Question: I have videos I want to be made available online with my web site. I may want some of them to be secure and protected from unauthorized access.

Answer: Good news: You have many options! The following five video hosting options all have strengths and weaknesses. The correct choice depends on what your specific needs are for video hosting.  Here is a list of three key points for each service.

Amazon S3

  • Relatively inexpensive.
  • WordPress integration.
  • Complicated user interface.


  • Download security.
  • Nice functionality.
  • No ads, but can get expensive.

Vimeo Pro

  • $199 yearly.
  • Secure and no ads.
  • Simple user interface.


  • Incredible functionality
  • Free in part, expensive in part.
  • Bandwidth limitations.


  • Free.
  • Unprotected.
  • Potential for lots of exposure.

Hopefully this list will provide you with a good idea of which one will fit your video hosting needs most effectively. If you need assistance we can help you make the best choice for your WordPress website. Happy videoing!

Nick Ciske

Nick Ciske – CTO / CISO

Nick has a degree in Multimedia Design and over 20 years of experience working in web development and digital media. In his career he’s built or rebuilt just about every kind of website, including many content management systems (before WordPress), several custom e-commerce systems, and hundreds of websites.