|Purge All||Fully supported||Unknown|
|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||Fully supported|
|Real time statistics||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Online signup||Fully supported||Create a ticket|
|Custom CNAMEs||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Shared SSL Certificates||Fully supported||Not supported|
|Custom SSL Certificates||Additional costs||Fully supported|
|Wildcard SSL Certificates||Additional costs||Not supported|
|Support||24/7/365 Email support, 9am-5pm Chat support||24⁄7 Phone, Email and Chat support|
|Video On Demand (VoD)||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|RTMP Streaming||Not supported||Fully supported|
|Multiple CDNs||Not supported||Fully supported|
|CDN balancing tech||Not supported||Not supported|
|Storage||Additional costs||Fully supported|
|Global flat fee||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.
WebMobi Network Solutions, or just WebMobi, is a digital media content delivery provider that delivers content to the web and mobile platforms. The company is based in Kerala, India and has 17 PoPs in the US, Europe, Asia and Australia. Their edge locations are mostly concentrated in the US and despite being headquartered in India, the company only has 1 PoP the country, in the city of Cochin.
Presenting itself as a one-stop-shop for all things media delivery, WebMobi offers on-demand ‘packages’ that include bandwidth, storage and transcoding and recording minutes. There are two versions of the packages: standard and premium. The premium package includes transcoding and recording.
According to the WebMobi site, the company offers static content delivery as well. Bandwidth however, always seems to be sold in combination with storage.