Comparison of the Internap and Amazon Cloudfront CDNs

In the tables below you can easily compare Internap and Amazon Cloudfront 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 Amazon Cloudfront
POPs in North-America Not Available 14HelpUS edge locations are in Ashburn, VA (3); Dallas/Fort Worth, TX; Hayward, CA; Jacksonville, FL; Los Angeles, CA (2); Miami, FL; New York, NY (3); Newark, NJ; Palo Alto, CA; San Jose, CA; Seattle, WA, South Bend, IN and St. Louis, MO
POPs in Europe Not Available 10HelpAmsterdam (2), Dublin, Frankfurt (3), London (3), Madrid, Marseille, Milan, Paris (2), Stockholm, Warsaw.
POPs in Asia (not China) Not Available 9HelpChennai, India; Mumbai, India; Hong Kong (2); Singapore (2); Tokyo (2); Osaka; Seoul; Taipei, Taiwan; Manila, the Philippines
POPs in China Not Available 0
POPs in Australia Not Available 2HelpSydney, Melbourne
POPs in South-America Not Available 2HelpSao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro
POPs in Middle-East Not Available 0
POPs in Africa Not Available 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 Internap Amazon Cloudfront
Price US/EU traffic - low volume Not Available $0.12 per GB
Price US/EU traffic - high volume Not Available $0.02 per GB, at 5000 TB per month
Extra charge for APAC region traffic Not Available 58%Help$0.19 / GB for Hong Kong & Singapore and $0.201 / GB for Japan
Storage Yes, you pay for storage FreeHelpS3 storage charges may apply for S3 backed distributions.

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 Amazon Cloudfront
Origin-Pull Yes YesHelpOrigin pull is called "Custom Origin" when creating a new Cloudfront distribution.
Push (upload to CDN servers) YesHelpFiles can be uploaded to the CDN POPs via FTP, the control panel and rsync. YesHelpTo use push, set the Cloudfront distribution to use "Amazon S3 Origin" as the source.
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. YesHelpCloudfront charges $0.005 per file purged. 1,000 purges are free per month.
Purge All YesHelpCan be done via the online control panel and API. No
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. Only if origin server does Gzip
Persistent connections Yes Yes
Honors all origin server headers Yes Yes
Can override origin server headers YesHelpInternap offers lots of possibilities for this. No
Set caching headers for pushed files Yes Yes
Custom CNAMEs Yes YesHelpThere is a limit of 100 CNAMEs per distribution.
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 YesHelpAccess logs can be optionally written to a S3 bucket.
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. NoHelpBy default aws only provides a forum for community support. Premium support is available at extra charges.
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