Video Hosting Features
There are multiple video hosting budget providers that advertise unlimited space and bandwidth for a few dollars.
The secret behind budget host offers is hosting hundreds of sites on a server and hidden terms and practices. In example:
- processing limitations that kill demanding processes like video conversion for bigger files
- space limitations that apply for video / file sharing sites as exception to “unlimited space”, in hidden terms
- restrictive resource limitations that slows your site as soon as it begins to have some traffic
- shared bandwidth on 10Mbps or 100 Mbps shared connection for hundreds of sites where you will not be able to use much of the “unlimited” bandwidth
- blacklisting in search engines and mail servers, because often you find your site on same IP address with a spammer or other site engaged in malicious activities
Our main business is live video streaming software and we provide realistic hosting plans where our client sites can fully work and perform. All our plans are premium, with advanced functionality, on powerful servers and networks that host a limited number of premium sites.
Plans we provide use High Speed Networks streaming oriented infrastructure on 1000Mbps servers in high speed datacenter networks with multiple backbone connections totalling thousands of Gbps bandwidth capacity.
1000Mbps connection means 10 times more users can watch videos simultaneously than on regular 100Mbps servers, without performance and reliability issues.
Servers are located in North America and provide low latency high speed transfers worldwide. To evaluate check our live demos.
These plans provide more transfer at higher speed and better price than top video hosting providers for business.
This is a basic requirement for such video hosting solution, demanded for generating snapshots, retrieving information, converting videos to mobile formats.
Includes recent FFMPEG from SVN with basic and main codecs for portability and common web formats: x264, speex, nellymoser, theora, mp3lame, vorbis, ogg, faac, faad2, xvid.
FFMPEG is installed, configured and updated when necessary by our administrators for everything to work smoothly.
CPanel is most popular web hosting management control panel to manage http, mysql, email, ftp.
We also provide Softaculous or Fantastico Deluxe for automated installation for a wide range of scripts including Joomla, WordPress, Drupal, Elgg, Dolphin, various classifieds/support desk/gallery/forum/shopping cart scripts.
CPanel and Softaculos also involve additional costs ($30/month or more) when setting up your own servers. With our plans these are included.
A server administrator is not required to setup and manage the server side configuration as this service is included.
Our staff installs, configures and manages streaming server (if included with plan). Our staff provides turnkey RTMP address, streams folder address, HLS url and everything required for full solution functionality.
Also FFMPEG is installed, configured with necessary codecs and updates as needed.
Such services usually require hundreds of dollars for setup and administration subscriptions that are not required for our plans.
Additionally, as we provide complete solutions, our developers can also assist with setting up the site and developing plugins and tools that use all hosting features.
This feature is available with streaming hosting (VideoWhisper Wowza and Red5 plans or dedicated servers).
Unlimited RTMP Connections hosting on Wowza Streaming Engine / Media Server RTMP hosting.
Such service usually requires setting up a dedicated server and Wowza license that’s $95/month.
Can use as much bandwidth as available per plan and there are no software limitations for the number of simultaneous connections.
Real Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP) is a protocol for streaming audio, video and data over the Internet, between Adobe based players and a server.
Using RTMP, playback is done without direct HTTP access to full video file.
RTMP server and applications are installed and configured by our administrators.
This feature is provided by plans with Wowza Streaming Engine.
HTTP Live Streaming (or HLS) is an adaptive streaming communications protocol created by Apple to communicate with iOS and Apple TV devices and desktops.
HLS can distribute both live and on-demand files and is the sole technology available for adaptively streaming to Apple devices, which is an increasingly important target segment to streaming publishers.
Using HLS, playback is done without direct HTTP access to full video file, similar to RTMP playback.
Running your own Wowza requires a dedicated server, experienced administrator and $95/month Wowza Streaming Engine license.
Having a dedicated IP for your site allows installing your own SSL certificate to enable site users to securely access via HTTPS.
Also having your own IP prevents abuse issues due to other sites and users like on shared IPs. On budget hosts you never know when you end sharing same internet address with a spammer or hacker site which can result in blacklisting your site in various search engines, mail servers, browsers and networks.
Number of IPv4 addresses is limited and most are already in use. As most data center limit number of IPs per server, budget providers are not usually able to allocate an IP for each site because they host hundreds of sites on same server. Most providers charge extra for a dedicated site IP to limit usage or don’t allow it at all.
Because our servers host a limited number of premium accounts, all plans include dedicated IPs.
Due to high speed and monthly transfer streaming requirements (video sites usually need to handle Tb of transfer per month), video hosting tends to be much more expensive than regular web hosting that can use budget servers/connections/networks.
With these plans you get 25% to 75% more value compared to best video hosting providers for business.
Most popular video hosting providers demand $500-$900/month for 5Tb/month transfer while you can get this value with $250/month with plans below.
- 100 GB Storage
- 2000Gb + 1000Gb Transfer
- Affordable Development
- 1000 Mbps Shared
- 300 GB Storage
- 6000Gb + 3000Gb Transfer
- New Sites
- 1000 Mbps Shared
Dedicated C1 Red5$250 monthly
- from $225/month
- 2 x 2000 GB SoftRaid 0/1
- Unlimited Bandwidth, No DMCA
- 32GB RAM Memory
- Dedicated 1000Mbps Server
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Estimate the length of your project: due to setup costs involved and possibility to obtain discounts from datacenters for longer contracts, a longer billing interval (minimum contract duration) means lower price per month. We recommend evaluating with the monthly plans and then switching to 1 or 2 year plans depending on project estimation.