Best CDN Comparison

Last update  March 1, 2016

What is this CDN comparison about?

Comparing the best CDN providers is a time consuming task and challenging. This collection of information supports you to better find the best CDN for your content delivery needs. CDNs also provide other types of solutions such as software distribution, game & app delivery, video streaming, and ad serving.

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What is a Content Delivery Network?

A Content Delivery Network (CDN) works by providing a network of servers for users 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. That results in faster response and download time of content due to reduced latency.

What are the benefits?

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

Overall CDN Comparison

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CloudFront Azure CDN KeyCDN Fastly EdgeCast MaxCDN CDNify CDN77 CacheFly
General
Instant Setup
Transparent Pricing
Pay As You Go (PAYG)
No Charges for Requests
Bandwith Pricing $0.12/GB $0.09/GB $0.04/GB

$0.12/GB

$50 minimum per month
$0.09/GB $0.15/GB

$0.049/GB

$90 minimum payment

$0.37/GB

plus $99-$409 monthly
Points of Presence 37 19 24 24 32

12

not all locations are included by default

17

based on VPS (Linode, DigitalOcean, etc)
28 35
Main Features
Origin Pull
Origin Push
Instant Purge
Real-time Statistics
Raw Logs
Origin Shield
Custom Rules
GZIP Compression
SPDY
HTTP/2
ALPN
Byte-range Requests
100% SSD
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