Alibaba Cloud CDN compared to MaxCDN

On this page you can find an overview of the features and pricing of Alibaba Cloud CDN and MaxCDN. We hope this helps you compare these two Content Delivery Networks. You can find additional tips that help you select the right CDN here.

Alibaba Cloud CDN and MaxCDN popmap

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Fully supported Partially supported Additional costs Not supported Unknown
Features Alibaba Cloud CDN MaxCDN
PoPs 40 18
Purge All Not supported Fully supported
Instant Purge Not supported Fully supported
Control panel Fully supported Fully supported
Origin Push Fully supported Fully supported
Origin Pull Fully supported Fully supported
Origin Shield Additional costs Additional costs
GZIP Compression Not supported Fully supported
Custom Rules Fully supported Fully supported
HTTP/2 Protocol Not supported Not supported
SPDY Protocol Fully supported Fully supported
Raw Access Logs Not supported Fully supported
Real time statistics Fully supported Additional costs
Online signup Fully supported Fully supported
API Fully supported Purge, Statistics, Configuration Management
Custom CNAMEs Fully supported Fully supported
Shared SSL Certificates Fully supported Fully supported
Custom SSL Certificates Additional costs Additional costs
Wildcard SSL Certificates Not supported Additional costs
Support Provide multiple support plans, with varying prices Phone, Chat and Email support
Video On Demand (VoD) Fully supported Fully supported
RTMP Streaming Fully supported Fully supported
Multiple CDNs Not supported Not supported
CDN balancing tech Not supported Not supported
Storage Fully supported Not supported

Pricing Alibaba Cloud CDN vs MaxCDN

Alibaba Cloud CDN MaxCDN
Global flat fee N/A N/A
NA/EU Traffic (low volume) N/A $0.06 per GB
NA/EU Traffic (high volume) N/A $0.03 per GB (310TB+)
APAC Traffic N/A $0.095 per GB
LATAM Traffic N/A N/A
Extra costs N/A N/A

Alibaba Cloud CDN Description

Alibaba Cloud is a part of the Alibaba Group which specializes in cloud computing. The products under Alibaba Cloud include a CDN solution, an SSL service, Cloud storage, and Elastic Computing amongst others. Since the CDN solution is part of the Alibaba Cloud family of products, it is naturally integrated with most of the other products.

Alibaba’s CDN solution is primarily focussed on China, with most of its nodes located on the Chinese mainland. They do also have some PoPs overseas. However, since these aren’t included in standard use, they are excluded from our pop count.

Alibaba Cloud CDN has some notable customers including Philips, Schneider, Blogmint, and Changba

MAXCDN Description

MaxCDN is a Los Angeles-based CDN provider, founded in 2009. In 2013 the company re-branded their video on demand solution HDDN (High Definition Distribution Network), CloudCache and NetDNA products under a single MaxCDN banner. Additionlly, in 2016 MaxCDN was aqcuired by StackPath.

jQuery and BootstrapCDN are hosted on the MaxCDN network, and the company supports Google’s SPDY.

Notable customers of MaxCDN include Kodak, Nissan, The Next Web, Forbes, WP Engine and WPBeginner, and BuySellAds. Some of these brands are no longer customer of MaxCDN at the time of writing.

MAXCDN Resellers

MaxCDN is resold by Warpcache. As a multi-CDN provider, Warpcache both sells a variety of CDNs in a single package, or separately depending on a client’s wishes. Get in touch here, for more information about MaxCDN, pricing and features.

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