Speedyrails diagram


Speedyrails is a hosting provider specialised in Ruby on Rails sites. The Canadian company was founded in 2006 and has facilities in Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and Miami.

Next to a variety of solutions such as managed hosting, Ruby on Rails hosting, Plesk hosting, private cloud and dedicated servers, Speedyrails also offers a CDN. The company is an Edgecast (Verizon Digital Media Services) reseller, and their pricing is available on the website. The CDN is supplied as a standalone service, and customisation options are available in terms of CDN add-ons and point-of-presence (PoP) coverage.

Verizon also has their own DNS service named Route, which is offered via Speedyrails. Pricing for both the CDN options and DNS are included in the overview below.

Speedyrails has integrated New Relic into their control panel. Clients can easily use the New Relic Ruby Performance Management (RPM) to monitor their apps deployed with Speedyrails. New Relic Bronze subscriptions are available to all Speedyrails clients, for free.

At the time of writing, Speedyrails has clients in 415 cities around the world. Speedyrails customers include, or have included Mobile Fringe, Lynx, PetalMD, Kappboom, Gen Con, Imagine Easy Solutions, Mall Maverick, Ancilla Partners Inc., Animikii Indigenous Technology and MAZ.

Multi-CDN enthousiasts will need to look elsewhere to find additional CDNs as Speedyrails only a single provider, which is EdgeCast.

Speedyrails feature overview

Fully supported Partially supported Additional costs Not supported Unknown
Feature Support
CDN balancing (DNS) Fully supported
CDNs Fully supported
Data Not supported
Integrated solution Not supported

CDN balancing (DNS)

CDN balancing (DNS) Fully supported
Failover Fully supported
Selection level N/A


CDNs in offer EdgeCast
PoPs 80+
Purge All Fully supported
Instant Purge Fully supported
Control panel Fully supported
Origin Push Fully supported
Origin Pull Fully supported
Origin Shield Fully supported
Custom Rules Fully supported
HTTP/2 Protocol Fully supported
SPDY Protocol Not supported
Raw Access Logs Fully supported
Real time statistics Fully supported
Online signup Fully supported
API Purge, Statistics, Configuration Management
Custom CNAMEs Fully supported
Shared SSL Certificates Fully supported
Custom SSL Certificates Additional costs
Wildcard SSL Certificates Additional costs
RTMP Streaming Fully supported
Video On Demand (VoD) Fully supported
Storage Additional costs


RUM data Not supported
Synthetic data Not supported


Support Phone and Email support
Additional features Managed hosting, Ruby on Rails hosting, Plesk hosting, dedicated servers, EdgeCast DNS

SPEEDYRAILS Price Overview

Complete delivery map, includes PoPs in Europe, North America, Asia (incl. India), Australia and South America. Mainland China coverage is excluded.

Prices are listed below.

EdgeCast charges setup fees and monthly fees for CDN add-ons such as SSL, custom rules (basic, advanced, device detection), analytics and reporting, token authentication, etc. and so does Speedyrails. For a full breakdown of the prices for CDN add-ons, see the Speedyrails website.

Pricing Information

Global flat fee
  • Monthly minimum charge $10
  • First 50TB $0.09 per GB
  • Next 200TB $0.06 per GB
  • Over 250TB $0.04 per GB
NA/EU Traffic (low volume) N/A
NA/EU Traffic (high volume) N/A
APAC Traffic N/A
LATAM Traffic N/A
  • For the DNS services only
  • Monthly minimum charge: $40 (includes 40+ DNS zones)
  • Standard Routing queries: $0.35 per million
  • Adaptive Availability queries: $0.50 per million
  • Health checks: $0.45 per target
  • Additional zones: $1 per zone after first 40 zones
Extra costs

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