A video hosting or video sharing service is a web hosting service where the video host provides a forum for people to upload videos to a website. The videos are kept on the video hosts servers so that others can visit the website and watch the videos.
“Video hosts have become incredibly popular as an opportunity for individuals to express themselves on the web if they do not wish to pay for their own personal web hosted domain.”
Video hosts have become incredibly popular as an opportunity for individuals to express themselves on the web if they do not wish to pay for their own personal web hosted domain. Since the video sharing websites are commonly known, uploaders of videos have a much better chance at having their videos actually viewed by a significant audience.
What are Some Popular Video Hosting Websites?
The most well known video hosting website is certainly YouTube. It became successful after a couple of short years and Google purchased it for 1.65 billion dollars in Google stock. According to YouTube, there are over 100 million videos watched every day on the video sharing site, with over 50,000 videos added each day and over 56 million videos hosted as of 2007. YouTube changed the history of new media, when it began hosting joint Presidential debates in 2007.
Another highly successful website with video hosting is Vimeo. Visitors can view the video content and post comments.
What Does Video Hosting Cost?
For sites like YouTube and Vimeo, all you need to do is register with the site to post videos. No payment is required. These sites make money through advertising that they put on the site.
What Else Is There to Know About Video Hosting?
There may be copyright infringement issues with posting videos that not created solely by the poster. In most cases, these videos are taken down and blocked from the site if there is a complaint by the copyright holder.