Comparison of the Internap and CloudFlare CDNs

In the tables below you can easily compare Internap and CloudFlare 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 CloudFlare
POPs in North-America Not Available 12
POPs in Europe Not Available 23
POPs in Asia (not China) Not Available 12
POPs in China Not Available 13
POPs in Australia Not Available 3
POPs in South-America Not Available 5
POPs in Middle-East Not Available 3
POPs in Africa Not Available 3

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 CloudFlare
Price US/EU traffic - low volume Not Available $0.00 per GB
Price US/EU traffic - high volume Not Available $0.00 per GB
Extra charge for APAC region traffic Not Available No extra charge
Storage Yes, you pay for storage

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 CloudFlare
Origin-Pull Yes Yes
Push (upload to CDN servers) YesHelpFiles can be uploaded to the CDN POPs via FTP, the control panel and rsync. No
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. YesHelpAverage purge time is 5 seconds, which means files on POP edge servers are 'instantly'.
Purge All YesHelpCan be done via the online control panel and API. YesHelpNot possible to purge per directory though.
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 edgeHelpEnterprise customers can specify which file types get sent compressed to the client.
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 Yes
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. YesHelpCloudFlare provides a range of SSL/TLS features, including uploading your own certificate, Keyless SSL and they support both TLS Tickets and TLS IDs for faster TLS session resumption.
Control Panel & statistics Yes Yes
Access Logs Yes YesHelpOnly available to Enterprise customers (at no extra charge)
API Yes YesHelpRestful JSON. HTTPS endpoint. 100% feature parity between UI and API.
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. YesHelpEnterprise customers have dedicated support representatives/engineers and 24/7 phone support.
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