Can I host videos on DO for a website I have?

Posted July 6, 2021 156 views
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I want to store training videos which will only be visible through my website built with wordpress. I already use Spaces for the site to store media, can I also use it for videos?

Are there any downsides to doing this. Currently they are on YouTube, but I do not like that they can be shared.

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Hi there,

Yes, this should be doable. With CDN enabled the performance should be very good. The main difference compared to YouTube is that you would need to implement a video player on your website to play those self-hosted video files. However, there are quite a few open-source JS video players that you could use.

Alternatively, I’ve used Vimeo in the past and it might also work for you as it allows you to have private videos.


Hello, @AQN

You can upload the videos and use them on the WordPress site, this is not an issue at all. You can make sure that the videos are optimized (size and quality) in order to make sure that they won’t slow down the website.

Hope that this helps!