Comparison of the Akamai and CDNetworks CDNs
In the tables below you can easily compare Akamai and CDNetworks for POP locations, pricing and features & support. We hope this helps you better understand the similarities and differences between these Content Delivery Networks.
A POP is a Point Of Presence, an access point to the Internet. It is a physical, strategically placed location that houses multiple CDN servers.
|Price US/EU traffic - low volume||Not Available||Not Available|
|Price US/EU traffic - high volume||Not Available||Not Available|
|Extra charge for APAC region traffic||Not Available||Not 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||Akamai||CDNetworks|
|Push (upload to CDN servers)|
|Gzip||Resend from origin, or compress on edgeThe Last Mile Accelerator feature will compress content before delivery to the end user, and is intended to assist in cases where the origin server cannot compress the content before serving, for whatever reason.||The CDN handles the gzipping|
|Honors all origin server headers|
|Can override origin server headers|
|Set caching headers for pushed files|
|Custom CNAMEs||CNAME is available for secure webpages as well, but you need to pay extra for this.|
|HTTPS||It costs extra.|
|Control Panel & statistics|
|Learn more about Akamai||Learn more about CDNetworks|
|Contact Akamai ››||Contact CDNetworks ››|