Do embedded videos slow down my website?

Hey, I want to add some educational YouTube videos to my WordPress website. Since the videos are hosted on YouTube's servers, I'm guessing it will now slow my website. Is it correct?


  • Hi, unfortunately, it is not entirely correct. The videos are hosted on YouTube's servers, however, you are also adding a piece of code to your website too. Which means the server has more work to do before serving your website. So, the performance depends on your server's specifications. Try adding a few videos to a single page and check your loading speed. If it drops drastically, you can split the video into different pages so every page will only have to load a few videos.

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