Comparison of the Highwinds and CDNsun CDNs

In the tables below you can easily compare Highwinds and CDNsun 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 CDNsun
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). 21HelpArlington, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Green Bay, Irvine, LA, Miami, New York, Phoenix, Portland, Provo, Reston, Sacramento, San Jose, Seattle, Southfield, Washington; Montreal, Toronto.
POPs in Europe 7HelpAmsterdam (6), Brussels, Frankfurt, London (2), Paris, Madrid, and Stockholm. 22HelpAll the usual places, plus Austria, Croatia, Romania, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Norway, Portugal and Turkey.
POPs in Asia (not China) 3HelpSeoul, Singapore and Tokyo 9HelpTokyo, Taipei, Singapore, Seoul, Hong Kong, Hyderabad, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Calcutta.
POPs in China 0 0
POPs in Australia 1HelpSydney 5HelpSydney, Perth, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane.
POPs in South-America 2HelpRio de Janeiro (1) and São Paulo (3). 3HelpBuenos Aires, Queretaro, Sao Paulo,
POPs in Middle-East 0 2HelpIsrael, Dubai.
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 CDNsun
Price US/EU traffic - low volume Not Available $0.04 per GB
Price US/EU traffic - high volume Not Available $0.02 per GB, at 100 TB per month
Extra charge for APAC region traffic Not Available 253%HelpCDNsun shows the pricing per POP on their website, and pricing drops as volume goes up. Custom price plans available at 200+ TB/m. Unused credit expires after 1 year.
Storage Not available HelpStoring your content on their CDN (push) costs $4.99 for the first 50 GB, and costs per GB stored quickly drops as volume goes up.
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 CDNsun
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 Resend from origin, or compress on edge
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 YesHelpIt's all SNI. Certificate provided by the CDNsun: $660/year.
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 YesHelpFTP, FTPS, SFTP, Rsync and REST HTTPS API. $1.99 / CDN service.
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. Yes
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