Your average web hosting account is not set up to effectively deliver video content to visitors. It slows down the web server and your visitors will have a hard time watching your video.
Hosting your videos on another third party platform will solve this problem
Great way to showcase your videos, clips and do it all for free!
I think most people would know of YouTube - it can be a great way to showcase your videos, clips and do it all for free. YouTube is becoming much more popular as a way of reaching millions of people easily
Great tool that provides a lot of storage
If you are hosting a large number of files online, Vimeo is a great tool that provides a lot of storage.
Free version with a plugin that easily integrates with Wordpress
For someone who is just getting started and does not want to pay the $20/month for EZS3 I would recommend using the basic free version of JW Player. If you are using WordPress, JW Player also has a plugin that makes integrating it with your website very easy. For the more advanced features and to remove their branding you will need to upgrade to a paid version but the free version (and the plugin) is a great place to start.
The friendly video platform for business
Wistia is another online video storage solution, and one that has a free option if you just want to give it a try; it's great to use for varying access levels on videos, ie. when certain videos are only available to view within a membership, or require a password and also provides powerful analytics.
Cost effective solution for hosting videos
Downloading and streaming video is one of the most resource intensive things you can do on the Internet, and your average web hosting account is not set up to effectively deliver video content to visitors. Not only will you slow down the web server your site is running on, your website visitors will have a horrible experience trying to watch your video. To solve this problem I would recommend hosting your videos on Amazon S3.
Rather than trying to explain what exactly Amazon S3 is and why it is a cost effective solution for hosting videos, check out this article on Wikipedia: