Amazon CloudFront vs KeyCDN: What are the differences?
Amazon CloudFront: Content delivery with low latency and high data transfer speeds. 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; KeyCDN: A CDN crafted with ease and simplicity in mind - speed up your website. KeyCDN is a superfast Content Delivery Network with best prices on the market. This CDN allows you to accelerate any kind of content.
Amazon CloudFront and KeyCDN can be primarily classified as "Content Delivery Network" tools.
Some of the features offered by Amazon CloudFront are:
- Fast- Using a network of edge locations around the world, Amazon CloudFront caches copies of your static content close to viewers, lowering latency when they download your objects and giving you the high, sustained data transfer rates needed to deliver large popular objects to end users at scale.
- Simple- A single API call lets you get started distributing content from your Amazon S3 bucket or Amazon EC2 instance or other origin server through the Amazon CloudFront network.
- Designed for use with other Amazon Web Services Amazon CloudFront is designed for use with other Amazon Web Services, including Amazon S3, where you can durably store the definitive versions of your static files, and Amazon EC2, where you can run your application server for dynamically generated content.
On the other hand, KeyCDN provides the following key features:
- HTTP/2 support
- Free automated Let's Encrypt SSL
- Pay-as-you-go pricing
"Fast" is the top reason why over 245 developers like Amazon CloudFront, while over 39 developers mention "Pay-as-you-go" as the leading cause for choosing KeyCDN.
According to the StackShare community, Amazon CloudFront has a broader approval, being mentioned in 3387 company stacks & 621 developers stacks; compared to KeyCDN, which is listed in 34 company stacks and 12 developer stacks.
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