Comparison of the Highwinds and SkyparkCDN CDNs

In the tables below you can easily compare Highwinds and SkyparkCDN 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 SkyparkCDN
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). 8HelpDallas, Clifton, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Seattle, Chicago, Montreal, Toronto
POPs in Europe 7HelpAmsterdam (6), Brussels, Frankfurt, London (2), Paris, Madrid, and Stockholm. 14HelpLondon, Ankara, Istanbul, Berlin, Frankfurt, Athens, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Oslo, Helsinki, Marseille, Prague, Zurich, Stockholm. And 16 POPs in Russia, one in Kazakhstan and 4 in Ukraine.
POPs in Asia (not China) 3HelpSeoul, Singapore and Tokyo 12HelpBangkok, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hyderabad, Bombay, Delhi, Kolkata, Hong Kong, Cyberjaya Singapore, Taipei, Seoul
POPs in China 0 0
POPs in Australia 1HelpSydney 1HelpSydney
POPs in South-America 2HelpRio de Janeiro (1) and São Paulo (3). 1HelpSao Paulo
POPs in Middle-East 0 0
POPs in Africa 0 1HelpCape Town

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 SkyparkCDN
Price US/EU traffic - low volume Not Available $0.80 per GBHelpThe $0.80 is for the first 5 GBs. The price quickly drops as volume goes up. At 100 GB/m you pay less than 10 cents per GB.
Price US/EU traffic - high volume Not Available $0.02 per GB, at 30 TB per month
Extra charge for APAC region traffic Not Available 0%
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 SkyparkCDN
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 The CDN handles the gzipping
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 YesHelp*.r.worldssl.net is provided for free. Customer can upload his own SSL certificate. "We don't do wildcard SSL yet. Each custom cert is $600/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 No
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
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