Amazon CloudFront compared to Universal CDN

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

Fully supported Partially supported Additional costs Not supported Unknown
Features Amazon CloudFront Universal CDN
PoPs 41 12
Purge All Not supported Fully supported
Instant Purge Not supported Not supported
Control panel Fully supported Fully supported
Origin Push Partially supported Fully supported
Origin Pull Fully supported Fully supported
Origin Shield Not supported Not supported
GZIP Compression Fully supported Unknown
Custom Rules Partially supported Fully supported
HTTP/2 Protocol Fully supported Not supported
SPDY Protocol Not supported Not supported
Raw Access Logs Fully supported Not supported
Real time statistics Not supported Fully supported
Online signup Fully supported Not supported
API Purge, Statistics, Configuration Management Purge
Custom CNAMEs Fully supported Not supported
Shared SSL Certificates Fully supported Unknown
Custom SSL Certificates Partially supported Additional costs
Wildcard SSL Certificates Partially supported Not supported
Support Phone and Email support (extra charge), Community Forum (free) Email and Phone 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

Pricing Amazon CloudFront vs Universal CDN

Amazon CloudFront Universal CDN
Global flat fee N/A
  • First 1 TB per month: $0.032 per GB
  • Next 10 TB per month: $0.050 per GB
  • Next 100 TB per month: $0.040 per GB
  • Next 350 TB per month: $0.030 per GB
  • Next 524 TB per month: $0.028 per GB
  • Next 4 PB per month: $0.024 per GB
  • Next 5 PB per month: $0.016 per GB
NA/EU Traffic (low volume) $0.085 per GB N/A
NA/EU Traffic (high volume) $0.040 per GB (350TB+) N/A
APAC Traffic $0.140 - $0.170 per GB N/A
LATAM Traffic $0.250 per GB N/A
Extra costs
  • $0.0075 per 10,000 HTTP Requests (US)
  • $0.0100 per 10,000 HTTPS Requests (US)
  • $0.0090 per 10,000 HTTP Requests (EU/RoW ex. SA)
  • $0.0120 per 10,000 HTTPS Requests (EU/RoW ex. SA & AU)
  • $0.0160 per 10,000 HTTP Requests (SA)
  • $0.0220 per 10,000 HTTPS Requests (SA)
  • $0.0125 per 10,000 HTTPS Requests (AU)
  • $0.005 per file invalidation (purge) request (first 1000 per month are free)
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AMAZON CLOUDFRONT Description

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.

Current customers of Cloudfront are not published, but CDN Overview has located a few such as: NHL and Nasty Gal. We’ll be updating the list as we find more.

To compare Cloudfront to other providers, click the links at the bottom of this page, or enter your own comparison using the search function.

UNIVERSAL CDN Description

Universal CDN or UCDN is a content delivery network by XBT Holding, a global hosting and network solutions provider headquartered in Luxembourg. The company offers a wide array of services, which includes file hosting.

The network map of UCDN is relatively small: according to our information the company has 12 points of presence (PoPs).

The network is resold by SpaceCDN, a reseller of Verizon Edgecast, Highwinds, UCDN and Leaseweb.

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