I'm just starting with video to see if I can draw more traffic with it, and for now just trying to figure out how best to host it.
My concern is that right now I have peak traffic times that just about max out my server resources. Even if I go to a cloud server with twice the processor speed and double or even quadruple the RAM, I wonder if a sizable number of people watching videos wouldn't eat up those server resources.
Amazon looked to me like it was something for people who are putting up videos for fun. Maybe I'm wrong.
Whether I keep the videos on my server or keep them elsewhere, I'd have a place holder image for the video that would call for the video to load from off the page, so it wouldn't affect page load time (or Google's perception of page load time).
Being new to the whole video thing, I get confused over terminology. When a video hosting company talks about a rate per stream, is a "stream" considered to be a single view of the video?