Comparison of the Internap and Cachefly CDNs

In the tables below you can easily compare Internap and Cachefly 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 Internap Cachefly
POPs in North-America Not Available 11HelpNew York, Seattle, Los Angeles, San Jose, Dallas, Miami, Washington DC, Chicago, Toronto, Atlanta, Montreal
POPs in Europe Not Available 15HelpAmsterdam, Bucharest, Frankfurt, Helsinki, Istanbul, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Paris, Stockholm, Vienna, Warsaw, Zurich
POPs in Asia (not China) Not Available 6HelpMumbai, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Singapore, Tokyo
POPs in China Not Available 0
POPs in Australia Not Available 3HelpPerth, Melbourne and Sydney
POPs in South-America Not Available 2HelpSao Paulo, La Paz
POPs in Middle-East Not Available 2HelpDoha, Tel Aviv
POPs in Africa Not Available 1HelpJohannesburg

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 Internap Cachefly
Price US/EU traffic - low volume Not Available $0.10 per GB, at 10 TB per month
Price US/EU traffic - high volume Not Available $0.02 per GB, at 2000 TB per month
Extra charge for APAC region traffic Not Available 100%Help$0.20 in South-America and India, $0.15 in Asia and $0.17 in Africa, Australia and Middle-East.
Storage Yes, you pay for storage Lots of space included

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 Internap Cachefly
Origin-Pull Yes YesHelpThe Pricing page on the CacheFly site mentions that PLUS customers can't do Origin-Pull, but that is not true.
Push (upload to CDN servers) YesHelpFiles can be uploaded to the CDN POPs via FTP, the control panel and rsync. YesHelpFTP, SFTP, SCP or rsync.
Purge YesHelpBoth 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. Yes
Purge All YesHelpCan be done via the online control panel and API. Yes
Gzip Only if origin server does GzipHelpGzip compression reduces the file size (bytes) of text-based files like HTML, CSS and JavaScript by approximately 70%. It's a well-known web performance best practice to turn on Gzip on the server. Resend from origin, or compress on edgeHelpCachefly will (of course) not re-compress files that are already being sent compressed by the origin server.
Persistent connections Yes Yes
Honors all origin server headers Yes Yes
Can override origin server headers YesHelpInternap offers lots of possibilities for this. Yes
Set caching headers for pushed files Yes YesHelpThe rules engine allows you to set custom expire headers by file extension and folder.
Custom CNAMEs Yes Yes
HTTPS YesHelpInternap offers a free, shared wildcard certificate (no CNAME) and the option to upload your certificate, have a custom CNAME at $200/month. Yes
Control Panel & statistics Yes Yes
Access Logs Yes Yes
API Yes Yes
Support YesHelpInternap 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 StevieĀ® Award for 'Best Customer Service Department' of the Year at the 2011 American Business Awards. Yes
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