NS1 compared to easyDNS

On this page you can find an overview of the features and pricing of NS1 and easyDNS. 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 NS1 easyDNS
CDN balancing (DNS) Fully supported Fully supported
CDNs Not supported Not supported
Data Fully supported Not supported
Integrated solution Not supported Not supported

CDN balancing (DNS)

CDN balancing (DNS) Fully supported Fully supported
Failover Fully supported N/A
Selection level Country level, state level (US) and AS (NS1 Pulsar) N/A

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 Fully supported N/A
Synthetic data Fully supported N/A

Other

Support 24×7 Email support (Business Plan)

24×7 Email and Phone support (Pro and Enterprise Plan)

All customers

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

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

Enterprise

247 support

Additional features Dedicated DNS, NS1 Pulsar Email delivery, domain registration, web hosting

Pricing NS1 vs easyDNS

NS1 easyDNS
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 Depends on the bundle See bundles in description
Extra costs Pulsar, phone support, emergency support and professional services N/A

NSONE Description

NSONE or NS1 is a provider of intelligent DNS and traffic management services. The company is headquartered in New York, and has offices in San Francisco and in Singapore. Founded in 2013 by a team with first-hand experience in building content delivery networks (CDNs), infrastructure APIs and cloud platforms, NSONE came about to enable and improve present day’s dynamic infrastructures.

NS1 leverages infrastructure, network and real time user data to allow customers on their platform to create customised routing setups for a wide variety of applications. They offer data driven traffic management, managed DNS and dedicated DNS. Their product Pulsar is designed for real-time performance-based traffic routing, and offers fully automated traffic management functionality that can be used in a multi-CDN solution.

Note that NS1 does not include a content delivery network in its offering. Customers interested in their services will need to acquire multiple CDNs elsewhere in order to build a multi-CDN solution.

Current and or past customers of NS1 include Yelp, imgur, PulsePoint, onelogin, Algolia, Teridion, Thaifriendly, CDN provider MaxCDN and multi-CDN provider TurboBytes.

The network status of NS1 can be viewed here. The company has had periods of downtime and degraded performance, which have had a direct impact on clients. For more comparative information specifically on DNS performance we recommend websites such as DNSPerf.

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.

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