Video Hosting- Video Sharing
Video Hosting is a service by which individual can upload video content to share or place on a website. Users normally upload through hosting service websites and mobile/desktop applications.
User can upload any kind of video or anything from short video clips to full length movies. The video is then stored by video host on its server and show the individual different types of embed codes or links to allow others to view this video. The website that is mainly used as the video hosting website, is normally called the video sharing website.
Purpose of video hosting
The purpose of video hosting was
1) To save on bandwidth and also hosting costs, often eliminating costs entirely.
2) To create a common place.
3) To make an experience, where uploading a video and streaming or embedding would normally require advanced programming knowledge. It can now be achieved through a web browser with a little programming experience.
The first internet video hosting site was shareyourworld.com. Like the other modern hosting service s, this allowed users to upload clips and full videos in different file formats. This service was founded by Chase Norlin in 1997 and it was in the work till 2001 , where it closed due to budget and bandwidth problems.
Video Hosting services
Video hosting services are nothing but the websites or software which allows users to upload or distribute their video clips .
Video hosting services can be categorised as : User generated video sharing websites, video sharing platform / white label providers and web based video editing.
Advantages of Video hosting
A video hosting service let a person to upload a video to the servers and it is kept either indefinitely or for a stated period of time.
There are many advantages of video hosting , but its primary advantage is that the user does not have to maintain his or her own servers to share videos.
Having one’s own servers is normally not expensive, but it normally requires a monthly fee. And also if a lot of videos are uploaded or if the files are especially large in size and in quality of the video, video hosting can be costly if done without a hosting company because it would be supported by ads.