MaxCDN compared to CDNetworks

On this page you can find an overview of the features and pricing of MaxCDN and CDNetworks. 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 MaxCDN CDNetworks
PoPs 18 169
Purge All Fully supported Fully supported
Instant Purge Fully supported Unknown
Control panel Fully supported Fully supported
Origin Push Fully supported Not supported
Origin Pull Fully supported Fully supported
Origin Shield Additional costs Unknown
GZIP Compression Fully supported Fully supported
Custom Rules Fully supported Unknown
HTTP/2 Protocol Not supported Fully supported
SPDY Protocol Fully supported Not supported
Raw Access Logs Fully supported Fully supported
Real time statistics Additional costs Fully supported
Online signup Fully supported Not supported
API Purge, Statistics, Configuration Management Purge, Statistics, Configuration Management
Custom CNAMEs Fully supported Unknown
Shared SSL Certificates Fully supported Unknown
Custom SSL Certificates Additional costs Unknown
Wildcard SSL Certificates Additional costs Unknown
Support Phone, Chat and Email support 247 Phone and Email support
Video On Demand (VoD) Fully supported Fully supported
RTMP Streaming Fully supported Fully supported
Multiple CDNs Not supported Not supported
CDN balancing tech Not supported Fully supported
Storage Not supported Additional costs

Pricing MaxCDN vs CDNetworks

MaxCDN CDNetworks
Global flat fee N/A N/A
NA/EU Traffic (low volume) $0.06 per GB N/A
NA/EU Traffic (high volume) $0.03 per GB (310TB+) N/A
APAC Traffic $0.095 per GB N/A
LATAM Traffic N/A N/A
Extra costs N/A N/A

MAXCDN Description

MaxCDN is a Los Angeles-based CDN provider, founded in 2009. In 2013 the company re-branded their video on demand solution HDDN (High Definition Distribution Network), CloudCache and NetDNA products under a single MaxCDN banner.

jQuery and BootstrapCDN are hosted on the MaxCDN network, and the company supports Google’s SPDY.

Notable customers of MaxCDN include Kodak, Nissan, The Next Web, Forbes, WP Engine and WPBeginner, and BuySellAds. Some of these brands are no longer customer of MaxCDN at the time of writing.

MAXCDN Resellers

MaxCDN is resold by Warpcache. As a multi-CDN provider, Warpcache both sells a variety of CDNs in a single package, or separately depending on a client’s wishes. Get in touch here, for more information about MaxCDN, pricing and features.

CDNETWORKS Description

CDNetworks has been around since 2000, and is currently headquartered in Seoul. The company has raised capital with Shinhan Private Equity, Goldman Sachs and Oak Investment Partners, and acquired CDN competitor Panther Express in 2009. The company was bought by Japanese Telco KDDI in 2011. The provider has 169 points of presence (PoPs) worldwide.

CDNetworks offers the usual services within the CDN ecosystem, such as DDoS protection, cloud storage, Web Application Firewall (WAF), managed DNS with load balancing and video acceleration.

The CDN provider has a strong presence in emerging Internet markets such as China, Russia, India and South America. The company operates in mainland China and has been doing so for over 10 years. Currently, CDNetworks has 21 PoPs within China, which are mostly concentrated in the east of the country. The company is licensed by the Chinese government, and their CDNetworks China Acceleration service can be an alternative to homegrown CDN providers ChinaNetCenter and ChinaCache.

Similar to China acceleration, CDNetworks has a special focus on Russia. With 16 PoPs across the country, and a partnership with network operator MegaFon, CDNetworks offers a broad range of delivery services in Russia.

Customers in the portfolio of CDNetworks include Hyundai, Tesco, Samsung, L’Oreal, Forbes, The Onion, Dulton Media, LiveJournal and RuTube.

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