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Reducing the size of your multimedia contents

Huge multimedia content files not only cause loading issues and impact user experience. They can also take up a lot of space on your server.  While this may not be a problem at the beginning, the risk of your website crashing increases in the long run, as it exceeds your server’s storage capacity.  You can upgrade your website’s hosting plan, or you can reduce your server storage usage to stay within your hosting subscription.  Below are some tips on how you can optimise your multimedia content:

  1. Instead of uploading your videos to your website’s server, upload your videos to a video sharing website (e.g. Youtube or Vimeo) and embed the video in your website.
  2. Pre-format your images before uploading them to your website.  Not only does this speed up file transfer, it also ensures that your images take up the least amount of space on your server, thus potentially saving you money  on hosting subscriptions.
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