Best CDN Comparison

August 21, 2017

How to find the best CDN for your needs?

Comparing the best CDN providers is a time consuming task and can be challenging. This collection of information helps you find the best CDN for your content delivery needs. Whether you're looking for a CDN for software distribution, game & app delivery, video streaming, ad serving, etc this CDN comparison will help make the decision easier.

The following CDN comparison matrix is a good starting point to choose the right provider.

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What is a Content Delivery Network?

A Content Delivery Network (CDN) works by providing users with a network of servers to download resources (usually static content such as CSS, JavaScript and images). These servers are distributed throughout the world and therefore geographically closer to the end-users. This results in faster response and download times due to reduced latency.

CDN benefits include:

  • Faster content delivery - a better user experience for your customers.
  • Less load on the origin - more resources for other tasks.
  • Increased reliability - handle traffic spikes and reduce system overload.
  • Reduced cost - bandwidth is expensive where CDNs offer better prices.
  • Scalability - Scale up or down within a short period of time.

Overall CDN Comparison

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  • partially
  • extra cost
  • not supported
  • unknown
CloudFront Azure KeyCDN Fastly EdgeCast MaxCDN ChinaCache Akamai CacheFly Limelight CDNetworks
General
Instant Setup
Transparent Pricing
Pay As You Go (PAYG)
No Charges for Requests
Bandwith Pricing

$0.085-$0.250/GB

$0.09/GB

$0.04/GB

$49 minimum payment

$0.12/GB

$50 minimum per month
$0.09/GB

$0.37/GB

$500 minimum per month
Points of Presence 37 19 25 28 32

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not all locations are included by default
100+ 100+ 35 80+ 100+
Main Features
Origin Pull
Origin Push
Instant Purge
Real-time Statistics
Raw Logs
Origin Shield
Custom Rules
GZIP Compression
Brotli Compression
HTTP/2
ALPN
Byte-range Requests
100% SSD
IPv6
API
RTMP Streaming
Video on Demand (VOD) over RTMP
RTMP Live Streaming
Security
Shared SSL
Custom SSL
Wildcard SSL
Let's Encrypt Integration
Secure Token
RTMP Access Token
Hotlink Protection
OCSP Stapling
DDOS Protection
Support
Phone
Email
24/7