|Purge All||Not supported||Fully supported|
|Instant Purge||Not supported||Fully supported|
|Control panel||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Origin Push||Partially supported||Fully supported|
|Origin Pull||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Origin Shield||Not supported||Fully supported|
|GZIP Compression||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Custom Rules||Partially supported||Fully supported|
|HTTP/2 Protocol||Fully supported||Not supported|
|SPDY Protocol||Not supported||Not supported|
|Raw Access Logs||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Real time statistics||Not supported||Fully supported|
|Online signup||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|API||Purge, Statistics, Configuration Management||Purge|
|Custom CNAMEs||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Shared SSL Certificates||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Custom SSL Certificates||Partially supported||Additional costs|
|Wildcard SSL Certificates||Partially supported||Additional costs|
|Support||Phone and Email support (extra charge), Community Forum (free)||24/7/365 Email support, 9am-5pm Chat support|
|Video On Demand (VoD)||Additional costs||Fully supported|
|RTMP Streaming||Additional costs||Not supported|
|Multiple CDNs||Not supported||Not supported|
|CDN balancing tech||Not supported||Not supported|
|Storage||Additional costs||Additional costs|
|Global flat fee||N/A||N/A|
|NA/EU Traffic (low volume)||$0.085 per GB||$0.10 per GB|
|NA/EU Traffic (high volume)||$0.040 per GB (350TB+)||$0.027 per GB (500TB+)|
|APAC Traffic||$0.140 - $0.170 per GB||$0.150 per GB|
|LATAM Traffic||$0.250 per GB||$0.20 per GB|
||$0.008 per 10,000 Requests|
Cloudfront is a CDN by Amazon, which can be used on a stand-alone basis, or in combination with other Amazon web products.
The CDN integrates very well with Amazon Web Services (AWS), and is often used in combination with their storage solution Amazon S3.
Amazon Cloudfront offers on-demand, no-commitment pricing plans which can be found on their website. The pricing overview of Cloudfront is slightly complex; customers should be aware that the unit prices for bandwidth and requests differ per region.
To compare Cloudfront to other providers, click the links at the bottom of this page, or enter your own comparison using the search function.
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.