Web hosting provider AHosting announced on Monday that it has launched new ClipBucket hosting plans, optimized for deploying YouTube-like video streaming sites.
According to AHosting, ClipBucket is an open source multimedia management script that offers video conversion, streaming and social tools. Its ClipBucket-optimized hosting solution was built on its FFmpeg hosting platform, which was built to offer the resources required for fast video conversions and low latency streaming.
AHosting’s ClipBucket hosting plans include one-click installation of ClipBucket, cPanel, 1000GB of bandwidth, 35GB of storage and a 99.9 percent uptime guarantee.
“Video is fast becoming the most popular content and communication medium on the web, but the leading video sharing sites place significant restrictions on what content is shared and how it is monetized,” AHosting’s VP of Customer Relations, Daniel Page said. “We built our optimized FFmpeg hosting platform and ClipBucket hosting plans because we wanted to provide a simple video sharing solution for clients who need complete control over their content.”
Video streaming sites come with their own challenges, and no one knows this better than Netflix. While Netflix operates on a huge scale, leveraging AWS, the challenges it has in buffering video and latency could apply to a smaller video streaming site. Opting for a web host with expertise in and a platform that supports video hosting specifically is the best bet for customers looking to host educational sites, corporate video portals, video sharing communities or personal video sharing sites.
ClipBucket includes a range of community-building and social media features, according to AHosting, including internal messaging for communication between users and an AJAX-based commenting and rating system.