“We're looking into replacing our current video hosting provider.”
Your company has a website which uses lots of videos. You're trying to find a new service to use for storing and playing the videos. You write this in a contact form for one of the services.
We're looking into replacing our current video hosting provider.
"Current" means "now". But "now" can't be used as an adjective. So we use the word "current" instead. For example:
In this example, the "current President" is the person who is President right now. Here's another example:
He had two kids with his ex-wife, but he doesn't have any with his current wife.
"Replacing" something means getting rid of an old thing and getting a new one instead. You replace things like:
- old machines
- machine parts that are old or broken
- parts of a building that have rotted or gone out of style
- employees who aren't doing a good job
To "look into" something means to research it. For example, you can "look into" a problem:
A: Hey, there's something wrong with the air conditioner.
B: OK, I'll look into it.
Or you can "look into" doing something. That means to research information to help you to make a decision:
I'm looking into investing in real estate, and I was hoping that you could help me out a bit.
"Hosting" files means to put them somewhere on the Internet or a computer network so that the files can be reached or downloaded. For example, a website is "hosted" on a server.
"Video hosting" is a service that stores videos and lets people watch them. YouTube is a popular example of a video hosting service.
A company that sells a service is called a "provider". Some examples of "providers" include:
- an Internet service provider
- a cellular data provider
- a health provider
People use this phrase in business situations because "___ provider" is a little formal.