Section.io is a “delivery platform created by developers for developers”. The Australian company was founded in 2015 by Stewart McGrath and Daniel Bartholomew, and developed by the team behind Squixa - a web performance acceleration company with multi-CDN. Squixa has since been renamed and made part of section.io.
The team behind section.io aims to give developers of ops and apps teams control over their solution, and make it easy to use. From their own experience they found CDNs to be clunky, and packed with features that do not necessarily fit the needs of developers. They apply the agile DevOps principles to content delivery. Section.io automates the setup process for a Varnish installation and gives clients access and control over the configuration. Their platform platform lets clients run their own Varnish Configuration Language (VCL), both in development and in production.
Included features are logs, alerting, usage statistics and SSL. In addition, section.io supports HTTP/2.
|Purge All||Feature fully supported by section.io|
|Instant Purge||Feature fully supported by section.io|
|Control panel||Feature fully supported by section.io|
|Origin Push||Feature not supported by section.io|
|Origin Pull||Feature fully supported by section.io|
|Origin Shield||Unknown support for this feature by section.io|
|GZIP Compression||Feature fully supported by section.io|
|Custom Rules||Unknown support for this feature by section.io|
|HTTP/2 Protocol||Feature fully supported by section.io|
|SPDY Protocol||Feature not supported by section.io|
|Raw Access Logs||Feature fully supported by section.io|
|Real time statistics||Feature fully supported by section.io|
|Online signup||Feature fully supported by section.io|
|API||Purge, Statistics, Configuration Management|
|Custom CNAMEs||Feature fully supported by section.io|
|Shared SSL Certificates||Feature fully supported by section.io|
|Custom SSL Certificates||Unknown support for this feature by section.io|
|Wildcard SSL Certificates||Unknown support for this feature by section.io|
|Video On Demand (VoD)||Feature not supported by section.io|
|RTMP Streaming||Feature not supported by section.io|
|Multiple CDNs||Feature not supported by section.io|
|CDN balancing tech||Feature not supported by section.io|
|Storage||Feature not supported by section.io|
The pricing model of section.io is slightly different than the usual CDN pricing we’re familiar with. The company charges for pageviews instead of bandwidth.
Platform includes alerting via Umpire, searchable Kibana logs, metrics via Tessera and Graphite, developer API and a local development environment.
ModSecurity includes HTTP/2 support, TLS/HTTPS via SNI, a global network and PCI compliant infrastructure.
Clients can sign up for a 14-day free trial on the section.io website.
|Global flat fee||N/A|
|NA/EU Traffic (low volume)||N/A|
|NA/EU Traffic (high volume)||N/A|