Compare Video Hosting for Business

Compare and review top video hosting providers for business (host video ads, pay per view videos, restricted access video on demand, big videos/documentaries/movies/series, adult videos, own player with own ads and/or access control).

High volume providers with plans that can handle at least 5000 Gb transfer per month were considered.

Monthly Transfer Price Comparison

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;Wistia;Vzaar;Cincopa;VideoWhisper;VideoShareVOD

1 Tb;$300;$200;$249.95;$50*;$20

5 Tb;$750;$500;$900;$100;$100

15 Tb;$1500;-;$2700;$200;$200**

50 Tb;$3000;-;-;$250;$250**

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*Entry plan for VideoWhisper comes with 2Tb/month.
**VideoShareVOD provides dynamic VOD hosting as multiples of the $20/mo plan. For higher volume than 5 units it’s more affordable to take the higher VideoWhisper hosting options.

Yearly Transfer Price Comparison

Some providers have better deals for plans paid yearly:

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;Vzaar;VideoWhisper

1 Tb/mo;$1920/y;$400/y

5 Tb/mo;$4800/y;$1000/y

15 Tb/mo;-;$2000/y

50 Tb/mo;-;$3500/y

100 Tb/mo;-;$4800/y

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Average Bandwidth for Monthly Transfer

This estimates continuous bandwidth use (connection) required on server to consume the monthly transfer amount, continuously. Values are estimated by dividing total monthly transfer to seconds in a month and converting to bps.

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Monthly Transfer ; Average Bandwidth

1 Tb ; 3 Mbps

5 Tb ; 15 Mbps

15 Tb ; 46 Mbps

30 Tb ; 93 Mbps

50 Tb; 154 Mbps

100 Tb ; 308 Mbps

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As seen in table above, to consume over 30 Tb/month a regular 100 Mbps server connection is not enough.
That’s why most providers can’t handle volumes over 30Mbps on their servers, even if used fluently.

Bad thing about such providers with 100 Mbps connection is that they can’t handle traffic spikes. With a 100Mbps maximum transfer that can occur in theory in a day is 1Tb.  That means even if plan includes 30Tb/month, if there’s a surge of visitors in some days and require more than the average,  they will not be able to access content due to connection limits.

From offers above, it looks like only VideoWhisper provides 1000Mbps Video Hosting and maybe Wistia while rest use 100Mbps servers.

Compare AVChat, FlashComs, 123FlashChat, VideoWhisper

Compare and review top 4 group video chat / conferencing  / communication scripts.

Video Conferencing Solution

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;AVChat;FlashComs;123FlashChat;VideoWhisper

Group Conference Application;AVChat;FlashComs Chat;123 Flash Chat;Video Conference

License Price~~(unlimited users, full features);$799;$499/$1299;$499-$4799;$250

Trial~~(evaluate, develop);15 days;5 users;30 days, 10 users;10 users

WordPress Plugin;+$49;Discontinued;Free;Free

Joomla Integration;+$49;Free;Free;Free

Installation;Included;+$150;for $1499+ license;Included

Updates;3 months;12-24 months then 30% license price;$250;Free Unlimited

Support;3 months;6 months,24 months (for $1299 license);Not specified;No time limit

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Extra Video Communication Features

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;AVChat;FlashComs;123FlashChat;VideoWhisper

Event Broadcast ~~(1 Way); by disabling user cams in group chat; not documented;for $1499+ license or +$249 module; dedicated Live Streaming app (included)

Video Recording ~~Application ;  HDFVR +$245; Video Recorder +$199/$249; N.A.; Video Recorder (included)

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