easyDNS compared to Amazon Route53

On this page you can find an overview of the features and pricing of easyDNS and Amazon Route53. 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 easyDNS Amazon Route53
CDN balancing (DNS) Fully supported Fully supported
CDNs Not supported Partially supported
Data Not supported Fully supported
Integrated solution Not supported Not supported

CDN balancing (DNS)

CDN balancing (DNS) Fully supported Fully supported
Failover N/A Fully supported
Selection level N/A Country level, state level (US)

CDNs

CDNs in offer N/A N/A
PoPs N/A N/A
Purge All N/A N/A
Instant Purge N/A N/A
Control panel N/A N/A
Origin Push N/A N/A
Origin Pull N/A N/A
Origin Shield N/A N/A
Custom Rules N/A N/A
HTTP/2 Protocol N/A N/A
SPDY Protocol N/A N/A
Raw Access Logs N/A N/A
Real time statistics N/A N/A
Online signup N/A N/A
API N/A N/A
Custom CNAMEs N/A N/A
Shared SSL Certificates N/A N/A
Custom SSL Certificates N/A N/A
Wildcard SSL Certificates N/A N/A
RTMP Streaming N/A N/A
Video On Demand (VoD) N/A N/A
Storage N/A N/A

Data

RUM data N/A Not supported
Synthetic data N/A Fully supported

Other

Support All customers

8:30am to 6:00pm EST Monday-Friday

12:00pm to 6:00pm Saturday-Sunday

Enterprise

247 support

Phone and Email support (extra charge), Community Forum (free)
Additional features Email delivery, domain registration, web hosting Domain name registration, other AWS services

Pricing easyDNS vs Amazon Route53

easyDNS Amazon Route53
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
Queries See bundles in description Standard Queries

  • $0.400 per million queries (first 1 Billion queries per month)
  • $0.200 per million queries (over 1 Billion queries per month)

Latency Based Routing Queries

  • $0.600 per million queries (first 1 Billion queries per month)
  • $0.300 per million queries (over 1 Billion queries per month)

Geo DNS Queries

  • $0.700 per million queries (first 1 Billion queries per month)
  • $0.350 per million queries (over 1 Billion queries per month)
Extra costs N/A Traffic Flow:

  • $50 per policy per month

Hosted Zones:

  • $0.50 per zone per month (first 25 zones)
  • $0.10 per zone per month (over 25 zones)

Health Checks:

  • $0.50 per check per month (AWS endpoints)
  • $0.75 per check per month (non-AWS endpoints)

Optional Health Check Features:

  • $1 per feature per month (AWS endpoints)
  • $2 per feature per month (non-AWS endpoints)

EASYDNS Description

easyDNS Technologies Inc. or just easyDNS is a Canada-based Internet Service Provider founded in 1998. The company supplies web hosting, email, domain registration and managed Anycast DNS.

The company provides a REST based API to connect to the easyDNS platform, of which the documentation can be found here.

easyDNS has been the center of controversy a few times. Most notably is the aftermath of a confusion between the company and similarly-named EveryDNS. EveryDNS cut WikiLeaks off their DNS service, and easyDNS faced some of the resulting backlash due to mixups of both company names on Twitter. While initially being uninvolved with WikiLeaks, easyDNS now hosts three WikiLeaks domains, as per their request. These domains are wikileaks.org, wikileaks.ch and wikileaks.nl. Find more information on the affair here.

Clients of easyDNS include, or have included PHP, Debian, The Horde Project, Enlightenment, City of Toronto, thestar.com and Torstar, Versature, Sun Life Financial, Zero Hedge and Toronto 2015 Pan Am / Parapan Am Games.

Amazon ROUTE53 Description

Amazon Route53 is the DNS web service of Amazon Web Services (AWS). It’s part of the larger AWS ecosystem that also includes, among others:

  • Storage: S3, Glacier
  • CDN: Cloudfront
  • Networking: domain name registration, Traffic Flow
  • Databases: DynamoDB, SimpleDB, ElastiCache, Redshift, Kinesis
  • Application services: payments, email service, API gateway, transcoding, queue and notification services
  • Management: directory service, Elastic MapReduce, key management service
  • Deployment: CloudFormation, Elastic Beanstalk, CodeDeploy
  • Compute: Elastic Compute Cloud, Elastic MapReduce, Lambda

Route53 allows the routing of users both to other AWS services and to non-Amazon infrastructure. Management of the DNS and of other AWS services can be done via a graphical web interface.

Amazon’s Route53 Traffic Flow product enables clients to route traffic according to different preferences, such as Round Robin, latency based routing or Geo DNS. All types come with DNS failover.

Amazon provides a 100% available SLA for Route53, meaning that the company warrants that the service is up and running all the time, every month.

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