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WP Q&A – Does an embedded YouTube video use server resources?

I feel like I should know this but….Does an embedded YouTube video use up a lot of server resources? Like if 50 people all watch an embedded video from your site, will it use cpu, memory, or bandwidth from the WP host server?



Nothing is coming from the host server

Embedding YouTube videos may slow down pageload times as it is pulling various bits of data from YouTube, but it will have almost zero impact on your server resources.

It adds negligible html to the document your server is providing to to the client, but the request for the video and player goes to the YouTube server, not yours.Check out YouTube Lyte plugin .

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