Comparison of the Highwinds and Internap CDNs
In the tables below you can easily compare
Highwinds and Internap for POP locations, pricing and features & support.
We hope this helps you better understand the similarities and differences between these Content Delivery Networks.
POPs in North-America
Ashburn (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). Not Available
POPs in Europe
Amsterdam (6), Brussels, Frankfurt, London (2), Paris, Madrid, and Stockholm. Not Available
POPs in Asia (not China)
Seoul, Singapore and Tokyo Not Available
POPs in China
POPs in Australia
Sydney Not Available
POPs in South-America
Rio de Janeiro (1) and São Paulo (3). Not Available
POPs in Middle-East
POPs in Africa
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
Price US/EU traffic - high volume
Extra charge for APAC region traffic
Yes, you pay for storage
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
Push (upload to CDN servers)
Files can be uploaded to the CDN POPs via FTP, the control panel and rsync.
Both MediaConsole (the Internap online control panel) and the API support single file, multiple file (folder), and wildcard purge. The Cache Purge Manager tool built into MediaConsole allows ad hoc or scheduled purges.
Can be done via the online control panel and API.
Resend from origin, or compress on edge
Only if origin server does Gzip
Honors all origin server headers
Can override origin server headers
Internap offers lots of possibilities for this.
Set caching headers for pushed files
Internap offers a free, shared wildcard certificate (no CNAME) and the option to upload your certificate, have a custom CNAME at $200/month.
Control Panel & statistics
The 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.
The 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.
Internap operates dual Network Operating Centers for geographic diversity, and staff the NOC with front line engineering resources who have the skills and tools to resolve network issues on the first call. The NOC is available 24/7/365 by phone, email, and chat. Internap received a Stevie® Award for 'Best Customer Service Department' of the Year at the 2011 American Business Awards.
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