How to choose the right hosting service for a video website
Choosing the perfect web hosting service is honestly not an easy task. Nowadays there are literally thousands of them to go through, with almost 90% of them being identical, which makes it even harder to choose from. So there are a few decisive factors which have to be met by the hosting service, for you to choose the right one.
1. Analyze the disk space provided:
There can be nothing more important than the disk space for a video website. Everybody knows that videos take up a ton of space depending on their quality, and people who visit these sites only go for high quality videos. So that means the videos uploaded should be of high quality and that directly leads to the videos taking up loads of space.
2. Bandwidth, what is it and why should it be huge?
Meaning, the bandwidth provided should be strong enough to withstand traffic. Ok, basically a bandwidth is a virtual road that can hold thousands of virtual cars, in this case the viewers. If the road is not wide or strong enough, it may cause a traffic jam or even worse break and fall apart. So wide road more cars, wide bandwidth more viewers/hits.
3. Is FTP access provided?
FTP is a software that is used to upload videos to the website without logging into the account each and every time you want to upload a video. Now most of the hosting websites are providing this service, but it's never wrong to be sure right?
4. Customer Service is extremely important
It's always a good thing to find a host service that provides first-rate customer service. Ken from design2work.net suggests that you send them an email and see how quickly they response to it to determine this factor. Try to find a host who can provide it 24x7, so that any viewer problems or hosting problems can be solved ASAP. Checking for hosts who can provide all these can be considered a right host for a video website.