|Features||5 Cents CDN||Akamai|
|Purge All||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Instant Purge||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Control panel||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Origin Push||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Origin Pull||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Origin Shield||Fully supported||Additional costs|
|GZIP Compression||Not supported||Fully supported|
|Custom Rules||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|HTTP/2 Protocol||Unknown||Fully supported|
|SPDY Protocol||Unknown||Not supported|
|Raw Access Logs||Additional costs||Fully supported|
|Real time statistics||partially||Not supported|
|Online signup||Fully supported||Not supported|
|API||Fully supported||Purge, Statistics, Configuration Management|
|Custom CNAMEs||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Shared SSL Certificates||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Custom SSL Certificates||Fully supported||Additional costs|
|Wildcard SSL Certificates||Not supported||Additional costs|
|Support||24⁄7 chat support, ticket support, answer in 15 minutes||Phone and Email support, Community Forum|
|Video On Demand (VoD)||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|RTMP Streaming||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Multiple CDNs||Fully supported||Not supported|
|CDN balancing tech||Not supported||Not supported|
|Storage||Additional costs||Additional costs|
|Property||5 Cents CDN||Akamai|
|Global flat fee||$0.0143 per GB||N/A|
|NA/EU Traffic (low volume)||N/A||N/A|
|NA/EU Traffic (high volume)||N/A||N/A|
5 Cents CDN is based around the fact that their traffic pricing starts from 5 cents per GB. Additionally, they provide the users with a lot of control since you don’t need to sign a contract, or pay setup fees.
The company provides their multi-CDN network on the back of partnerships with other CDNs. These include StackPath, CDNetworks, Highwinds, and Limelight. They also have partnerships 2 DNS partners, and a Video Player partner amongst others.
One of the older, and most well-known CDN providers is Akamai Technologies. Founded in 1998, the company has served notable customers such as Twitter, Adobe, Facebook, Nintendo, Sky and Fox, BBC and CNN, and Bing.
Accounting for a large portion of the world’s Web traffic, Akamai’s Intelligent Cloud Computing Platform is built on top of 200,000 servers, in over 110 countries, within more than 1,400 networks in the world.
In the CDN industry, Akamai Technologies is a large player. The company holds a variety of CDN related patents, and is no stranger to patent infringement disputes. In 2005 Akamai Technologies acquired competitor Speedera, a move that ended a long-lasting dispute over Speedera-held patents. Additionally, Akamai has been in a dispute with Limelight Networks since 2006 over an alleged patent infringement - a case that came to an end in August 2015, with Limelight being held liable for the infringement.
Through the Google Cloud Platform CDN Interconnect program, Akamai has established a peering arrangement with Google’s Cloud Platform. Joined by Highwinds, CloudFlare, Fastly, Level3 and EdgeCast, Akamai has established private interconnects with Google edge locations, to the benefit of both parties customers. Compared to data traffic routing over the public Internet, traffic via the interconnects suffers less latency, and the connection is more reliable. Google Cloud platform who use GCE as their origin receive a discount to their egress origin traffic routed via Akamai.
Akamai has an extensive reseller program and works with a large amount of partners to resell its services. One of those parties is Warpcache.
Interested in learning more about the company, Akamai services and Akamai pricing? Contact Warpcache here.