Can I upload large video files to the File Manager, and if so how large?

May 26, 2014 11:26 am

Files larger than 20MB are not allowed to be uploaded in the File Manager. We strongly recommend not uploading large video files to your web server hosting Freedom, but rather to upload them to a video streaming service like YouTube, Vimeo, or Wistia (our choice), then embedded them on website.

For one thing, videos on the web server are limited to a single format, resolution, speed, etc., unlike services which can vary those things per client. Also, serving large files off your website takes away from connections, performance, and bandwidth that could otherwise be available to the site (server).

There's a good chance that if the video gets decent traffic, that serving it up on your web server could require a tier upgrade to a larger capacity server, which would be far more costly than dedicated video hosting solutions.

However, if you need to upload large video files to your site, your Solution Provider can provide FTP access for uploading such files. However, this too can temporarily hamper the site's performance, and is not recommended.