Most high-volume streaming media Web sites utilize multiple servers, each dedicated to a special function. This typically includes the below servers:
1)Web server (front end)
2)Media Server (streaming server)
The higher the outbound traffic, the greater the need for specialized transcoding and cloud distribution.
Besides providing a front end for customers, and preparing and serving the media, these sites also employ sophisticated eCommerce software for the handling of media players, media servers and billing. MediaGration's MMCart performs every task required to sell pay per view/subscription media, from uploading to transcoding, to indexing, productization, to the sale and delivery of secure media.
Streaming Media Workflow