Comparison of the Highwinds and CDN77 CDNs

In the tables below you can easily compare Highwinds and CDN77 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 Highwinds CDN77
POPs in North-America 13HelpAshburn (13), Atlanta (2), Chicago (4), Dallas (4), Los Angeles (13), Miami (1), New York (8), Newark (1), Phoenix (6), San Francisco (2), San Jose/Sunnyvale (7), Seattle (3) and Toronto (3). 7
POPs in Europe 7HelpAmsterdam (6), Brussels, Frankfurt, London (2), Paris, Madrid, and Stockholm. 12Helpincluding Madrid, Kiev, Moscow and Ankara
POPs in Asia (not China) 3HelpSeoul, Singapore and Tokyo 5Helpincl New Dehli and Seoul
POPs in China 0 0
POPs in Australia 1HelpSydney 1
POPs in South-America 2HelpRio de Janeiro (1) and São Paulo (3). 3HelpBrazil (2) and Chile
POPs in Middle-East 0 0
POPs in Africa 0 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 Highwinds CDN77
Price US/EU traffic - low volume Not Available $0.05 per GB
Price US/EU traffic - high volume Not Available $0.01 per GB, at 2000 TB per month
Extra charge for APAC region traffic Not Available 145%
Storage Not available No extra charge up to 50 GB.
Resellers TurboBytes

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 Highwinds CDN77
Origin-Pull Yes Yes
Push (upload to CDN servers) Yes Yes
Purge Yes Yes
Purge All Yes Yes
Gzip Resend from origin, or compress on edge The CDN handles the gzipping
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 YesHelpMultiple CNAMEs per origin.
HTTPS Yes YesHelpShared SSL (free of charge) and custom domain SSL (pay extra).
Control Panel & statistics YesHelpThe console is called StrikeTracker, a Rich Internet Application (RIA) that provides a single, integrated front-end control console for managing all of the CDN services. In 2010 StrikeTracker won the European Readers' Choice Award for best Reporting and Analytics Solutions. Yes
Access Logs Yes Yes
API Yes Yes
Support YesHelpThe Highwinds Network Operations Center is based out of Phoenix, Arizona. They are available 24/7 and can be dialed directly for support. Email is an easy way to get a ticket started up for tracking purposes. YesHelp24x7 via live chat, Skype, email and phone (UK and US numbers).
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