pros and cons of hosting video on wordpress site

Is it better to just upload a video to youtube and embed it or upload the video directly to the media gallery? I guess i'm asking are there any real advantages to hosting the video on wordpress itself?

  • Jerry Hepperle
    • The Incredible Code Injector

    I would suggest using vimeo if you chose not to self host.

    if you choose to self host be sure to have a non shared server for best speed or better yet use a CDN in conjunction.

    I have done both and see no major difference except the self hosted looks cleaner to me.

  • Sajid
    • DEV MAN’s Sidekick

    Hello cornelius_butler,
    Hope you are doing good today :slight_smile:

    One disadvantage of self hosted videos could be slow loading and playing on the site. Alternatively, youtube or vimeo videos play faster since they have faster server and techniques to server the videos.

    I personally recommend hosting videos on vimeo or youtube since it will save you lots of space and headache.

    Take care and have a nice day :slight_smile:

    Best Regards,
    Sajid - WPMU DEV Support

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