|Purge All||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Instant Purge||Fully supported||Unknown|
|Control panel||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Origin Push||Not supported||Fully supported|
|Origin Pull||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Origin Shield||Additional costs||Not supported|
|GZIP Compression||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Custom Rules||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|HTTP/2 Protocol||Fully supported||Not supported|
|SPDY Protocol||Fully supported||Not supported|
|Raw Access Logs||Additional costs||Fully supported|
|Real time statistics||Additional costs||Unknown|
|Online signup||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|API||Purge, Statistics, Configuration Management||Purge, Statistics, Configuration Management|
|Custom CNAMEs||Additional costs||Unknown|
|Shared SSL Certificates||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Custom SSL Certificates||Additional costs||Fully supported|
|Wildcard SSL Certificates||Not supported||Fully supported|
|Support||Email support (free), Phone support (Paid)||24/7/365 Phone and Email support|
|Video On Demand (VoD)||Not supported||Not supported|
|RTMP Streaming||Not supported||Not supported|
|Multiple CDNs||Not supported||Not supported|
|CDN balancing tech||Not supported||Not supported|
|Storage||Not supported||Additional costs|
|Global flat fee||N/A||N/A|
|NA/EU Traffic (low volume)||N/A||$0.10 per GB (EMEA)|
|NA/EU Traffic (high volume)||N/A||$0.02 per GB (EMEA, 5PB+)|
|APAC Traffic||N/A||$0.16 per GB, $0.019 (India)|
|LATAM Traffic||N/A||$0.27 per GB|
|Extra costs||N/A||10,000 HTTP at requests $0.0075-$0.0165 (varies per region) 10,000 HTTPS requests at $0.01-$0.022 (varies per region)|
Not to be confused with Amazon Cloudfront, CloudFlare is a San Francisco-based CDN provider founded in 2009.
The company offers a Free plan, which includes a CloudFlare issued SSL certificate. The features included in the Free plan are basic; more become available to Pro, Business and Enterprise customers.
CloudFlare, together with Akamai, Fastly, Highwinds, Level3 and EdgeCast, is part of the Google Cloud Platform CDN Interconnect program. As part of the collaboration, 30 CloudFlare points-of-presence (PoPs) are directly connected to the Google Cloud infrastructure. When a content request comes in from a Google Cloud origin it will route directly through the interconnect between both parties rather than through the public Internet. As a result, latency is reduced for origin requests. Clients using Google Cloud also receive a discount to their egress traffic.
Texas-based cloud computing company Rackspace was founded in 1998 and is quite the household name. With their ‘Fanatical Support’ concept, the company distinguishes itself from its competitors by offering to focus on service and support rather than technology.
The core businesses of Rackspace are dedicated servers and cloud servers, though the company has a large portfolio with web services. Among others, the company offers website hosting, application migration, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Apps hosting, database and data analytics, email hosting and CDN services.
The company’s CDN is powered by Akamai, and Rackspace resells a custom map with 200 points-of-presence (PoPs):
Note that a limitation to the Rackspace CDN is that clients can only add up to 10 domains (resources) per service.
Rackspace offers a free web-based application called Rackspace Marketplace that enables clients to manage a variety of business applications in a single place. Some of the partnered apps in the Marketplace can also be purchased directly via Rackspace. Currently, the Rackspace Marketplace has integrations with:
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