Comparison of the Highwinds and NGENIX CDNs

In the tables below you can easily compare Highwinds and NGENIX 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 NGENIX
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). 0
POPs in Europe 7HelpAmsterdam (6), Brussels, Frankfurt, London (2), Paris, Madrid, and Stockholm. 23HelpAll POPs are in Russia, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan. including in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kiev, Almaty, Kazan, Samara, Rostov-on-Don, Krasnodar, Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, Vladivostok and Ufa.
POPs in Asia (not China) 3HelpSeoul, Singapore and Tokyo 0
POPs in China 0 0
POPs in Australia 1HelpSydney 0
POPs in South-America 2HelpRio de Janeiro (1) and São Paulo (3). 0
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 NGENIX
Price US/EU traffic - low volume Not Available Not Available
Price US/EU traffic - high volume Not Available Not Available
Extra charge for APAC region traffic Not Available Not Available
Storage Not available
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 NGENIX
Origin-Pull Yes YesHelpThe origin can be an IP address or a hostname. Moreover, it could be several IP addresses or hostnames, which will be used with Round robin or Prioritisation to improve reliability.
Push (upload to CDN servers) Yes YesHelpCustomer could use cloud storage inside CDN instead of origin server. There is a possibility of managing the caching policy and compression with pre-selected assets.
Purge Yes Yes
Purge All Yes Yes
Gzip Resend from origin, or compress on edge Resend from origin, or compress on edgeHelpGzip is on by default.
Persistent connections Yes Yes
Honors all origin server headers Yes YesHelpCustomers can request overrides of headers
Can override origin server headers Yes Yes
Set caching headers for pushed files Yes Yes
Custom CNAMEs Yes Yes
HTTPS Yes YesHelpCustomer upload his own SSL certificate too.
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. YesHelpInsight in usage per geographical region/country, per URL and in real-time. Also, NGENIX provides Autonomous Systems performance analysis.
Access Logs Yes YesHelpAvailable via SFTP.
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. YesHelp24/7 phone support via a local number.
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