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CacheFly vs Fastly: What are the differences?

Developers describe CacheFly as "A leading content delivery network provider based in Chicago, IL". CacheFly is the world鈥檚 fastest Content Delivery Network (CDN), delivering rich-media content up to 10x faster than traditional delivery methods. Launched in 2002 as the first TCP anycast-based CDN, CacheFly pioneered the ability to deliver rich-media content faster and more reliably than traditional delivery methods. On the other hand, Fastly is detailed as "We're redefining content delivery". 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.

CacheFly and Fastly belong to "Content Delivery Network" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by CacheFly are:

  • Up to 10x faster performance
  • Lower bandwidth costs
  • Scalable, on-demand capacity

On the other hand, Fastly provides the following key features:

  • static content delivery
  • event-driven content delivery
  • Dynamic Site Acceleration (DSA)
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What is CacheFly?

CacheFly is the world鈥檚 fastest Content Delivery Network (CDN), delivering rich-media content up to 10x faster than traditional delivery methods. Launched in 2002 as the first TCP anycast-based CDN, CacheFly pioneered the ability to deliver rich-media content faster and more reliably than traditional delivery methods.

What is 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.
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        What are some alternatives to CacheFly and Fastly?
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        CloudFlare
        Cloudflare speeds up and protects millions of websites, APIs, SaaS services, and other properties connected to the Internet.
        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.
        MaxCDN
        The MaxCDN Content Delivery Network efficiently delivers your site鈥檚 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.
        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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        Decisions about CacheFly and Fastly
        Justin Dorfman
        Justin Dorfman
        Developer Evangelist at StackShare | 4 upvotes 28K views
        Fastly
        Fastly
        Grunt
        Grunt
        jQuery
        jQuery
        Bootstrap
        Bootstrap
        Jekyll
        Jekyll
        Let's Encrypt
        Let's Encrypt
        Netlify
        Netlify
        GitHub Pages
        GitHub Pages
        MaxCDN
        MaxCDN
        #Webperf
        #StaticSiteGenerators
        #GoogleFonts
        #CDN

        When my SSL cert MaxCDN was expiring on my personal site I decided it was a good time to revamp some things. Since GitHub Services is depreciated I can no longer have #CDN cache purges automated among other things. So I decided on the following: GitHub Pages, Netlify, Let's Encrypt and Jekyll. Staying the same was Bootstrap, jQuery, Grunt & #GoogleFonts.

        What's awesome about GitHub Pages is that it has a #CDN (Fastly) built-in and anytime you push to master, it purges the cache instantaneously without you have to do anything special. Netlify is magic, I highly recommend it to anyone using #StaticSiteGenerators.

        For the most part, everything went smoothly. The only things I had issues with were the following:

        • If you want to point www to GitHub Pages you need to rename the repo to www
        • If you edit something in the _config.yml you need to restart bundle exec jekyll s or changes won't show
        • I had to disable the Grunt htmlmin module. I replaced it with Jekyll layout that compresses HTML for #webperf

        Last but certainly not least, I made a donation to Let's Encrypt. If you use their service consider doing it too: https://letsencrypt.org/donate/

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        Reviews of CacheFly and Fastly
        Review ofFastlyFastly

        In addition to having a great service, a powerful API and a perfect uptime the one thing that's really awesome about Fastly is their support. They respond really fast, are very knowledgeable, and do everything they can to help you with your problem (and that includes 1-to-1 chat on irc, skype/hangout call, etc.). Such a great experience.

        Review ofFastlyFastly

        Incredible. Lets us cache dynamic pages. Makes other CDNs feel like unwieldy beasts. Support is second to none.

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