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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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Pros of Amazon CloudFront
Pros of KeyCDN
  • 245
    Fast
  • 165
    Cdn
  • 157
    Compatible with other aws services
  • 125
    Simple
  • 108
    Global
  • 41
    Cheap
  • 36
    Cost-effective
  • 27
    Reliable
  • 19
    One stop solution
  • 9
    Elastic
  • 1
    Object store
  • 1
    HTTP/2 Support
  • 40
    Pay-as-you-go
  • 36
    Cheapest cdn pricing ever
  • 27
    No subscription
  • 26
    Easy setup
  • 22
    Free shared ssl
  • 21
    Fastest cdn i've ever used
  • 16
    Ssd-optimized edge servers
  • 16
    Cheap
  • 15
    Great support
  • 14
    Quick support
  • 7
    Free Custom SSL
  • 5
    Supports HTTP/2 and available globally
  • 4
    No time limit for spending credit
  • 3
    Build for developers
  • 3
    Support Let's Encrypt
  • 2
    Supports SPDY
  • 2
    Server from Turkey
  • 2
    5 zones included
  • 2
    Easy as pie to setup
  • 2
    Brotli Support
  • 2
    No credit card required for free trial
  • 2
    Real-time Log Forwarding
  • 1
    Fastest CDN
  • 1
    Easy to setup & improve website loading speed
  • 1
    Haven't had much time to tinker, but YES
  • 1
    Its very reliable and easy to use
  • 1
    Great customer support, easy setup
  • 0
    A very capable CDN with an affordable price tag

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Cons of Amazon CloudFront
Cons of KeyCDN
  • 3
    UI could use some work
  • 1
    Invalidations take so long
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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 KeyCDN?

    KeyCDN offers super fast and secure content delivery for minimal loading time. In addition to the CDN, it also offers advanced image processing and many other features such as live logs and Let's Encrypt SSL.

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    What are some alternatives to Amazon CloudFront and KeyCDN?
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    CloudFlare
    Cloudflare speeds up and protects millions of websites, APIs, SaaS services, and other properties connected to the Internet.
    Google Cloud Storage
    Google Cloud Storage allows world-wide storing and retrieval of any amount of data and at any time. It provides a simple programming interface which enables developers to take advantage of Google's own reliable and fast networking infrastructure to perform data operations in a secure and cost effective manner. If expansion needs arise, developers can benefit from the scalability provided by Google's infrastructure.
    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.
    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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