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A Content Delivery Network (CDN) is a large distributed system of servers deployed in multiple data centers across the world which serve content to end-users with high availability and high performance. Based on the end-users location, the content is downloaded from the closest node/server resulting in faster speeds and better performance. Content Delivery Networks typically cache files on each of its servers/nodes in different location, making access even faster. CDNs also provide the content provider a degree of protection from DoS attacks by using their large distributed server infrastructure to absorb the attack traffic. Below are some quick reviews about some CDN providers which you can use.
Multiple FTP Logins
Gzip Compression Support
Upto 5 TB/Month
5 TB - 50 TB/Month
Above 50 TB/Month
Amazon CloudFront is a content delivery network (CDN) offered by Amazon Web Services. Like most AWS services, this too has a pay-as-you-go structure. The AWS CDN tool requires you to store files in Amazon’s S3 Bucket and link a Folder/Bucket to the Cloudfront Service. In Amazon CloudFront, your content is organized into distributions.
Cloudflare is a cloud-based service that provides Content Delivery Network and distributed Domain Name Services. It uses its native Intelligent Global Network technology for self-optimization. Its media delivery service distributes content such as audio, video streaming, software, Ads and web apps.
MaxCDN is a content delivery network (CDN) provider based in Los Angeles. They have 19 edge locations with over 500 peering partners in over 90 countries worldwide.Its feature set includes HTTP Referrer Protection, Real-Time Reporting, and plug-ins for popular content management systems like WordPress, Joomla,etc.
CDN77 is a UK based CDN company that focuses mainly on medium to larger size websites. They offer a pay-as-you-go model for their services.
Rackspace Inc. is a managed cloud computing company based in Texas, U.S.A. which offers both cloud and dedicated server environment services. Its CDN “Cloud Files” uses over 200 global edge locations round the world. The CloudFiles API supports open-source developer tools for Python, Java, .NET, Ruby, PHP and Node.js.
Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing platform and infrastructure, created by Microsoft which provides with a content delivery and media services for companies like T-Mobile, Boeing, GANT, Xerox and NASA. It has over 30 POP's around the world with an excellent backbone network support.
Akamai Technologies, Inc. is a cloud services provider headquartered in U.S.A. and its content delivery network is one of the world's largest distributed computing platforms. It has a huge network with over 110,000 servers across 81 countries all over the world.
KeyCDN is a CDN provider which offer a next-generation content delivery architecture from the ground up. Their mission is to develop and engineer a content delivery solution that is accessible to as many people as possible.
CDNetworks is a CDN provider that is based out of South Korea. They have over 150 points of presence in 99 cities all over the world. They provide technology, network infrastructure, and customer services for the delivery of Internet content and applications.
Highwinds Network Group is a company that was founded in 2002 and offers IP services including CDN, cloud storage, IP transit, transport and colocation. It provides a suite of CDN solutions which includes cloud storage and IP software. Highwinds features include SSL secure delivery, URL signing, HTTP referrer restriction.
CacheFly is a content delivery network provider based in Chicago and was the first company to offer CDN service that rely solely on TCP anycast for routing, rather than DNS based global load balancing. CacheFly has over 40 POPs in 6 continents; 2 in Australia and 2 in Africa and delivers content for thousands of clients in over 80 countries.