Hosting a Pirate Streaming Site on GitHub Isn’t the Best Idea
WishFlix is a French pirate streaming site that chose GitHub as its hosting platform. While this worked well for a while, the site was targeted by a StudioCanal takedown notice last week. WishFlix is currently still afloat but GitHub probably isn’t the best hosting option for a pirate site that went viral on social media.
Running a pirate streaming site might sound complex but with help from pre-coded scripts and illicit video databases, it can be done with minimal effort.
The real challenge is driving traffic to a site while ensuring it also stays online.
WishFlix nailed the first part of that equation. The French streaming site actively campaigns on social media where it has booked some impressive results. One of its TikTok videos went viral recently, generating over a million views of free advertising with an 8-second clip.
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