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EdgeCast vs MaxCDN: What are the differences?

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; MaxCDN: Our CDN makes your site load faster!. 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.

EdgeCast and MaxCDN belong to "Content Delivery Network" category of the tech stack.

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, MaxCDN provides the following key features:

  • We Make You Fast- With our fast-growing network of multiple PoP locations in all parts of the globe, we mirror your content and deliver it to the neared location to your visitors. It isn't just our network that is fast, but with our state-of-art hardware, fast RAM and SSD storage, content is served at lightning fast speeds.
  • We Have Your Back- To ensure that you do not have any downtime, we have deployed redundant networks and intelligent routing that ensures selecting an alternative route if a network pathway is down.
  • We Help You Rank- Using MaxCDN will help you improve your website speed, and since this is now a ranking factor used by Google and other search engines for deciding search results, deploying MaxCDN will help you rank better, giving you more traffic.
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What is EdgeCast?

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 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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          What are some alternatives to EdgeCast and MaxCDN?
          Akamai
          If you've ever shopped online, downloaded music, watched a web video or connected to work remotely, you've probably used Akamai's cloud platform. Akamai helps businesses connect the hyperconnected, empowering them to transform and reinvent their business online. We remove the complexities of technology, so you can focus on driving your business faster forward.
          CloudFlare
          Cloudflare speeds up and protects millions of websites, APIs, SaaS services, and other properties connected to the Internet.
          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.
          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.
          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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          Decisions about EdgeCast and MaxCDN
          Justin Dorfman
          Justin Dorfman
          Developer Evangelist at StackShare · | 4 upvotes · 28.7K 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 EdgeCast and MaxCDN
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          CEO at Blueprint Marketing
          Review ofEdgeCastEdgeCast

          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.

          Review ofMaxCDNMaxCDN

          Their website only shows the prices for some aspects of the service, mainly just the bandwidth. But where they really get you is by charging high fees for everything else. Their basic rate only includes North America and Europe. You have to pay extra for other locations. Then hosting a subdomain costs $100 extra/month (no idea why, other CDNs do it for free), additional zones cost extra (normally free with other CDNs), no caching rules unless you pay extra, hidden fees for push data storage, etc etc.

          How developers use EdgeCast and MaxCDN
          Avatar of Elite Strategies
          Elite Strategies uses MaxCDNMaxCDN

          We added MaxCDN in hopes we could offer a faster loading website to our blog readers.

          Avatar of Joel Bryan Juliano
          Joel Bryan Juliano uses MaxCDNMaxCDN

          It utilizes CDN for loading Semantic-UI

          Avatar of Dan Ward
          Dan Ward uses MaxCDNMaxCDN

          CDN for MANY javascript libraries.

          Avatar of Nayemk
          Nayemk uses MaxCDNMaxCDN

          I'm jobs I'm software engineer

          Avatar of GagList
          GagList uses MaxCDNMaxCDN

          We used bootstrap CDN

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