What Is Self-Hosting?

Thursday, April 14, 2022

In today’s age, millions of videos are posted online via websites, apps, or even social media. In order for these videos to be viewed, they have to be hosted online. Hosting allows you to upload and store your video on a third-party website. Once your video has been uploaded to a third-party site, viewers can then watch the video on the host website directly (Ex: YouTube) or you can use an embed code to add the video directly to your website.

Common Video Hosting Platforms

Some common examples of common hosting platforms include Vimeo, YouTube, and Wistia. The viewing experience, analytics features, and compatibility with other software vary among these sites. You’ll want to take these factors into account when choosing which hosting platform is best for you. 

Benefits of Using a Video Hosting Platform

There are plenty of benefits of using a video hosting platform, including:

  • Simplifies the hosting process
  • Eliminates storage and bandwidth costs 
  • Improved viewer experience
  • Ability to use integrations
  • Increase accessibility

Hosting Interactive Videos with Mindstamp

Mindstamp is an interactive video platform that can use your existing video files from any number of sources, including Vimeo, Wistia, Kaltura, and more. You can use these videos in Mindstamp by simply copying and pasting the respective link to the video into Mindstamp and begin adding interactive features such as buttons, hotspots, questions, and more to increase video engagement.

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Start your 14-day free trial with Mindstamp’s interactive video platform to see how easy it is to use Mindstamp with Vimeo. Or, request a Mindstamp demo to schedule your personalized demo with one of our Mindstamp experts.

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