Comparison of the KeyCDN and Highwinds CDNs

In the tables below you can easily compare KeyCDN and Highwinds 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 Highwinds
POPs in North-America 5HelpSan Jose, Jaksonville, Indianapolis, Dallas, Washington D.C. 13HelpAshburn (13), Atlanta (2), Chicago (4), Dallas (4), Los Angeles (13), Miami (1), New York (8), Newark (1), Phoenix (6), San Francisco (2), San Jose/Sunnyvale (7), Seattle (3) and Toronto (3).
POPs in Europe 4HelpRoubaix (France), Milan (Italy), Istanbul (Turkey), Riga (Latvia) 7HelpAmsterdam (6), Brussels, Frankfurt, London (2), Paris, Madrid, and Stockholm.
POPs in Asia (not China) 4HelpSingapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo (Japan), Chennai (India) 3HelpSeoul, Singapore and Tokyo
POPs in China 0 0
POPs in Australia 1HelpSydney 1HelpSydney
POPs in South-America 1HelpViña del Mar (Chile) 2HelpRio de Janeiro (1) and São Paulo (3).
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 Highwinds
Price US/EU traffic - low volume $0.04 per GB Not Available
Price US/EU traffic - high volume $0.04 per GB Not Available
Extra charge for APAC region traffic 0% Not Available
Storage $0.90 per GB/mHelpCustomers pay KeyCDN $0.90 per GB per month for storage, in an origin pull setup. Not available
Resellers TurboBytes

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 Highwinds
Origin-Pull YesHelpOrigin can be an IP address or a host name. Yes
Push (upload to CDN servers) YesHelpConfiguration possibilities are minimal. Yes
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. Yes
Purge All Yes Yes
Gzip Only if origin server does Gzip Resend from origin, or compress on edge
Persistent connections Yes Yes
Honors all origin server headers Yes Yes
Can override origin server headers Yes Yes
Set caching headers for pushed files Yes Yes
Custom CNAMEs Yes Yes
HTTPS Yes Yes
Control Panel & statistics Yes YesHelpThe console is called StrikeTracker, a Rich Internet Application (RIA) that provides a single, integrated front-end control console for managing all of the CDN services. In 2010 StrikeTracker won the European Readers' Choice Award for best Reporting and Analytics Solutions.
Access Logs Yes Yes
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. YesHelpThe Highwinds Network Operations Center is based out of Phoenix, Arizona. They are available 24/7 and can be dialed directly for support. Email is an easy way to get a ticket started up for tracking purposes.
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