who controls the feed, controls the podcast.

—Someone at some point in time

RSS Blue

We will always let you redirect the feed and change hosting providers, but you don't have to take our word for it! From the start, you can host the feed on a domain that you own, while still serving the media files from RSS Blue.

1. Uploading the feed for the first time

Download your currently selected RSS feed here. You can now upload this file, named rss-feed.xml, to your own server. The URL path you store it at (e.g., will be the new location of your feed.

2. Configure the server

To serve the feed to the largest number of podcast indices and apps, ensure the following:

Validators like Podbase, Cast Feed Validator, and Livewire can help you ensure that your server is correctly configured. Just paste the URL of your feed (like and most common errors will be reported.

3. Redirect from RSS Blue

If the server is correctly configured, you can now redirect the feed from RSS Blue to your own server. You can set the new feed URL (like here.

4. Updating the feed

After redirecting the feed, two new buttons will appear in your dashboard:

Buttons in RSS Blue dashboard: 'Download' and 'Notify apps'.

Each time you make changes to your feed (e.g., publish a new song or episode), you will need to upload the updated feed to your server. You can use the “Download” button to download the updated feed from RSS Blue.

We use Podping to instantly notify apps and indices about feed changes. Once the feed is uploaded to your server, you can click the “Notify apps” button to send this notification. Apps and indices will then fetch the updated feed from your server and display the new content.