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You put a lot of effort into your videos. So when it comes to picking a video hosting service, you want to make a choice as smart as your content. It’s not just about sharing your videos. There’s also distribution, monetization, aggregation, engagement and scale to consider when choosing a video hosting platform.

So, how can you maximize your video content? Take a look at some of the most common questions we get about video hosting here at Endavo.

Video Hosting FAQs

What is hosting a video?

Video hosting allows you to upload a video online to a third-party server or cloud, where it’s stored for visitors who can view your video on the host’s website, on apps, or by publishing videos to your own website. YouTube is the most commonly used video host.

A video hosting service will store your video files, provide access to your videos, allow you to share your videos, and help you analyze your viewership. Video platforms are similar to many other cloud-based services.

How do I host a video online?

To host a video online, you must first choose a video hosting platform. Once your video hosting service account is set up, all you have to do is simply upload your videos and input descriptive text like titles and video descriptions. It’s really that simple!

How do I choose a video hosting service?

When you’re trying to choose your video hosting service, ask yourself the following questions.

  • Is content creation a hobby, a startup business, or full-time career?

If content creation is just a hobby, you may want o try a free video hosting platform. If you’re serious about content creation and use it to generate income, you may want to invest in a paid video hosting platform that offers additional features to help you build your business.

  • How important is custom branding?

If you want custom branding on your channel hub and videos, you’ll need to sign up for a paid video hosting service. If you don’t have a preference on whether or not your video are branded with the video hosting platform logo and player designs, opt for a free service.

  • Do you offer subscription services?

If you’re already offering SVOD or TVOD services, the premium video hosting platforms will offer more opportunities to generate revenue on your channel.

There are so many video platforms to choose from, it may take a few tries before you find the right one. Luckily, we offer a risk-free 30-day trial for creators to see just how special Endavo is. Start your trial now!

What is the best video hosting site for my content?

One of the most common questions we see in the video community is, “Where can I host videos besides YouTube?” While YouTube is the most well-known streaming platform, it’s not the right video hosting service for all creators—especially those who may need a little help with added features and functions. There are plenty of video hosting options for creators. But just because there are so many video platforms doesn’t mean they’re all equal.

That’s one of the reasons we started Endavo. With our OTT platform, you can take full control of your video content. If you’re looking to grow your brand or community, you need to do more than distribute videos to one platform. But that doesn’t mean you have to jump onto multiple platforms, and spend tons of money and time trying to manage content in many places. With Endavo it’s simple; you can distribute, monetize, and aggregate your content all in one place.

Can I host my videos for free?

At Endavo, we know that video production “grocery list” can get long—from cameras to lights to voiceover talent. That’s why we believe video hosting should be simple and cost-effective.

With Endavo Video Distribution Automation™, it’s simple to make an account, upload videos, and start building your community. Our intuitive platform even allows you to publish videos to your own OTT apps, Endavo’s partner networks, and more. In fact, we’ll also help you strategize monetization across platforms like Roku, Amazon FireTV, Facebook, and YouTube.

How can I make money on my videos?

One of the biggest perks of Endavo’s video hosting platform is the flexibility it provides creators like you. Take a look at our three revenue plans to see which option is best for you (right now, and when you reach those big goals!).

AVOD: Advertising Video On Demand

If you’re looking for a “free” option for your audience, AVOD is right for you. With this revenue option, your community will pay with time and attention— not money. In return for watching a couple of ads interspersed throughout your content, your fans will get unlimited content without spending a dime.

TVOD: Transactional Video On Demand

TVOD is the exact opposite of AVOD. Instead of watching ads, your viewers will pay for content upfront to enjoy ad-free streaming. If your video content is essential to your specific community, TVOD can be a profitable and simple revenue choice.

SVOD: Subscription Video On Demand

With SVOD, viewers can watch without limits. To take advantage of this option, your audience will set up a monthly or yearly plan to view content at a flat rate. And by choosing SVOD, you can leverage your videos to finance your next project!

How can I curate content for my community?

Once you upload your videos and build your channels, it’s time to package that content into an audience-friendly format. With Endavo’s aggregation workflows, you can curate content that’s just right for your community. That means your video content, content from your favorite creators, and more.

What features should I get?

Different creators have different needs. If you’re a budding content creator, you’ll probably want more features from your video hosting service than somebody exploring video content creation as a hobby.

At Endavo, we have a long list of video hosting features available to creators like you. Some of our favorites include live streaming, analytics, bulk uploading, mobile screen support, social sharing, brand overlay, closed captions, and TV apps.

Do I really need to know about analytics?

Analytics are invaluable to growing your brand and perfecting your content. Endavo provides you with both marketing and viewer analytics, helping you see which videos are grabbing attention and what’s not doing so hot. To give you a complete look, our analytics offerings include detailed content delivery and viewing statistics, performance and engagement data, media inventory status, engagement figures, syndication metrics, and revenue.

What other support does Endavo offer?

Along with Endavo’s many offerings, we give you access to branded networks like FOOTPRINT Network, THEA, and Binge Networks. Join these networks to connect with creators, open your network, and more. Looks like your community is already growing!

A lot goes into video hosting, but Endavo makes it easy. To get started, reach out to our team today! We can’t wait to see what you have in store for us—and all your fans.

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