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Akamai vs MaxCDN: What are the differences?

What is Akamai? The leading platform for cloud, mobile, media and security across any device, anywhere. If you've ever shopped online, downloaded music, watched a web video or connected to work remotely, you've probably used Akamai's cloud platform. Akamai helps businesses connect the hyperconnected, empowering them to transform and reinvent their business online. We remove the complexities of technology, so you can focus on driving your business faster forward.

What is MaxCDN? Our CDN makes your site load faster!. The MaxCDN Content Delivery Network efficiently delivers your site’s static file through hundreds of servers instead of slogging through a single host. This "smart route" technology distributes your content to your visitors via the city closest to them.

Akamai and MaxCDN belong to "Content Delivery Network" category of the tech stack.

Stack Exchange, Disqus, and Accenture are some of the popular companies that use MaxCDN, whereas Akamai is used by Twitter, Salesforce, and Yahoo!. MaxCDN has a broader approval, being mentioned in 887 company stacks & 109 developers stacks; compared to Akamai, which is listed in 92 company stacks and 15 developer stacks.

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What is Akamai?

If you've ever shopped online, downloaded music, watched a web video or connected to work remotely, you've probably used Akamai's cloud platform. Akamai helps businesses connect the hyperconnected, empowering them to transform and reinvent their business online. We remove the complexities of technology, so you can focus on driving your business faster forward.

What is MaxCDN?

The MaxCDN Content Delivery Network efficiently delivers your site’s static file through hundreds of servers instead of slogging through a single host. This "smart route" technology distributes your content to your visitors via the city closest to them.
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        What are some alternatives to Akamai and MaxCDN?
        CloudFlare
        Cloudflare speeds up and protects millions of websites, APIs, SaaS services, and other properties connected to the Internet.
        Fastly
        Fastly's real-time content delivery network gives you total control over your content, unprecedented access to performance analytics, and the ability to instantly update content in 150 milliseconds.
        Google Cloud CDN
        Google Cloud CDN leverages Google's globally distributed edge caches to accelerate content delivery for websites and applications served out of Google Compute Engine. Cloud CDN lowers network latency, offloads origins, and reduces serving costs. Once you've set up HTTP(S) Load Balancing, simply enable Cloud CDN with a single checkbox.
        Amazon CloudFront
        Amazon CloudFront can be used to deliver your entire website, including dynamic, static, streaming, and interactive content using a global network of edge locations. Requests for your content are automatically routed to the nearest edge location, so content is delivered with the best possible performance.
        Incapsula
        Through an application-aware, global content delivery network (CDN), Incapsula provides any website and web application with best-of-breed security, DDoS protection, load balancing and failover solutions.
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        Review ofMaxCDNMaxCDN

        Their website only shows the prices for some aspects of the service, mainly just the bandwidth. But where they really get you is by charging high fees for everything else. Their basic rate only includes North America and Europe. You have to pay extra for other locations. Then hosting a subdomain costs $100 extra/month (no idea why, other CDNs do it for free), additional zones cost extra (normally free with other CDNs), no caching rules unless you pay extra, hidden fees for push data storage, etc etc.

        How developers use Akamai and MaxCDN
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        The Independent uses AkamaiAkamai

        Akamai sits at the front of the site, all assets and pages are cached for a minimum of 60 seconds. Requests to the edge peak at over 100k/s.

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        Elite Strategies uses MaxCDNMaxCDN

        We added MaxCDN in hopes we could offer a faster loading website to our blog readers.

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        Joel Bryan Juliano uses MaxCDNMaxCDN

        It utilizes CDN for loading Semantic-UI

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        Dan Ward uses MaxCDNMaxCDN

        CDN for MANY javascript libraries.

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        Nayemk uses MaxCDNMaxCDN

        I'm jobs I'm software engineer

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        GagList uses MaxCDNMaxCDN

        We used bootstrap CDN

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