How would you rate wordpress in terms of stability/able to handle traffic when it comes to having a video streaming website?
How much better/worse is it than having a web application built from the ground up?
Is it an acceptable compromise for "starters" before I have an application built from the ground up? Say, 100 people streaming at once.
I'd lean towards using an application designed for that purpose. WordPress is great and can be customized to do pretty much anything, but that doesn't mean it's always the best tool for the job.
At the end of the day, though, I'd be more concerned about the quality of the network and the underlying hardware.
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I would suggest you look to implement Wowza for the actual streaming. It's what is designed for. The big thing to keep in mind on streaming is concurrent users for bandwidth and I/O. Slicing off the video from the website is highly recommended as you can then horizontal scale it out later as your needs grow.
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