Company profile

EdgeCast was founded in 2006 and operates out of Santa Monica, CA in the US. EdgeCast claims to be constantly rated amongst the fastest CDNs and participates in the Global Internet Speedup initiative. EdgeCast has 200+ employees and more than 4,000 customers including Wordpress.com, Tumblr, Imgur and Pinterest.

Network Map

EdgeCast identified a smaller number of strategic global locations near primary Internet Exchange Points, and built supercharged points of presence, called SuperPOPs. These SuperPOPs have massive amounts of computing and caching power and are directly connected to all the major backbone networks. EdgeCast CDN Network Map

Pricing & Contract duration

EdgeCast does not make CDN pricing info public. Get in touch with them if you want to discuss their services and get a quote.

Pricing & Contract duration
Contract duration minimum12 Months
Price US/EU traffic - low volumeNot Available
Price US/EU traffic - high volumeNot Available
Extra charge for APAC region trafficNot Available
StorageNot available

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

EdgeCast is a high-end CDN and has all the basic features, and more, like multiple origins and CNAMEs and an HTTP Rules Engine that gives you highly granular control over how, when - and even if - your content is served. EdgeCast provides robust security features prevent hotlinking, piracy, and other forms of content theft.

Features & Support
Origin-PullYes
Push (upload to CDN servers)Yes
PurgeYes
Purge AllYes
GzipResend from origin, or compress on edgeHelpBy default, all Gzip compression is off, even if the origin sends a file compressed. EdgeCast does gzipping on the edge servers and this is easy to turn on in the online control panel. You can define the MIME types for files that should be compressed yourself which is great. Files larger than 1MB will never be served with compression, but that should not be a problem. If you want EdgeCast to honor the origin server compression on a cache miss request, you have to ask your EdgeCast account manager explicitly this on.
Persistent connectionsYes
Honors all origin server headersYes
Can override origin server headersYesHelpEdgeCast offers 3 modes for handling files with query string parameters (for example all.css?v=1). This can come in quite handy in some cases.
Set caching headers for pushed filesYes
Custom CNAMEsYesHelpYou can have multiple origins and CNAMEs. It's easy to setup in the online control panel. EdgeCast gives the IP addresses (ranges) of all their POPs, so you can whitelist the access to your origin if you need to.
HTTPSYes
Control Panel & statisticsYesHelpEdgeCast provides an easy-to-use, intuitive online panel. It includes lots of reports, like Traffic Summary, Data Transferred, Cache Hit Ratio and CDN Storage. You can add Users and grant each user access to specific sections in the control panel.
Access LogsYes
APIYes
SupportYesHelpYou get a dedicated account manager and you will also be assigned a dedicated implementation engineer.

Get in touch with EdgeCast

Resellers

If you don't want the 12 month contract you can still use the EdgeCast CDN by signing up with a reseller.

GoGrid

GoGrid offers Pay As You Go prices for EdgeCast CDN services. They charge a bit more than Speedyrails: price per GB is $0.25 and a $0.60/GB storage fee.
Learn more about using EdgeCast via GoGrid

Speedyrails

Speedyrails offers Pay As You Go prices for EdgeCast CDN services, with a low threshold: CDN only customers have a minimum $10 per month commitment. The price per GB is $0.15 and you get 1GB free storage if you do Origin-Pull. Speedyrails offers additional paid services, including standard or custom SSL certificate and RSYNC/SFTP Service (replication).
Learn more about using EdgeCast via Speedyrails

Turbobytes

Turbobytes offers a multi-CDN service, enabling you to have your static content delivered by 6 global content delivery networks, not just one. Turbobytes closely monitors CDN performance, analyzes the data in real-time and makes intelligent decisions on which CDN to use where in the world. Result: content is always delivered by the fastest CDN, everywhere, all the time.
Turbobytes makes multi-CDN easy: one simple contract, automated performance optimization and a friendly Cancel-Anytime policy.
Learn more about using EdgeCast via Turbobytes

JodiHost

As an Edgecast reseller, JodiHost can guarantee high-quality service to its customers and does all possible to give clients an opportunity to get this service at low prices, starting from $1.9/mbps or $0.05/GB. Also, all customers can get a free test to explore the services themselves before making a decision.
Learn more about using EdgeCast via JodiHost