|Purge All||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Instant Purge||Fully supported||Unknown|
|Control panel||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Origin Push||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Origin Pull||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Origin Shield||Fully supported||Not supported|
|GZIP Compression||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Custom Rules||Fully supported||Not supported|
|HTTP/2 Protocol||Not supported||Not supported|
|SPDY Protocol||Not supported||Not supported|
|Raw Access Logs||Fully supported||Unknown|
|Real time statistics||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Online signup||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Custom CNAMEs||Fully supported||Not supported|
|Shared SSL Certificates||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Custom SSL Certificates||Additional costs||Additional costs|
|Wildcard SSL Certificates||Additional costs||Additional costs|
|Support||24/7/365 Email support, 9am-5pm Chat support||Email support|
|Video On Demand (VoD)||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|RTMP Streaming||Not supported||Not supported|
|Multiple CDNs||Not supported||Not supported|
|CDN balancing tech||Not supported||Fully supported|
|Storage||Additional costs||Not supported|
|Global flat fee||N/A||N/A|
|NA/EU Traffic (low volume)||$0.10 per GB||N/A|
|NA/EU Traffic (high volume)||$0.027 per GB (500TB+)||N/A|
|APAC Traffic||$0.150 per GB||N/A|
|LATAM Traffic||$0.20 per GB||N/A|
|Extra costs||$0.008 per 10,000 Requests||
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.
CDNlion is a Czech CDN provider founded in 2013. The team is headquartered in Prague and has sales offices in the US, UK and South Korea.
Present on six continents and with 248 points-of-presence, the company has a global reach that is built on top of OnApp’s federated CDN platform. There are a few providers in the overview that are similar to CDNlion, that all use the OnApp infrastructure - these are CDN77, CDNify, CDNsun and CDN.net.
CDNlion supports online sign-up and customers can use a 7-day free trial to get acquainted with the service.
CDNlion offers both content push and pull, free shared SSL, and loadbalancing technology. As with most CDNs, their services integrates well with a variety of CMS systems such as Drupal, Joomla, WordPress, cPanel, W3 Total Cache and Magento.