CacheFly pioneered the use of TCP anycast in 2002, creating the worlds first TCP Anycast based content delivery network. CacheFly has a strong focus on static file serving, provides a 100% service level agreement and a 30-day free trial. Chicaco based Cachefly has delivered content for over 2000 clients (incl. Toyota, Bank of America, LG), based in over 80 countries around the globe.
CacheFly has POPs in 4 continents, including 2 in Australia. They provide ProtectServe, an innovative platform that allows customers full access to their files at all times and a simple interface for modifying files without the need for complicated network API's.
Pricing & Contract duration
Cachefly works with monthly price plans and is very flexble when it comes to switching price plans. Nice to know: 304 and HEAD responses are billed for 0 bytes and customers are billed for the (Gzip) compressed filesize only.
|Pricing & Contract duration|
|Contract duration minimum||1 Months|
|Price US/EU traffic - low volume||$0.37 per GB, at 250 GB per monthThis is the PLUS package: $99/month for 256 GB data transfer.|
|Price US/EU traffic - high volume||$0.12 per GB, at 50 TB per monthThis is the price level in a custom plan. The CacheFly site mentions price/GB can be as low as $0.03/GB, and that is true but you have to do really high volume (many petabytes) to get that price.|
|Extra charge for APAC region traffic||0%|
|Storage||Lots of space included1000 MB included in the cheapest package (PLUS, 37 cents/GB transfer) and this increases as volume increases. E.g. for 50 TB transfer, the storage is 100 GB. Excess storage is charged at $15/GB regardless of the price plan.|
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
CacheFly provides instantaneous setup, all the key features (incl HTTPS support and an API) and real-time traffic reporting. New files are available immediately at the edge, changed files are available within 10-40 seconds of disconnecting the upload process.
|Features & Support|
|Origin-Pull||The Pricing page on the CacheFly site mentions that PLUS customers can't do Origin-Pull, but that is not true.|
|Push (upload to CDN servers)||FTP, SFTP, SCP or rsync.|
|Gzip||Resend from origin, or compress on edgeCachefly will (of course) not re-compress files that are already being sent compressed by the origin server.|
|Honors all origin server headers|
|Can override origin server headers|
|Set caching headers for pushed files||The rules engine allows you to set custom expire headers by file extension and folder.|
|Control Panel & statistics|