Comparison of the Highwinds and KeyCDN CDNs

In the tables below you can easily compare Highwinds 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 Highwinds KeyCDN
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). 5HelpSan Jose, Jaksonville, Indianapolis, Dallas, Washington D.C.
POPs in Europe 7HelpAmsterdam (6), Brussels, Frankfurt, London (2), Paris, Madrid, and Stockholm. 4HelpRoubaix (France), Milan (Italy), Istanbul (Turkey), Riga (Latvia)
POPs in Asia (not China) 3HelpSeoul, Singapore and Tokyo 4HelpSingapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo (Japan), Chennai (India)
POPs in China 0 0
POPs in Australia 1HelpSydney 1HelpSydney
POPs in South-America 2HelpRio de Janeiro (1) and São Paulo (3). 1HelpViña del Mar (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 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.
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 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 edge 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
HTTPS Yes Yes
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. 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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