“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.
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"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.