CDNlion compared to Akamai

On this page you can find an overview of the features and pricing of CDNlion and Akamai. 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 CDNlion Akamai
PoPs 248 ~2200
Purge All Fully supported Fully supported
Instant Purge Unknown Not supported
Control panel Fully supported Fully supported
Origin Push Fully supported Fully supported
Origin Pull Fully supported Fully supported
Origin Shield Not supported Additional costs
GZIP Compression Fully supported Fully supported
Custom Rules Not supported Fully supported
HTTP/2 Protocol Not supported Fully supported
SPDY Protocol Not supported Not supported
Raw Access Logs Unknown Fully supported
Real time statistics Fully supported Not supported
Online signup Fully supported Not supported
API Unknown Purge, Statistics, Configuration Management
Custom CNAMEs Not supported Fully supported
Shared SSL Certificates Fully supported Fully supported
Custom SSL Certificates Additional costs Additional costs
Wildcard SSL Certificates Additional costs Additional costs
Support Email support Phone and Email support, Community Forum
Video On Demand (VoD) Fully supported Fully supported
RTMP Streaming Not supported Fully supported
Multiple CDNs Not supported Not supported
CDN balancing tech Fully supported Not supported
Storage Not supported Not supported

Pricing CDNlion vs Akamai

CDNlion Akamai
Global flat fee N/A N/A
NA/EU Traffic (low volume) N/A N/A
NA/EU Traffic (high volume) N/A N/A
APAC Traffic N/A N/A
LATAM Traffic N/A N/A
Extra costs
  • US & Canada: $49 per TB / $0,049 per GB
  • Europe: $49 per TB / $0,049 per GB
  • Asia: $119 per TB / $0,119 per GB
  • South America: $179 per TB / $0,179 per GB
  • Australia: $199 per TB / $0,199 per GB
  • Africa: $699 per TB / $0,699 per GB
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CDNLION Description

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.

AKAMAI Description

One of the older, and most well-known CDN providers is Akamai Technologies. Founded in 1998, the company has served notable customers such as Twitter, Adobe, Facebook, Nintendo, Sky and Fox, BBC and CNN, and Bing.

Accounting for a large portion of the world’s Web traffic, Akamai’s Intelligent Cloud Computing Platform is built on top of 200,000 servers, in over 110 countries, within more than 1,400 networks in the world.

In the CDN industry, Akamai Technologies is a large player. The company holds a variety of CDN related patents, and is no stranger to patent infringement disputes. In 2005 Akamai Technologies acquired competitor Speedera, a move that ended a long-lasting dispute over Speedera-held patents. Additionally, Akamai has been in a dispute with Limelight Networks since 2006 over an alleged patent infringement - a case that came to an end in August 2015, with Limelight being held liable for the infringement.

Through the Google Cloud Platform CDN Interconnect program, Akamai has established a peering arrangement with Google’s Cloud Platform. Joined by Highwinds, CloudFlare, Fastly, Level3 and EdgeCast, Akamai has established private interconnects with Google edge locations, to the benefit of both parties customers. Compared to data traffic routing over the public Internet, traffic via the interconnects suffers less latency, and the connection is more reliable. Google Cloud platform who use GCE as their origin receive a discount to their egress origin traffic routed via Akamai.

AKAMAI Resellers

Akamai has an extensive reseller program and works with a large amount of partners to resell its services. One of those parties is Warpcache.

Interested in learning more about the company, Akamai services and Akamai pricing? Contact Warpcache here.

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