Amazon CloudFront vs Incapsula vs MetaCDN

Amazon CloudFront
Amazon CloudFront



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What is 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.

What is 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.

What is MetaCDN?

MetaCDN harnesses and combines existing CDN networks. We offer a truly global CDN network and our patent pending technology dynamically selects the CDN provider which will be fastest for individual users.

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            Review ofAmazon CloudFrontAmazon CloudFront

            I love CloudFront. All my assets are hosted by them, and they cut page load time in half, and my average bill is around $0.15/month. They're good, fast, and cheap — pick three!

            How developers use Amazon CloudFront, Incapsula, and MetaCDN
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            StackShare uses Amazon CloudFrontAmazon CloudFront

            We chose CloudFront mostly because it’s incredibly popular. But also because it’s the recommended CDN for Heroku, which means there shouldn’t be any problems using them together. Rails makes it really easy to drop in a CDN reference for your app so that when your assets get compiled, they’re shipped off to the CDN and then deployed with your app.

            So anytime we push to Heroku, we’re pushing up to CloudFront (if the assets don’t already exist). One major issue we still haven’t been able to solve involves Fonts. Has anyone actually been able to get fonts served up through CloudFront using Rails 4 and Heroku? Literally spent hours researching this and can’t find any solutions. We ended up just referencing a CDN for all the font libraries.

            We have a separate distribution for each environment, since I don’t think it’s possible to use the same distribution for the multiple domains.

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            Volkan Özçelik uses Amazon CloudFrontAmazon CloudFront

            I use CloudFront to front the static website at that I host in an s3 bucket.

            This way, I don’t have to worry about scalability or performance, as I’ll know that the content will be delivered to the users as fast as possible from the closest edge location.

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            Pathwright uses Amazon CloudFrontAmazon CloudFront

            Parked in front of an nginx instance that serves all of our static assets. Performance and reliability have been excellent, and the header pass-through rules are wonderful. Price is affordable, as well.

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            Jeff Flynn uses Amazon CloudFrontAmazon CloudFront

            In my opinion, the best Content Delivery Network for the money. This, along with other services from AWS's ecosystem make this the easy choice for CDN. Fast, simple and cheap.

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            CloudRepo uses Amazon CloudFrontAmazon CloudFront

            We use this because it's a CDN that sits in front of our static resources hosted in S3. It makes it so that users in other countries can have quick access to our portal.

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            BrightMachine uses IncapsulaIncapsula

            We use Incapsula for DDoS protection and traffic scrubbing.

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