BitGravity was founded in 2006, when they launched the world's first content delivery network built and optimized for on-demand video delivery and HD live streaming. BitGravity is owned by and integrated with Tata Communications, a global carrier that operates the world's largest Tier 1 network.
The Bitgravity network map has two highlights: the two POPs in Australia and the 5 POPs in India. Several CDNs don't have any POPs in those regions.
Pricing & Contract duration
Like many CDNs, Bitgravity has a tiered pricing model: the more bandwidth you use, the less you pay per unit (GB). The first bucket is up to 2 TB per month ($295 per month) and the top tier bucket is 15 TB ($1,000/m). Need more than 15 TB/month? Bitgravity offers custom price plans. Each tier/bucket has a number of GET requests included in the price (mouse over the ? icons below) , and customers pay a overage fee for extra GETs ($0.01 per 10,000 requests). Bitgravity charges a $250 setup fee.
|Pricing & Contract duration|
|Contract duration minimum||12 Months|
|Price US/EU traffic - low volume||$0.15 per GB, at 2 TB per month1 million GET requests included.|
|Price US/EU traffic - high volume||$0.07 per GB, at 15 TB per month5 million GET requests included.|
|Extra charge for APAC region traffic||67%The Starter plan is $500 for 2 TB and includes 1 million GET requests.|
Note: custom price plans are very common in the CDN market, especially for large volume customers. We recommend you always talk to the CDN provider about your needs and requirements and work with them to get a best-fit deal.
Features & Support
Bitgravity provides some nice features like Hotlink protection (other sites can't steal your bandwidth) and 24/7/365 phone and email support is always included. Per mid Feb 2013, Bitgravity will offer SSL (HTTPS) with custom hostnames.
|Features & Support|
|Push (upload to CDN servers)|
|Purge||Customers can purge files from the Bitgravity edge servers per file, per directory and do a purge of all files.|
|Gzip||Only if origin server does Gzip|
|Honors all origin server headers|
|Can override origin server headers|
|Set caching headers for pushed files||Bitgravity supports the HTTP/1.1 RFC and can support any parameters for query strings. Futhermore, Bitgravity can configure based on most customer use cases, so at the customer, host, MIME type, or URL level.|
|HTTPS||Bitgravity provides HTTPS delivery with their own shared certificates but they will be rolling out the capability of hosting third party certs by mid February 2013.|
|Control Panel & statistics||Access logs are available for an additional fee.|
|Access Logs||Access logs are available for an additional fee.|
|API||The API can be used to do Push and Purge.|
|Support||24/7/365 phone and email support included.|