With the introduction of Web 2.0 standards, websites are now completely different from what it used to be a few years ago. Each day, new ways of being interactive are being discovered and implemented with the help of a host of languages and APIs. Websites are now more collaborative, with users given the power to add content directly in the sites. Naturally, there have been a huge number of sites that offers video sharing and live streaming. Allowing video sharing makes it more engaging and interesting for the user to visit a site, which in turn gets converted into a huge traffic volume for the site.
The web admins of such video-sharing sites are now choosing FFmpeg hosting plans to meet their needs. FFmpeg is a free and open source software library containing tools and plug-ins that can convert video files from one format to the other, upload and stream video files. The use of this software library in the hosting server is termed as FFmpeg hosting. Most FFmpeg hosting providers have the software tools and plug-ins preinstalled in the servers. The servers should be fast and enhanced for video sharing purposes.
Video sharing websites take up a lot of bandwidth and also puts a lot of pressure on the server, so unless it is a new site with very less popularity, it is not wise to have a shared hosting plan. For a site, which is relatively famous, and has a good volume of visitors must go for an upgraded hosting plan. A virtual private server would actually help the cause for a high volume website.
There are few websites scripts that are required for enabling community video sharing. While a few of those scripts would be provided in the hosting plan, they have to be installed in the server to make use of them. This provides web admins with a great option, as the scripts can be installed and configured according to the desires of the admins. The scripts also enable admins to set such community websites with video-sharing capability in very short time. One such website script is PHP Motion, which is provided for free in most FFmpeg hosting plans.
There are lots of FFmpeg hosting providers who provide such services for a varied range of fees. Generally the amount lies between 50 US dollars to 250 US dollars. The additional service offered depends provider to provider, as some might offer automated installation of certain website scripts that enable video sharing.
The market of video sharing has just started moving towards its peak. There is a long way to go and in the future we are sure to see more and more sites coming with FFmpeg hosting.
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