Peer5 compared to MaxCDN

On this page you can find an overview of the features and pricing of Peer5 and MaxCDN. 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 Peer5 MaxCDN
PoPs N/A 18
Purge All N/A Fully supported
Instant Purge N/A Fully supported
Control panel Additional costs Fully supported
Origin Push N/A Fully supported
Origin Pull N/A Fully supported
Origin Shield Not supported Additional costs
GZIP Compression Fully supported Fully supported
Custom Rules Fully supported Fully supported
HTTP/2 Protocol N/A Not supported
SPDY Protocol N/A Fully supported
Raw Access Logs Fully supported Fully supported
Real time statistics Additional costs Additional costs
Online signup Fully supported Fully supported
API Fully supported Purge, Statistics, Configuration Management
Custom CNAMEs N/A Fully supported
Shared SSL Certificates N/A Fully supported
Custom SSL Certificates N/A Additional costs
Wildcard SSL Certificates N/A Additional costs
Support None/ online and email/ online, email and skype, based on pricing tier Phone, Chat 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 Not supported
Storage Not supported Not supported

Pricing Peer5 vs MaxCDN

Peer5 MaxCDN
Global flat fee N/A N/A
NA/EU Traffic (low volume) N/A $0.06 per GB
NA/EU Traffic (high volume) N/A $0.03 per GB (310TB+)
APAC Traffic N/A $0.095 per GB
LATAM Traffic N/A N/A
Extra costs N/A N/A

Peer5 Description

Peer5 is a peer-to-peer or p2p CDN, which means that for the distribution of content they redirect traffic from user to user. This also means that they do not have their own servers to distribute content from. As a result, a p2p CDN functions differently from a regular CDN. The best use case scenarios are larger livestreams, and/or very localized content. For a closer look at how p2p CDNs work please read this article.

With offices in California and Tel Aviv, Peer5 has built a a p2p CDN that is infinitely scalable, and only uses JavaScript to function. Peer5 uses WebRTC to distribute its content. The Peer5 service is an addition to a standard (multi)CDN setup, but doesn’t replace it. Peer5 also has native integrations with various video players including, but not limited to: Video.js, JWPlayer, Flowplayer, and Kaltura. The infrastructure runs on Google Cloud, Amazon WebServices, and Microsoft Azure to make it more reliable. The content on the streams is divided in chunks and later reconstructed to make the delivery from the p2p structure and edge server easier to balance.

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. Additionlly, in 2016 MaxCDN was aqcuired by StackPath.

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.

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