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MaxCDN vs MetaCDN: What are the differences?

What is MaxCDN? Our CDN makes your site load faster!. 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.

What is MetaCDN? Multi-CDN that combines existing CDN networks and directs individual users to the fastest CDN provider in their region. MetaCDN harnesses and combines existing CDN networks. We offer a truly global CDN network and our patent pending technology dynamically selects the CDN provider which will be fastest for individual users.

MaxCDN and MetaCDN can be primarily classified as "Content Delivery Network" tools.

Some of the features offered by MaxCDN are:

  • 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.

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

  • Global network of 110+ PoPs. We combine multiple CDN providers into one global network. Our current suppliers are: EdgeCast, Amazon CloudFront, and Fastly.
  • Content is served from the fastest provider for individual users.
  • Extremely reliable. If one provider goes down, we will start serving content from the second fastest provider.
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What is 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.

What is MetaCDN?

MetaCDN harnesses and combines existing CDN networks. We offer a truly global CDN network and our patent pending technology dynamically selects the CDN provider which will be fastest for individual users.
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        What are some alternatives to MaxCDN and MetaCDN?
        CloudFlare
        Cloudflare speeds up and protects millions of websites, APIs, SaaS services, and other properties connected to the Internet.
        KeyCDN
        KeyCDN offers super fast and secure content delivery for minimal loading time. In addition to the CDN, it also offers advanced image processing and many other features such as live logs and Let's Encrypt SSL.
        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.
        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.
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        Decisions about MaxCDN and MetaCDN
        Justin Dorfman
        Justin Dorfman
        Developer Evangelist at StackShare | 4 upvotes 50.9K views
        MaxCDN
        MaxCDN
        GitHub Pages
        GitHub Pages
        Netlify
        Netlify
        Let's Encrypt
        Let's Encrypt
        Jekyll
        Jekyll
        Bootstrap
        Bootstrap
        jQuery
        jQuery
        Grunt
        Grunt
        Fastly
        Fastly
        #CDN
        #GoogleFonts
        #StaticSiteGenerators
        #Webperf

        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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        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 MaxCDN and MetaCDN
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        Elite Strategies uses MaxCDNMaxCDN

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

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        Joel Bryan Juliano uses MaxCDNMaxCDN

        It utilizes CDN for loading Semantic-UI

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        Dan Ward uses MaxCDNMaxCDN

        CDN for MANY javascript libraries.

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        Nayemk uses MaxCDNMaxCDN

        I'm jobs I'm software engineer

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        GagList uses MaxCDNMaxCDN

        We used bootstrap CDN

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