Comparison of the Highwinds and QUANTIL CDNs

In the tables below you can easily compare Highwinds and QUANTIL 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 QUANTIL
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). 10HelpSan Jose, Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, New York, Atlanta, Miami, Washington DC
POPs in Europe 7HelpAmsterdam (6), Brussels, Frankfurt, London (2), Paris, Madrid, and Stockholm. 7HelpLondon, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Paris, Milan, Madrid, Russia
POPs in Asia (not China) 3HelpSeoul, Singapore and Tokyo 15HelpBrunei (Bandar Seri Begawan), Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Phillipines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
POPs in China 0 550
POPs in Australia 1HelpSydney 3HelpSydney, Melbourne, Fiji
POPs in South-America 2HelpRio de Janeiro (1) and São Paulo (3). 0
POPs in Middle-East 0 4HelpUnited Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Iraq
POPs in Africa 0 5HelpSouth Africa (2), Magadascar, Mauritius, Djibouti

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 QUANTIL
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 QUANTIL
Origin-Pull Yes YesHelpOrigin be an IP address or a hostname.
Push (upload to CDN servers) Yes YesHelpThis is a back end setup. Any type of configuration is possible on custom request.
Purge Yes YesHelpAverage time to purge is ~ 5 minutes.
Purge All Yes YesHelpPossible to purge all files in a specific directory. Limitations apply to number of (free) purges per day.
Gzip Resend from origin, or compress on edge Only if origin server does Gzip
Persistent connections Yes Yes
Honors all origin server headers Yes YesHelpPossible, but not by default.
Can override origin server headers Yes YesHelpPossible on request.
Set caching headers for pushed files Yes Yes
Custom CNAMEs Yes Yes
HTTPS Yes YesHelpCustomer can upload his own certificate.
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 YesHelpCompiled version of the logs is accessible for download over HTTPS.
API Yes YesHelpXML. Can do a lot via API, including change the config, purging, get usage data. Fair use policy, hard limit is 1200 calls per 5 minutes.
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. YesHelpEmergency support is 24/7, normal support during business hours in PST timezone. English language.
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