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Fastly vs StackPath: What are the differences?

Fastly: 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; StackPath: Secure Edge Platform for Developers. Build your applications and services at the edge, with Edge Computing and Edge Services that give you high performance, full security, and total control.

Fastly belongs to "Content Delivery Network" category of the tech stack, while StackPath can be primarily classified under "Platform as a Service".

Some of the features offered by Fastly are:

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

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

  • VPN
  • Containers
  • Virtual Machines
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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 StackPath?

Build your applications and services at the edge, with Edge Computing and Edge Services that give you high performance, full security, and total control.
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    What are some alternatives to Fastly and StackPath?
    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.
    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.
    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 Fastly and StackPath
    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 Fastly and StackPath
    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.

    How developers use Fastly and StackPath
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    alfredxing uses FastlyFastly

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