Comparison of the Akamai and CDNify CDNs

In the tables below you can easily compare Akamai and CDNify for POP locations, pricing and features & support. We hope this helps you better understand the similarities and differences between these Content Delivery Networks.

POP locations Akamai CDNify
POPs in North-America Not Available 9HelpLos Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Denver, Dallas, Atlanta, Chicago, New York, Orlando.
POPs in Europe Not Available 6HelpAmsterdam, London, Frankfurt, Roubaix (FR), Milan, Madrid.
POPs in Asia (not China) Not Available 3HelpHong Kong, Singapore, Chennai
POPs in China Not Available 0
POPs in Australia Not Available 0
POPs in South-America Not Available 0
POPs in Middle-East Not Available 0
POPs in Africa Not Available 0

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.

Pricing Akamai CDNify
Price US/EU traffic - low volume Not Available $0.07 per GB, at 150 GB per month
Price US/EU traffic - high volume Not Available $0.04 per GB, at 50 TB per month
Extra charge for APAC region traffic Not Available 0%
Storage 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 CDNify
Origin-Pull Yes Yes
Push (upload to CDN servers) Yes No
Purge Yes YesHelpNo directory purge. Purge executes on all POPs within a few seconds.
Purge All Yes Yes
Gzip Resend from origin, or compress on edgeHelpThe 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. Only if origin server does GzipHelpSupported content types: text/css, application/x-javascript, text/xml, application/xml, application/xml+rss, text/javascript, application/json, application/javascript
Persistent connections Yes Yes
Honors all origin server headers Yes Yes
Can override origin server headers Yes Yes
Set caching headers for pushed files Yes Yes
Custom CNAMEs Yes Yes
HTTPS Yes YesHelpShared and custom cert.
Control Panel & statistics Yes Yes
Access Logs Yes No
API Yes Yes
Support Yes YesHelpNo phone support.
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