Comparison of the Akamai and KeyCDN CDNs

In the tables below you can easily compare Akamai and KeyCDN 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 KeyCDN
POPs in North-America Not Available 5HelpSan Jose, Jaksonville, Indianapolis, Dallas, Washington D.C.
POPs in Europe Not Available 4HelpRoubaix (France), Milan (Italy), Istanbul (Turkey), Riga (Latvia)
POPs in Asia (not China) Not Available 4HelpSingapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo (Japan), Chennai (India)
POPs in China Not Available 0
POPs in Australia Not Available 1HelpSydney
POPs in South-America Not Available 1HelpViña del Mar (Chile)
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 KeyCDN
Price US/EU traffic - low volume Not Available $0.04 per GB
Price US/EU traffic - high volume Not Available $0.04 per GB
Extra charge for APAC region traffic Not Available 0%
Storage Not available $0.90 per GB/mHelpCustomers pay KeyCDN $0.90 per GB per month for storage, in an origin pull setup.

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 KeyCDN
Origin-Pull Yes YesHelpOrigin can be an IP address or a host name.
Push (upload to CDN servers) Yes YesHelpConfiguration possibilities are minimal.
Purge Yes YesHelpIt takes max 15 minutes to complete a purge request. Customers can configure after how long the CDN needs to check on the origin if a file is still valid.
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 Gzip
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
Control Panel & statistics Yes Yes
Access Logs Yes Yes
API Yes Yes
Support Yes YesHelp14/7 phone support. Local phone number for the US and one number for international support. Phone support is available from 8am to 10pm CET.
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