Comparison of the Internap and MaxCDN CDNs

In the tables below you can easily compare Internap and MaxCDN 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 MaxCDN
POPs in North-America Not Available 9HelpPOPs are in New York, Miami, Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta, Ashburn, Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco.
POPs in Europe Not Available 3HelpAmsterdam, London and Frankfurt.
POPs in Asia (not China) Not Available 3HelpHong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo.
POPs in China Not Available 0
POPs in Australia Not Available 1HelpSydney.
POPs in South-America Not Available 0HelpPOP is planned in Brazil.
POPs in Middle-East Not Available 1HelpIsrael.
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 MaxCDN
Price US/EU traffic - low volume Not Available $0.10 per GB, at 1 TB per month
Price US/EU traffic - high volume Not Available $0.08 per GB, at 25 TB per month
Extra charge for APAC region traffic Not Available No extra charge
Storage Yes, you pay for storage 10 Gigabytes is $9.95/mHelpPrice per GB drops as volume goes up. E.g. 100 Gigabytes costs $69.95 a month.

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 MaxCDN
Origin-Pull Yes Yes
Push (upload to CDN servers) YesHelpFiles can be uploaded to the CDN POPs via FTP, the control panel and rsync. YesHelpSCP, SFTP & 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. The CDN handles the gzippingHelpYou can easily enable Gzip compression in the control panel. Note that only files with these MIME types will be compressed: text/plain, text/html, text/javascript, text/css, text/xml, application/javascript, application/x-javascript, application/xml. Also note that MaxCDN will always request the files uncompressed from your origin server, even if your server can send it Gzipped.
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. YesHelpMaxCDN provides free shared SSL.
Control Panel & statistics Yes Yes
Access Logs Yes Yes
API Yes YesHelpXML-RPC 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. YesHelpMaxCDN experts are available by phone Monday-Friday, 9am-7pm (PST), but email and ticket support are available 24/7.
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