It wasn’t too long ago that YouTube was synonymous with online video. I mean, YouTube was THE place to host videos, right? But times, they are a changin’, and there are new kids popping up on the block faster than you can say “Gangnam Style.”
First there was Vimeo and then Wistia (which we use here at WPMU DEV), and now a whole bunch more hosting services are helping ensure videos are shared 12 times more than links and text posts combined.
Hosting your videos externally is the best way to go it you want to ensure your site remains speedy and you don’t run into bandwidth issues. But as our in-house video expert Joshua Dailey explained in part one of this video series yesterday, it’s important to find a hosting option that not only meets your business’ current needs, but can and will meet your future needs.
So in this post, we review six popular video hosting services – Wistia, Vimeo, YouTube, Dailymotion, Sproutvideo and Vidyard – and scrutinize their price, usability, support, speed and features.