Comparison of the KeyCDN and Amazon Cloudfront CDNs

In the tables below you can easily compare KeyCDN 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 KeyCDN Amazon Cloudfront
POPs in North-America 5HelpSan Jose, Jaksonville, Indianapolis, Dallas, Washington D.C. 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 4HelpRoubaix (France), Milan (Italy), Istanbul (Turkey), Riga (Latvia) 10HelpAmsterdam (2), Dublin, Frankfurt (3), London (3), Madrid, Marseille, Milan, Paris (2), Stockholm, Warsaw.
POPs in Asia (not China) 4HelpSingapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo (Japan), Chennai (India) 9HelpChennai, India; Mumbai, India; Hong Kong (2); Singapore (2); Tokyo (2); Osaka; Seoul; Taipei, Taiwan; Manila, the Philippines
POPs in China 0 0
POPs in Australia 1HelpSydney 2HelpSydney, Melbourne
POPs in South-America 1HelpViña del Mar (Chile) 2HelpSao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro
POPs in Middle-East 0 0
POPs in Africa 0 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 KeyCDN Amazon Cloudfront
Price US/EU traffic - low volume $0.04 per GB $0.12 per GB
Price US/EU traffic - high volume $0.04 per GB $0.02 per GB, at 5000 TB per month
Extra charge for APAC region traffic 0% 58%Help$0.19 / GB for Hong Kong & Singapore and $0.201 / GB for Japan
Storage $0.90 per GB/mHelpCustomers pay KeyCDN $0.90 per GB per month for storage, in an origin pull setup. 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 KeyCDN Amazon Cloudfront
Origin-Pull YesHelpOrigin can be an IP address or a host name. YesHelpOrigin pull is called "Custom Origin" when creating a new Cloudfront distribution.
Push (upload to CDN servers) YesHelpConfiguration possibilities are minimal. YesHelpTo use push, set the Cloudfront distribution to use "Amazon S3 Origin" as the source.
Purge YesHelpIt takes max 15 minutes to complete a purge request. Customers can configure after how long the CDN needs to check on the origin if a file is still valid. YesHelpCloudfront charges $0.005 per file purged. 1,000 purges are free per month.
Purge All Yes No
Gzip Only if origin server does Gzip Only if origin server does Gzip
Persistent connections Yes Yes
Honors all origin server headers Yes Yes
Can override origin server headers Yes No
Set caching headers for pushed files Yes Yes
Custom CNAMEs Yes YesHelpThere is a limit of 100 CNAMEs per distribution.
Control Panel & statistics Yes Yes
Access Logs Yes YesHelpAccess logs can be optionally written to a S3 bucket.
API Yes Yes
Support YesHelp14/7 phone support. Local phone number for the US and one number for international support. Phone support is available from 8am to 10pm CET. NoHelpBy default aws only provides a forum for community support. Premium support is available at extra charges.
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