Fast, reliable, low-cost streaming video hosting

DigitalOcean provides fast, consistent, scalable streaming video hosting so you can build your streaming service quickly and scale up as it grows. Streaming video businesses can take advantage of DigitalOcean’s simple and intuitive tools, low bandwidth pricing, and robust community, enabling you to focus on building your streaming service while we focus on the infrastructure.

How DigitalOcean can help your video streaming service scale

DigitalOcean’s features, products, and resources are tailored to the unique needs of video streaming services. Our low bandwidth costs enable you to spend less on bandwidth than on other clouds, and our flexible and scalable compute options ensure we’ll support your growth.

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Simple video streaming hosting built for lean teams

DigitalOcean’s simple UI, CLI, and API enable small teams to get started quickly without the need to learn and manage complex infrastructure tools. 

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Predictable, low pricing to help you scale

Our transparent pricing model, industry-leading price to performance ratio, and low bandwidth pricing enables you to scale your video streaming service without worrying about unexpected costs.

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Robust product offerings to support your growth

DigitalOcean includes all the cloud products video streaming service builders need, from CPU-Optimized Droplet virtual machines, to Load Balancers, Virtual Private Clouds, and managed Kubernetes.

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Resources to remove development roadblocks

Our community tutorials, documentation, and personal customer support mean you’re supported throughout your journey building your streaming service.

Streaming services finding success on DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean has supported streaming services at all stages of their growth, from founders just starting out to 100-person businesses who are rapidly scaling to meet their users’ demands. Our flexible streaming video hosting solutions enable you to build a cost-effective and low latency streaming platform.

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Chris Allen

Co-founder & CEO, Red5 Pro 

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Mahaboob Khan

Cofounder and CEO, Vidgyor

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Justin Karneges

Founder and CEO, Fanout

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Featured streaming customer: Vidazoo

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What they do

Vidazoo is an advertising technology company specializing in video streaming and serving. It serves video ads to thousands of websites and handles close to 10 billion requests per day.

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How DigitalOcean powers their business

Vidazoo came to DigitalOcean because it was consistent with the company’s “use the best tool for the job” philosophy. Vidazoo proceeded to build a cloud-native solution by using multiple managed cloud services instead of building everything itself. DigitalOcean formed the core compute engine for this solution, and Vidazoo built a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) layer on top of DigitalOcean Droplets for various kinds of processing, ad-serving and rendering. The company has also begun to move many of its CPU-intensive processing jobs, such as video transcoding, to DigitalOcean’s App Platform.

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“We are as much a data company as an adtech company. Our business relies on speedy and accurate data processing at massive scale. DigitalOcean provides us the perfect set of tools to operate our SaaS business profitably, while not making us feel the need to become full time system administrators. We plan to move a lot of our apps to DigitalOcean App Platform and other fully managed products.” - Roman Svichar, CTO of Vidazoo

Tools built for highly available streaming services

DigitalOcean provides all of the streaming video hosting solutions you need, from compute to Kubernetes. Build your video service from the ground up using our highly customizable Droplet virtual machines, or get a fully managed infrastructure solutions with App Platform, our Platform as a Service offering.

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Networking solutions

Multiple networking solutions, from Virtual Private Clouds to Load Balancers and more

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Resources for building a successful business

DigitalOcean’s technical tutorials, product documentation, and library of resources can answer common questions about building and scaling your streaming business.

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Enabling New Possibilities for Real-time, Scalable Video Streaming

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Talk to an expert

Our team of solutions experts can help you get started with migration plans and provide advice on how to scale your streaming service.

FAQ

What streaming video hosting solution is right for me? 

  • DigitalOcean offers a variety of solutions for building and scaling your game. Droplets are our flexible, scalable virtual machines. They support Linux applications and are fully customizable to your needs. Droplets start at just $5 and can be scaled vertically by adding resources to your Droplet, or horizontally by deploying multiple Droplets in one data center or across our 14 global data centers. You can add storage and other features to complement your Droplets. App Platform is our fully managed Platform as a Service offering, which allows you to easily spin up a static website or application without having to manage the infrastructure yourself. This solution is ideal for those who want the benefits of DigitalOcean without maintaining their own infrastructure. DigitalOcean also offers Managed Kubernetes for containerization solutions and Managed Databases including MongoDB and MySQL. 

How much does your streaming video hosting cost? 

  • DigitalOcean’s pricing is transparent and predictable, and we offer some of the lowest bandwidth pricing in the industry. You can get started with a Basic Droplet for just $5 a month, and be confident that your pricing will stay predictable even as you scale with flat pricing across data centers. DigitalOcean’s App Platform provides you with hosting for 3 static sites for free, and our Basic plan starts at $5 a month. View our full pricing chart here

What are 1-click Marketplace apps? 

  • The DigitalOcean Marketplace allows you to build your websites faster with preconfigured, 1-Click Apps for popular content management systems including Wordpress, Plesk, CyberPanel, Ghost, developer tools such as Docker and Dokku, and databases such a MongoDB and MySQL. These 1-Click Apps are preconfigured environments with all the prerequisites you need to get started, saving you time on your website hosting. 

What support do you offer? 

  • DigitalOcean offers every customer free support through our ticketing system - you’ll get a response from a member of our Customer Support Team who can help you with any questions for no extra charge. In addition, DigitalOcean provides a vast array of documentation and tutorials on how to get started with our products, programming languages, and more.