What are Media Hosting Services?
When serving video, images, and audio to the global market, every millisecond counts. Laggy websites, slow downloads and streams, or poor app performance can easily lead to loss of traffic, revenue, and reputation. In the competitive digital business landscape, location, device choice, delivery method, and unplanned traffic spikes can all have a tremendous impact on your success. From your IT to your content, you must grab each opportunity to optimize your end-user experience and monetize your digital assets.
phoenixNAP’s broad portfolio of Data-Center-as-a-Service solutions can help you focus on your core business instead of investing time, money, and effort into building a complex media solution from scratch. Produce your projects, expand your content library, and ensure seamless delivery with massive storage options, low latency data transfer, and high-performance compute resources scalable on demand. Choose a solution tailored to your workloads and improve your productivity while minimizing IT costs and accelerating time to market.
Scale with Ease
Burst flexible global resources in minutes and bring your media to market with unprecedented agility. Maintain a consistent end-user experience and keep your audience happy and coming back for more.
“phoenixNAP continually impresses us by being outstanding in every regard. The network is rock-solid, and the facilities are secure, clean, and attractive. Their product offerings are diverse, flexible, cost-effective, and scalable – ideal for tailoring solutions to every situation we’ve encountered.”
– Scott Barclay, President, Main Advantage Technology Services
Media Hosting Services Features
phoenixNAP provides scalable, secure, and affordable IT resources that can help you build and grow your media infrastructure and facilitate reliable consumption and monetization. We offer a full portfolio of data center services, including state-of-the-art colocation, hardware leasing, secure cloud, bare metal cloud, and backup and disaster recovery offerings.
Select your ideal solution or mix and match services to meet media-specific requirements and ensure smooth, disruption-free operations. Stop worrying about infrastructure upkeep, get on-demand resource allocation capabilities, and handle large volumes of media files quickly and securely.
Bare Metal Cloud
Optimize performance for less predictable workloads and markets by globally deploying pre-configured Bare Metal Cloud servers in minutes. Launch your infrastructure in a few clicks and manage and scale it via API, CLI, or familiar IaC tools. Easily access terabytes of scale-out network storage or S3-compatible object storage or use the platform to deploy production-ready Kubernetes clusters in less than 5 minutes.
Data Security Cloud
Host your sensitive or copyright-protected media materials on our secure-by-design cloud offering multi-layered hardware and software-based data protection. Built on industry-leading VMware® technologies, this modern environment lets you quickly and cost-effectively scale storage and compute resources while protecting your vital assets against unauthorized access or data breaches.
Colocation and Hardware as a Service
Move your existing infrastructure to our PCI-DSS and SOC-compliant, HIPAA-ready data centers and ensure data security and availability. Access 40+ carriers for consistent data transfer across hybrid environments. Lease additional equipment or use customizable dedicated servers to build anything from a secure media processing platform to large-scale distributed CDN.
S3-Compatible Object Storage
Store, retrieve, and reuse massive volumes of image, graphic, video, or audio materials and make them easily and quickly accessible to your audience around the globe. Scale as your digital assets grow and help your distributed teams utilize metadata for better collaboration, faster queries, and accelerated postproduction processes.
Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery
Protect your invaluable media assets with industry-leading data availability solutions. Ensure uninterrupted operations, meet compliance requirements, and minimize data loss while keeping your media hosting services always accessible. Fortify your backups by making them immutable and restore your entire VMs in minutes no matter what.
phoenixNAP – Your key to staying ahead in the competitive media landscape.
How Does a Media Hosting Server Work?
Creating and distributing engaging and profitable content to a wide audience requires providing on-demand resource allocation for collaborative workflows. To improve productivity and accelerate your time to market, you need to connect production partners, studios, distributors, and post-production providers while minimizing costs.
Our comprehensive data center resources let you easily and securely build and deploy complex physical or virtual media environments for pre-production, encoding, archival, streaming, or CDNs. The on-demand access to your servers gives you the flexibility required to streamline your collaborative workflows. Maintain your high-traffic website or application, adapt to demand spikes, and avoid overprovisioning by shutting down your clusters once the work has been completed.
Build your environment on a fully redundant, up to 20 Gbps network with free DDoS protection and an SLA-backed uptime guarantee. Securely and quickly access and stream content to users across different geographical locations.
Host your media on a robust, compliance-ready infrastructure and safeguard data against breaches or content piracy using state-of-the-art hardware technologies on a DDoS-protected network. Keep your media secure and your reputation safe.
Gain opex-modeled access to Intel’s next-gen CPU technologies that support anything from built-in workload and data streaming acceleration to hardware-rooted encryption of data in transit. Consume future-ready hardware with minimal TCO.
Fine-tune your infrastructure with 24/7 NOC and SOC support. Offload complex monitoring, management, and security tasks to our skilled team and focus on content delivery and business strategies while we support your infrastructure.
What to Consider when Buying a Dedicated Media Hosting Server?
Whether it is entertainment, ecommerce, news, retail, gaming, or advertising, your IT must provide your audience with a seamless and consistently good end-user experience. By building your infrastructure in our enterprise-grade global data center environment, you can establish first-class media delivery services independent of customer location or demand. With phoenixNAP’s infrastructure-as-a-service solutions, you get: