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Fastly vs jsDelivr: What are the differences?

Developers describe Fastly 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. On the other hand, jsDelivr is detailed as "A free Open Source CDN for webmasters and developers". Unlike the competition, jsDelivr uses multiple CDN providers, resulting in the best possible uptime and performance. We currently use MaxCDN, CloudFlare, and KeyCDN.

Fastly and jsDelivr can be categorized as "Content Delivery Network" tools.

Some of the features offered by Fastly are:

  • static content delivery
  • event-driven content delivery
  • Dynamic Site Acceleration (DSA)

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

  • Open Source
  • Multi-CDN
  • Smart Load Balancing

"Real-time updates" is the top reason why over 20 developers like Fastly, while over 7 developers mention "Its fast" as the leading cause for choosing jsDelivr.

jsDelivr is an open source tool with 2.69K GitHub stars and 1.9K GitHub forks. Here's a link to jsDelivr's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, Fastly has a broader approval, being mentioned in 96 company stacks & 11 developers stacks; compared to jsDelivr, which is listed in 7 company stacks and 8 developer stacks.

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Pros of Fastly
Pros of jsDelivr
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    Real-time updates
  • 23
    Fastest CDN
  • 20
    Powerful API
  • 19
    Great support
  • 13
    Great customer support
  • 6
    Custom VCL
  • 6
    Instant Purging
  • 5
    Tag-based Purging
  • 5
    Good pricing
  • 4
    HTTP/2 Support
  • 3
    Best CDN
  • 3
    Image processing on demande (Fastly IO)
  • 3
    Speed & functionality
  • 9
    Its fast
  • 8
    Diverse POPs and support
  • 8
    Free
  • 7
    Many packages available
  • 6
    Load multiple files with single HTTP request
  • 3
    View pkg download statistics per week/month/year
  • 3
    Auto-minification by changing url extension to .min.js
  • 3
    Can add OSS packages I use
  • 2
    Worked in China
  • 1
    Easy setup, great cdn

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Cons of Fastly
Cons of jsDelivr
  • 1
    Minimum $50/mo spend
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    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.

    What is jsDelivr?

    jsDelivr is a free CDN for open source developers, with advanced features for javascript projects with access to NPM and Github It uses multiple CDN providers, resulting in the best possible uptime and performance.

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