StackPath launched in 2016 and promises global, high performance content delivery + top notch security (integrated web application firewall and DDoS mitigation) while keeping things simple, transparent and affordable. StackPath is developer-friendly with 24/7/365 support and a fully-documented API.
StackPath targets publishers, game developers, ad networks, software distributors and other companies that require solid security and a global network for delivering small and large files.
View the table below for more insight into StackPath products.
Hover over/touch the product to view a short description.
|Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ...|
|Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB)|
|Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB)|
|Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing?|
|Video on demandDelivery of on demand video|
|Image OptimizationAutomatic image transformation/compression/optimization||Image Optimization|
|DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain|
|WAFWeb Application Firewall||Web Application Firewall|
|Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this.||DDoS Mitigation|
|Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs|
|Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers||Edge Compute|
StackPath has a focus on North America and Europe and a high POP density there. Their global network also has POPs in Brazil, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia.
StackPath network map
Click the country flag icon to navigate to a page showing all CDNs with POP(s) in that country
* = planned POPs
** = multiple POPs
StackPath keeps pricing simple with a single rate for all global regions. No long-term contracts, no hidden costs. StackPath offers plans starting at $25/m and all plans include free SSL and EdgeRules. Signup is completely self-service and there is no need to talk to a sales representative. You can get discounted rates based on a commit in an annual contract.
|Pricing & contract duration|
|Minimum contract term||One month|
|Minimum monthly costs||$25|
|Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests||None|
|Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred||Unknown|
|NA/EU traffic (low volume)||$0.04 per GB|
|APAC traffic (low volume)||$0.04 per GB|
|LATAM traffic (low volume)||$0.04 per GB|
StackPath has a good feature set, including instant configuration updates, instant purging, real-time analytics and origin shield.
View the tables below for more insight into the features StackPath supports.
Hover over/touch the feature name to view a short description.
|Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing.|
|Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs?||Instant|
|Apex/root domain OK No performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com|
|WebSockets Technology for bidirectional communication in client-server apps||WebSockets docs|
|IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6?|
|Compression Reduce file size for faster delivery||Resend from origin, or compress on edge|
|Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too?||HTTP and HTTPS|
|Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value?|
|Origin Shield One POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP|
|Waiting RoomDuring peak traffic, route users to a virtual waiting room|
|Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin|
|Cache control - CDN caching||Full and granular control with EdgeRules|
|Cache control - client caching||Full and granular control with EdgeRules|
|Serve Stale CDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble|
|Purge Invalidate or delete cached objects on CDN||Instant!|
|Purge - capabilities||Purge all, purge by directory/header,|
|Log files||Only for larger volume plans|
|API||Purge, analytics, configuration|
|HTTPS & Content Protection|
|CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net||Free. SNI|
|Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate|
|Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN||Free. SNI|
|Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content|
|Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content|
StackPath is proud of the support they provide their customers. Phone, chat and email is available to all customers at no extra charge.
|Human support||24/7 phone and email support included in all plans. Higher volume plans get a dedicated technical account manager|
|Status Page||StackPath status page|
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