CacheFly is a Chicago-based CDN provider, with over 40 Points of Presence (PoPs) spread over six continents. Next to the usual locations, Cachefly has PoPs in India, Qatar, Egypt and South Africa.
The Cachefly network is optimised for throughput, making it more suitable for the delivery of large files.
Instead of DNS-based global loadbalancing, the company’s CDN infrastructure relies on TCP Anycast routing.
CacheFly offers the usual features in the CDN industry such as instant purge, origin shielding, real-time reporting and sub-accounts. They also offer a 100% availability SLA and 24⁄7 support.
Reviewer website TopTenReviews named CacheFly #1, Gold and Excellence award winner in the ‘Small Business CDN’ category for the third year in a row. Factors taken into account in the weighing were Performance, Setup & Compatibility, Security and Help & Support.
The 10 CDNs that were reviewed are, in order of score:
It should be noted that the selection of CDNs that were reviewed is incomplete, and seemingly arbitrary. At the time of writing, TopTenReviews is a customer of Akamai.
Customers in the Cachefly portfolio include, or have included: The Economist, Magellan, Jelly Belly, Bank of America, Budweiser, Trillian, Ars Technica, Virgin Games, Ameritrade, Cartoon Network, McKesson, Twit.tv, Blue Shell Games, BackBeat Media and Toyota.
|Purge All||Feature fully supported by CacheFly|
|Instant Purge||Feature fully supported by CacheFly|
|Control panel||Feature fully supported by CacheFly|
|Origin Push||Feature fully supported by CacheFly|
|Origin Pull||Feature fully supported by CacheFly|
|Origin Shield||Feature fully supported by CacheFly|
|GZIP Compression||Feature fully supported by CacheFly|
|Custom Rules||Feature fully supported by CacheFly|
|HTTP/2 Protocol||Feature not supported by CacheFly|
|SPDY Protocol||Feature not supported by CacheFly|
|Raw Access Logs||Feature fully supported by CacheFly|
|Real time statistics||Feature fully supported by CacheFly|
|Online signup||Feature fully supported by CacheFly|
|Custom CNAMEs||Feature fully supported by CacheFly|
|Shared SSL Certificates||Feature fully supported by CacheFly|
|Custom SSL Certificates||Additional costs may apply for this feature|
|Wildcard SSL Certificates||Additional costs may apply for this feature|
|Support||24/7/365 Email support, 9am-5pm Chat support|
|Video On Demand (VoD)||Feature fully supported by CacheFly|
|RTMP Streaming||Feature not supported by CacheFly|
|Multiple CDNs||Feature not supported by CacheFly|
|CDN balancing tech||Feature not supported by CacheFly|
|Storage||Additional costs may apply for this feature|
CacheFly customers are charged pay-as-you-go (PAYG) for data traffic and requests. Instead of a data traffic flat fee, prices vary per edge server region.
Hits go for $0.008 per 10,000 requests.
|Global flat fee||N/A|
|NA/EU Traffic (low volume)||$0.10 per GB|
|NA/EU Traffic (high volume)||$0.027 per GB (500TB+)|
|APAC Traffic||$0.150 per GB|
|LATAM Traffic||$0.20 per GB|
|Extra costs||$0.008 per 10,000 Requests|