Maybe you’ve gone to web sites that provide video footage before and wondered how this site can provide this type of service. Or maybe you’re a company, a band, or some other group that wants to put videos up on their site for the world to enjoy.
For whatever reason, you must be interested in streaming video hosting. Of course, you should know a few facts about video hosting before you decide to add this service to your site.
Basically, streaming video hosting is a service that allows you to store video clips on special servers so that your clips can be streamed onto your existing web site for viewers to enjoy. Streaming video is being fed to the site while it is being viewed so there is no delay in viewing the video.
If you have clips that you want to share with visitors to your site via streaming, you’ll need a video hosting account in most cases.
Although you can almost always add videos to your web sites without these accounts, you won’t be able to provide streaming video. Instead, visitors will have to download the file. That takes times which most visitors are not going to be willing to spend, unfortunately.
Think about site visitors. Most of them are just browsing and don’t have the attention span required to actually download a file. Depending on the size of the file and their Internet connection speed, the download could take awhile.
With video hosting, however, you don’t have that problem. The video feed can be started immediately so you’ll have their attention throughout the clip.
Basically, you’ll need to purchase an account from a provider in much the same way you would purchase web hosting. Costs for these services vary so you would need to shop around to find the best packages available.
The price varies by the size of the data transfer you are going to need, as well as the amount of storage you are going to need for your storage of video clips.
If you want to choose a streaming video hosting service, one of the things you should pay attention to is your limit. Most of these accounts do have specific data transfer limits. When you go over that limit, you’ll be charged a specific fee for your overuse.
That means you definitely want to have some idea of how much data transfer you need before you choose a plan. Just as you don’t want to pay too much for data transfer amounts you don’t want, you don’t want to end up racking up fees for going over the limit.
You should also do some research on the streaming video hosting services you are considering. Make sure you pick one that would be a good choice for your needs.