10 Best Video Hosting Sites for 2023

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According to Oberlo, 92.7% of internet users worldwide spend at least 100 minutes daily watching digital videos on a video streaming service bypassing conventional TV. These videos range from educational videos to influencer vlogs and music videos.

Now, here's the bomb. The Global OTT TV & Video Forecasts reports that OTT revenues will hit $129 billion by 2023 (If you've not started creating videos online as part of your digital marketing strategy, you might not have a slice of this giant revenue). 

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Alright, I know you are ready to get your slice of the $129 billion video marketing industry, but not sure which service gives you the best shot. It’s one thing to invest your time, energy, and resources in making videos to establish your brand at the topmost in your audience’s mind (trust me, I know how tiring that can be); it’s another to find the best video hosting site for your videos. It can be technically and economically overwhelming without a guide. And that’s why you're reading this post on the 10 best video hosting sites for 2023.

Whether you are looking to create videos, have started making videos but have yet to decide on a video hosting site, OR  want a more advanced video hosting service, there’s something for you.

“Why can’t I upload my videos on my own website and push them to my audience’s faces using SEO best practices?”

While that’s a good idea, it doesn't exactly drive the results you want. I’ll tell you why.

Uploading your videos directly on your site for people to watch doesn’t cut it due to the large amount of bandwidth and storage space required. Let me ask, “Is your website a full video streaming solution?” No!

Your website has many webpages for displaying all types of content, including images, text, videos, etc. You can't self-host your videos because:

  • Your site can’t power large amounts of data videos, as it will hinder the user experience and decrease your ranking on search engines, the opposite of what you intend to achieve. I'm pretty sure you don’t want your videos taking forever to load!
  • You have to manually encode your videos, which takes time, resources, and energy.
  • You risk exposing your videos to piracy and direct downloads (for premium video content).You might not be able to cope with your site's maintenance.

However, a third-party video hosting site:

  • Provides unlimited bandwidth and storage space for content creators to store, manage, and distribute video content.
  • Embeds your videos making them easier to share and reach more people.
  • Facilitates a more seamless experience for your viewers. Have you noticed that you have a more seamless experience when you watch videos on YouTube or any other video hosting platform than on a website? Since websites don't have unlimited video hosting, viewers would likely have problems watching your videos on them, unlike when watching on a third-party video hosting solution.

Now that you are clear on why a third-party video hosting site is the best, what should you consider when choosing one?

While a third-party video hosting site is best for storing your marketing videos, not all video hosting sites have the same qualities and functionalities.

Some video hosting solutions allow you to be more creative with your videos, while others restrict how far you can go with tweaking your videos. Free video hosting websites tend to be less customizable than paid ones. Before making a decision, you need to be clear on what you want and thoroughly crosscheck that with the benefits of any video hosting site. 

What should you look out for when making that decision?

  • The first thing is to look for a video hosting site that allows you to embed videos easily, such as adding them to your social media pages, website copies, and email campaigns.
  • Also, go for a site that enables you to organize video content in folders so that you can access them easily. 
  • If you follow my posts, you should know I’m a huge fan of video snippets. If done well, video snippets can increase your search traffic, email subscribers, and leads. So, don't hesitate to find a video hosting solution that allows you to splinter your videos.
  • You can guarantee that your audience will use various devices to watch your videos - desktops, PCs, tablets, phones, etc.- all of these have different screen sizes. Therefore, you need a video hosting site that makes your videos responsive on any device without distorting them. 
  • How would you create better videos and finetune your strategy if you can’t track your performance? A video hosting site that provides detailed video analytics is a must. Your video analytics can help track your consumer behavior, content performance, audience engagement, etc. It drastically reduces the guesswork, which is what every entrepreneur wants. 
  • Finally, you can choose who watches your videos or not. This is good for course creators with videos people must pay to access. Some video hosting services offer password protection, helping you to secure your videos. 

While some free video hosting sites offer some of the above benefits, there are still some drawbacks.

  • Even though some allow you to upload videos, you can't customize them.
  • Free services often include their branding on your video or their embedded player.  Not a big deal for a well-known service like YouTube, but if you choose a lesser-known host, your viewers may confuse their branding for yours.
  • No proper customer support
  • Unsatisfactory analytics
  • Risk of losing engagement. You don’t have exclusive access to your audience on a free video hosting service, e.g. YouTube recommends your competitors’ videos to your audience. 

So, let’s dig right into the best video hosting sites.


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Is there anyone on the internet who hasn’t heard of YouTube? I don’t think so. Rated the largest video sharing website on the internet and the second most popular platform in the world, YouTube has 2.1 billion monthly active users, with 122 million using it per day. More than 2500 videos of over 183 hours are uploaded to this free video hosting platform every minute.  

Besides, YouTube is owned by Google, so you have a high chance of ranking on the first page of Google if you are strategic with your video marketing. As an entrepreneur, YouTube offers you the following:

  • Increased ranking on Google
  • Heavy traffic
  • Higher conversion rates
  • Easy accessibility

Who is this service best for?

  • Business owners who want more organic traffic
  • Content creators in any niche


  • Unlimited videos
  • Upload videos easily
  • Embedded videos using custom codes
  • Live streaming and content premiere
  • Ad revenue
  • Audience-building opportunities
  • Unlisted and private options
  • Analytics


  • Automatic plays for ads that causes interruption or lead people away from your videos
  • A high chance of your videos getting lost in the crowd
  • No download options except using a third party
  • Recommending your audience to competitors’ videos

However, YouTube has a paid package known as YouTube premium for $11.99 monthly, increasing creators’ revenue. How? YouTube gives creators a percentage of its Premium revenue based on the watch time they get on your videos from Premium subscribers.


  • Dimension: the least is 240p (426 x 240), while the highest is 4K (3840 x 2160)
  • File size: the maximum is 128 GB
  • Max video length: 12 hours
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9
  • Video formats: MP4,MPEG4, WMV, FLV, AVI, WebM, MPEGPS


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With over 260 million users and 100 million monthly visitors, Vimeo is one of the best video hosting sites for creative professionals to upload videos. It aims to promote high-quality content such as animations, short films, etc., as the founders want it to be unique to YouTube. Humans curate Vimeo’s recommended videos section, unlike YouTube’s, which is done by an algorithm. As such, if your video isn’t creative enough, you might find it difficult to attract an audience.

Who is this service best for?

  • Creatives who want to connect with other creatives in their niche.


  • Customizable Privacy settings, CTAs, and video embeds
  • Detailed analytics dashboard
  • HD quality videos, up to 8K quality
  • Video editing templates
  • A growing audience
  • No ads
  • Video downloads
  • Social media sharing


  • Limited cloud storage for free accounts
  • Less popular among video hosting platforms
  • No account management tools
  • Navigation difficulties for new users
  • Low audience

If you want to enjoy a robust service on this video platform, consider any of their four paid subscription packages:

  • Free: single seat, 25 videos, Vimeo watermark, limited editing tools, 2 videos per month, video analytics, ad-free videos. 
  • Starter: $12 per seat monthly, 200 seats, 60 videos per seat annually, password protection, video SEO, auto-captions, detailed analytics, chapter addition, collaborative review features, time-coded notes, etc.
  • Standard: $35 per seat monthly, 200 seats, 120 videos per seat annually, custom end-screens and CTAs, premium video editing templates, custom branding, player customization, sophisticated marketing features, 
  • Advanced: $55 per seat monthly, 200 seats, 240 videos per seat annually, marketing integration, host and live stream virtual events with features like audience polls, live Q &A.
  • Enterprise: custom plan, advanced marketing integration, a video library, SSO and identity management, an account manager, etc.


  • Dimension: the least is 240p (426 x 240), while the highest is 8K (8192 x 4320)
  • File size: depends on your plan
  • Max video length: determined by file size
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9
  • Video formats: MP4,MPEG4, .WMV, .FLV, .AVI, WebM, .MPEGPS


Founded in 2010 by Adam Podolnick, SproutVideo is a video on demand hosting platform. It helps business owners to store, publish, customize and track live streams and on-demand video content. Additionally, you can upload any video format, and it will playback on any device. 

Who is this service best for?

  • Business owners focused on lead capturing, and long sales funnel.
  • Non-profits who need to live stream their programs
  • Digital marketers


  • Live streaming and video-on-demand content
  • Video embeds
  • Customizable video player
  • In-depth video analytics
  • Ad-free
  • Customizable playlists
  • Track edits
  • Capture leads from videos
  • Automatic bandwidth detection
  • Log-in protection
  • Single sign-on
  • Integration with third-party services such as HubSpot, Mailchimp
  • Customizable resolution and video playback speed


  • Low support  and tools in cheap packages
  • No security in lower packages 
  • No in-built audience
  • Navigation difficulties for new users

SproutVideo’s free plan lasts only 30 days, but it has several paid plans:

  • Seed: $24.99 monthly, 1 slot, 3 team members, 500 GB, 300 delivery minutes, 60 live input minutes, live chat support, basic analytics
  • Sprout: $59.99 monthly, 3 slots, 500 GB, 5 team members, 300 delivery minutes, 60 live input minutes, full video website
  • Tree: $199.99 monthly, 6 slots, 15 team members, 500 GB, account audit log, 300 delivery minutes, exportable video analytics 
  • Forest: $499.99 monthly, 9 slots, 50 team members, 60 live input minutes, 300 delivery minutes, account audit log, single login


  • Maximum file size: 100 GB
  • Max video length: unlimited
  • Aspect ratio: any responsive video
  • Video formats: .MP4, .MOV, .FLV, .AVI, et


Like YouTube, Dailymotion is a free video hosting website for content creators to upload their video contenst. It has more than 300 million users and gives creators more freedom to upload any content. 

With over 3 billion video views monthly, this online video platform is said to be one of YouTube’s competitors. Even though it’s free, it provides different tools to customize your videos and adds an extra tool to your digital marketing strategy.

Who is this service best for?

  • Professional content creators looking for more distribution channels
  • Business owners who want to attract more audience


  • Video Privacy settings
  • Copyright tools
  • Unlimited video hosting
  • Password protection
  • Less competition
  • Social media sharing
  • Video embeds
  • 4K UHD video quality


  • Lower potential growth
  • No download options except through third-party
  • Automatic playing of ads in videos
  • Low platform audience
  • Small maximum file sizes
  • No detailed video analytics
  • No monetization options, except you become a partner.


  • Dimensions: the least is 240p (426x240), while the highest is 4K (3840 x 2160)
  • Video length: 12 hours
  • File size: 128 GB
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9
  • File storage: unlimited
  • Video formats: MPEGPS, FLV, WebM, AVI, MP4, 3GPP.


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Uscreen is an all-in-one solution for video creators to organize and sell their content and expand their businesses. This video hosting platform provides options for code-free, over-the-top applications for videos. With a Netflix-style interface and real-time interaction with your audience, Uscreen has the important tools you need to start, grow and scale your online video business. 

Who is this service for?

  • Creators who want to monetize their videos
  • Entrepreneurs who want to build an online video business
  • Online video business owners looking for a better platform to host and sell their courses


  • Integration with customizable OTT apps 
  • A customizable website
  • Fast full-feature video hosting
  • Marketing and retention tools
  • Offline viewing
  • Advanced features
  • More than 150 hours of video storage
  • Payment integrations
  • White-label player
  • Global content delivery
  • Live chats in Livestream videos
  • In-depth analytics tool
  • Video editing tools


  • More costly than other video hosting sites
  • No options for email/affiliate marketing
  • Limited customization options

Uscreen’s pricing plans are as follows:

  • Basic: $99 monthly, 3000 minutes of video content, marketing tools, customizable website, single admin user, analytics, up to 50 hours of video storage, 300 subscribers.
  • Pro: costs $299 monthly, a7,500 minutes of video, custom filters, integrated marketing tools, advanced custom themes, 10 admin users, 150 hours of video storage, eCommerce integration, 1000 subscribers
  • Custom plan: customizable OTT apps, live streams. You have to reach out to the sales team to get a quote for the price.


  • Video formats: MP4
  • Resolution: 1080p(1920 x 1080 px)


If you are looking for a video hosting solution to help you generate leads and increase your content ROI, check out Wistia. On Wistia, you have complete control over your content with exclusive marketing tools for your marketing and sales strategy. For instance, it has an email collector, Turnstile, which helps you capture leads for more direct communication with your audience.

Who is this service for?

  • Digital marketers who want more audience and robust marketing tools
  • Business owners who want comprehensive marketing support.
  • Data-centered businesses


  • In-built analytics
  • Custom CTAs
  • HD video quality
  • Ad-free
  • Video SEO
  • Customizable videos
  • Customizable 
  • Business-friendly
  • Embeddable videos
  • High video marketing tools
  • Lead capturing in videos


  • No platform audience
  • Costly

Wistia is mostly a paid hosting site, as the options in their free plan are limited for any business.

  • Free: $0 monthly, 3 videos, basic analytics, customizable player, 250 channel subscribers, 
  • Pro: $99 monthly, 10 videos, lead capturing, video heatmaps, detailed analytics, email notifications to subscribers, 
  • Advanced: $399 monthly, 100 videos, 20 users, marketing integrations, over 250 channel subscribers, priority support.


  • Aspect ratios: 16:9
  • Max resolution: 4K (3840 × 2160 px)
  • Max video length: 2 hours
  • File storage: 8 GB
  • Video formats: MKV, MP4, AVI, WMV, FLV, etc


Evolving from Redwoods Media, offering video hosting and analytics, to Vidyard, a full-blown marketing technology for business owners, Vidyard helps creators and companies to sell their video content and create personalized video campaigns. Used by 160 000 companies, Vidyard allows companies to better connect with their audience and turn this into marketing insights to boost their sales.

Who is this service for?

  • Companies who want actionable marketing insights and technology
  • Creators who wish to sell virtually as their viewers stream videos on the platform


  • Customizable video player
  • SEO features
  • Ad-free
  • White-label videos
  • Unlimited live streaming solution
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Detailed video analytics
  • Learning resources
  • Advanced security tools
  • Digital marketing tools
  • Priority support


  • Limited options in free and pro plans
  • No free trial

Vidyard's pricing includes:

  • Free: $0. 25 videos, video sharing to social media, email, etc., 
  • Pro: $19 monthly if paid annually but $29 if paid monthly, unlimited videos, video insights.
  • Business: $145 monthly. Customizable video CTAs, full video analytics, CRM integration. 
  • Custom: You need to contact the sales team for a quote. 


  • Video resolution: 4K (360p to 2160 p)
  • Max file size: 20 GB
  • Video length: 24 hours
  • Video format: MP4, MKV, MOV, WEBM

Jetpack Videopress

Finally, here's a video hosting solution for people keen on hosting videos on their WordPress websites. Jetpack is a plugin for uploading and embedding your videos on your WordPress website without using a third-party hosting service. All you need is a Jetpack complete or a Videopress plan, and enable Videopress in your plugin settings. However, you can’t use Videopress if your website is in staging mode.

Who is this service for?

  • WordPress website owners who don’t want to use a third-party hosting service
  • Business owners
  • Digital marketers


  • Ad-free
  • Customizable video player
  • Unlimited users
  • In-depth stats page 
  • Seamless video embeds
  • Advanced options
  • Global CDN


  • No platform audience
  • Limited advanced features compared to other premium video hosting sites
  • No freedom to edit videos
  • No CTA integration
  • No lead collection
  • Not mobile-friendly

Jetpack has two pricing plans:

  • Security: It costs $10.95 monthly and comes with spam protection and malware scanning.
  • Complete: It costs $39.95 monthly and has robust security and business growth tools.


  • File storage: Unlimited
  • Video length: determined by video size
  • Max file size: 2GB
  • Video formats: MP4, WMV, FLV, MOV, MPEG4, AVI, 


Brightcove provides marketing support for business owners, helping them engage their audience and monetize their content effectively. It's one of the video hosting solutions fully focused on video monetization. You can customize your video experiences and brand live stream events using automated tools.

Who is this service for?

  • Marketing and communication teams
  • Sports and media companies
  • Businesses who want to include videos in their marketing strategy


  • HD playback
  • High traffic
  • Lead capturing and conversion
  • Video Library
  • Content management tools
  • Third-party integrations
  • Live events
  • Video analytics
  • Live streaming 
  • Video on demand
  • Video sharing to social media


  • Complex interface, especially for new users
  • No prices on their website. You have to reach out to the sales team for a quote.

Although their pricing plans aren't made public, Brightcove has three pricing categories.

  • Marketing
  • Enterprise Comms
  • Monetization


  • Aspect ratios: Any responsive player
  • File storage: determined by your plan
  • Video formats: WMV, AVI, MP4, FLV, MKV, 3GPP.
  • File size: Unlimited 
  • Max resolution: None 


Formerly known as vooPlayer, Spotlightr is a robust video marketing site for business owners and marketers. It provides advanced analytics, including when people stopped watching your videos and average watch time. In addition, you’ll be getting a wide range of video marketing tools at affordable prices.

Who is this service for?

  • Digital marketers
  • Marketing teams
  • Data-driven businesses


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