Comparison of the Voxel and EdgeCast CDNs
In the tables below you can easily compare
Voxel and EdgeCast for POP locations, pricing and features & support.
We hope this helps you better understand the similarities and differences between these Content Delivery Networks.
POPs in North-America
New York (8x), New Jersey (2x), Ashburn, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, San Jose and Palo Alto 11
Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Washington D.C., Los Angeles (3), Miami, New York, San Jose, Seattle.
POPs in Europe
London, Amsterdam (2x) 7
Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Paris, Vienna, Stockholm.
POPs in Asia (not China)
Hong Kong and Singapore 4
Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo, Osaka.
POPs in China
POPs in Australia
POPs in South-America
Sao Paulo (BR)
POPs in Middle-East
1 pending in Dubai.
POPs in Africa
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.
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
Push (upload to CDN servers)
Only if origin server does Gzip
Resend from origin, or compress on edge
By default, all Gzip compression is off, even if the origin sends a file compressed. EdgeCast does gzipping on the edge servers and this is easy to turn on in the online control panel. You can define the MIME types for files that should be compressed yourself which is great. Files larger than 1MB will never be served with compression, but that should not be a problem. If you want EdgeCast to honor the origin server compression on a cache miss request, you have to ask your EdgeCast account manager explicitly this on.
Honors all origin server headers
Can override origin server headers
It is possible to very specifically alter headers.
EdgeCast offers 3 modes for handling files with query string parameters (for example all.css?v=1). This can come in quite handy in some cases.
Set caching headers for pushed files
CNAME is not possible for secure webpages (SSL)
You can have multiple origins and CNAMEs. It's easy to setup in the online control panel. EdgeCast gives the IP addresses (ranges) of all their POPs, so you can whitelist the access to your origin if you need to.
Voxel charges $99 per month extra for handling traffic over SSL. A custom CNAME is not possible for secure pages.
Control Panel & statistics
EdgeCast provides an easy-to-use, intuitive online panel. It includes lots of reports, like Traffic Summary, Data Transferred, Cache Hit Ratio and CDN Storage. You can add Users and grant each user access to specific sections in the control panel.
Rsynch for the log files is supported.
Purge objects from VoxCAST's cache. Adjust the configuration of your VoxCAST CDN to change parameters like cache expiration time; origin settings; log formats; etc.
Voxel believes in providing exceptional "Zero Bureaucracy" support to all customers and they handle support 24/7/365 from their New York and Singapore offices, phone and email. Response time depends on the type of issue and is generally within the hour.
You get a dedicated account manager and you will also be assigned a dedicated implementation engineer.
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