EdgeCast vs KeyCDN: What are the differences?
What is EdgeCast? The world's fastest and most reliable content delivery network. EdgeCast is a content delivery network (CDN) that helps companies accelerate and deliver static and dynamic content to end users around the world. Major customers include Yahoo!, Tumblr, Pinterest, Wordpress, and Imgur. The company has about 4,500 customers (as of June 2012) and carries about 5% of the world’s internet traffic.
What is 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.
EdgeCast and KeyCDN can be categorized as "Content Delivery Network" tools.
Some of the features offered by EdgeCast are:
- Caching- From whole sites to mobile, our acceleration and delivery services will bring you to the world's digital doorstep.
- Application Delivery- Accelerate delivery of your web applications and non-static content.
- Streaming- Flash, Silverlight, or HTTP – live or on-demand, we'll deliver it better than anyone.
On the other hand, KeyCDN provides the following key features:
- HTTP/2 support
- Free automated Let's Encrypt SSL
- Pay-as-you-go pricing
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Platform Update: we’ve been using the Performance Test tool provided by KeyCDN for a long time in combination with Pingdom's similar tool and the #WebpageTest and #GoogleInsight - we decided to test out KeyCDN for static asset hosting. The results for the endpoints were superfast - almost 200% faster than CloudFlare in some tests and 370% faster than imgix . So we’ve moved Washington Brown from imgix for hosting theme images, to KeyCDN for hosting all images and static assets (Font, CSS & JS). There’s a few things that we like about “Key” apart from saving $6 a month on the monthly minimum spend ($4 vs $10 for imgix). Key allow for a custom CNAME (no more advertising imgix.com in domain requests and possible SEO improvements - and easier to swap to another host down the track). Key allows JPEG/WebP image requests based on clients ‘accept’ http headers - imgix required a ?auto=format query string on each image resource request - which can break some caches. Key allows for explicitly denying cookies to be set on a zone/domain; cookies are a big strain on limited upload bandwidth so to be able to force these off is great - Cloudflare adds a cookie to every header… for “performance reasons”… but remember “if you’re getting a product something for free…”
I have been using edge cast for approximately 5 years. Their support is nothing short of fantastic.
Their pricing is beyond fair and when you consider them some of the competitors if you are big enough you can negotiate if you are a smaller company Google resellers you will find deals everywhere.
They are the fastest CDN available I have used all the big names and it has all come down to EdgeCast they can do everything I want including allowing me to fix coding issues on clients websites automatically with their ADN application delivery network. By applying Google page speed through the ADN which is a CDN that has Google page speed, accelerates both dynamic and static content along with incredible analytics uptime management and their new DNS with geo-IP makes them a fantastic company to work with.
To everyone that EdgeCast thank you so much for all your help.
Using it with my webforum (9000 Users/Month / 600.000 Requests) Easy to integrate with existing documentations for all big applications, free ssl support with let's encrypt or own certificate. Ability to use own domain (like cdn.yourdomain.org). You only pay for that what you're really using (pay as you go).
Using KeyCDN already a little bit more then one year, i love it. Loadspeed improved heavily (without: 2,5-4s | with (0,5-1,2s).
Support is very fast and helpful in any situation.
And the most important thing: cheaper then others. while being much faster.
I can only recommend everyone to use KeyCDN.
But please keep this in mind, unused credits will expire after one year if there wasn't a payment for more than a year but you can retain them with any payment for another year before the expiry.
KeyCDN is a simple-to-use and reliable solution to decrease page load times around the world. In particular, I enjoy the simplicity of the dashboard provided, the CMS integration documentation, custom sub-domain configuration, and Let's Encrypt support.
As an individual user, I use KeyCDN for a variety of different personal projects, some of which may experience high traffic at peak times. I have never once had an issue with the KeyCDN service and it has served me well over the past year.
My one and only issue with KeyCDN is that there is a minimum purchase requirement and that the credits purchased will expire after one year. Still, one could rationalize KeyCDN as a yearly subscription service this way and it would still be a good deal for those who need a reliable CDN provider.
Turned out to be the best CDN of the ones we tried (including CloudFront, CacheFly, and MaxCDN). It's by far the best modern, well designed, and easy to use interface. It seems to have every feature we could need, including SPDY support (which CloudFront still lacks), an API that allows easy free cache invalidation, HTTPS SNI, and real-time logging.
It didn't seem to be very fast at first and we almost stopped using them, but it turns out they have an odd quirk where they don't cache pages that don't set a Content-Length header (which PHP pages normally don't). Once we set up a work-around for that issue, it worked very well. Hopefully that's an issue they can fix on their end eventually.
The ability to fine tune the configuration of each zone to a specific business goal. The robust set of features available at no extra cost such as: HTTP2, Custom SSL, GZip Compression, HLS optimisation. Quick addition of latest technologies such as the Brotli compression algorithm. Still have one minus, is limit of 5 zones only. Very recommend to use
I was using MaxCdn for a few years and found it too expensive for my low traffic wordpress sites. Then I found KeyCDN and found all the same features and benefits for half the price. I have been pretty happy using KeyCDN and switching over to them has been painless.