Comparison of the KeyCDN and MaxCDN CDNs

In the tables below you can easily compare KeyCDN 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 KeyCDN MaxCDN
POPs in North-America 5HelpSan Jose, Jaksonville, Indianapolis, Dallas, Washington D.C. 9HelpPOPs are in New York, Miami, Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta, Ashburn, Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco.
POPs in Europe 4HelpRoubaix (France), Milan (Italy), Istanbul (Turkey), Riga (Latvia) 3HelpAmsterdam, London and Frankfurt.
POPs in Asia (not China) 4HelpSingapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo (Japan), Chennai (India) 3HelpHong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo.
POPs in China 0 0
POPs in Australia 1HelpSydney 1HelpSydney.
POPs in South-America 1HelpViña del Mar (Chile) 0HelpPOP is planned in Brazil.
POPs in Middle-East 0 1HelpIsrael.
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 MaxCDN
Price US/EU traffic - low volume $0.04 per GB $0.10 per GB, at 1 TB per month
Price US/EU traffic - high volume $0.04 per GB $0.08 per GB, at 25 TB per month
Extra charge for APAC region traffic 0% No extra charge
Storage $0.90 per GB/mHelpCustomers pay KeyCDN $0.90 per GB per month for storage, in an origin pull setup. 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 KeyCDN MaxCDN
Origin-Pull YesHelpOrigin can be an IP address or a host name. Yes
Push (upload to CDN servers) YesHelpConfiguration possibilities are minimal. YesHelpSCP, SFTP & Rsync.
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 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 Yes Yes
Set caching headers for pushed files Yes Yes
Custom CNAMEs Yes Yes
HTTPS Yes YesHelpMaxCDN provides free shared SSL.
Control Panel & statistics Yes Yes
Access Logs Yes Yes
API Yes YesHelpXML-RPC API.
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. YesHelpMaxCDN experts are available by phone Monday-Friday, 9am-7pm (PST), but email and ticket support are available 24/7.
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