A video web hosting question:
I have been a customer of BlueHost for a long time, but with the rise of user submitted video content coupled with the lack of the ffmpeg module I am forced to look elsewhere for hosting providers.
I have been researching web hosts that offer the ffmpeg module for video conversion to flv. In your opinion, which webhost is the highest quality in terms of price, up-time, speed, bandwidth, and file storage space in a shared hosting environment?
Please keep in mind that ffmpeg is necessary to the completion of my website.
I spoke to support @ godaddy, and they said they don’t support FFmpeg. SO Godaddy is out of question.
Recommended FFMPEG Hosting Service Provider
If you are looking for top FFmpeg hosting service provider, why not try InMotion Hosting. They support audio and video streaming, flash and macromedia shockwave support with faster streaming speed.
They offer unlimited diskspace storage, bandwidth, mysql databases, PHP, FTP access, and much, much more. Inmotion Hosting plans are available in Launch, Power and Pro plans.
In installing FFMPEGin your server, it’s a requirement that you have knowledge in cron jobs, an FTP client and a text editor which saves unix-able data.
To get started you need to download ffmpeg at http://files.inmotionhosting.com/ffmpeg.2009. (You’ll need to rename it to ffmpeg and follow the same instructions.)
To install FFMPEG, you have two choices, one is to unzip the file locally and upload through FTP and the second option is FTP the gzipped file to your InMotion ftp folder.
1A. Unzipping the file locally.
- Create a folder under your $HOME// (“/” in your FTP client) called ffmpeg
- FTP the unzipped files up to the new folder. You can make use of filezilla or winscp for this matter. Just make sure you have at least 775 permissions on your ffmpeg files and folders
1B. FTP the gzipped file to your InMotion ftp folder ($HOME// (“/” in your FTP client))
- Login to cPanel
- Open File Manager
- Click on the file you uploaded
- Right-click your mouse, choose Extract
- Refresh your left pane
- Click on the new folder created’s name (not the folder icon) (ffmpeg*)
- In the right pane, rename that folder to ffmpeg
- Again in the right pane, click Change Permissions
- Make sure you have 775 permissions on the folder and all files
2. Create a new file (let’s call it makeffmpeg) using your text editor.