Since May 25, 2020 we've made 42 notable changes to the website.
April 19, 2021
UX improvements for CDN Finder
CDN Finder now shows why a test failed as well as when and where the test ran. The test location is a 3-digit IANA airport code that links to an external service showing the geographical location.
January 13, 2021
Tencent Cloud added to CDN Planet
Tencent Cloud is a leading global CDN with an extensive network, including 1,100+ nodes in mainland China. Tencent Cloud CDN is self-service, has pay-as-you-go pricing and provides a rich feature set.
January 7, 2021
POP updates for ArvanCloud
ArvanCloud added POPs on multiple continents and has several new POPs planned, including in Moscow and Seoul.
January 4, 2021
AdvancedHosting added to CDN Planet
The latest addition to our CDN directory is AdvancedHosting, a 20 year old hosting/infrastructure company with a CDN for video and static assets.
December 14, 2020
Webmentions on our blog
Social interactions with our blog articles on Twitter are now mentioned on our site, at the bottom of the page. See who liked or retweeted the article and read the replies.
November 16, 2020
POP updates for Cloudflare and CacheFly
Cloudflare is at 200+ locations and the latest additions include Paramaribo, Suriname and Tegucigalpa, Honduras. CacheFly added new POPs in Mexico and Brazil.
October 21, 2020
CloudFront launches Origin Shield
AWS CloudFront customers can now reduce load on origin and improve cache hit ratio by using the new (paid) Origin Shield feature.
October 15, 2020
Higher accuracy in CDN Finder
Several improvements to CDN Finder have made the tool more accurate in identiying which CDN a website is using. A major change is adding an extra step in the CDN identification process: reverse DNS lookup. This step helps in some cases where the domain does not point to the CDN in DNS with a CNAME record but with an A or AAAA record.
October 9, 2020
POP updates for CloudFront, CDN77, G-Core Labs and Imperva
CloudFront has new edge locations in New Zealand and Mexico. G-Core Labs has many new POPs planned, including in Toronto, Djibouti and Yerevan. CDN77 added a POP in Bucharest and Imperva has several new POPs planned for 2020 including Denver and Snatiago.
October 6, 2020
CacheFly adds new POP in US
CacheFly has launched a new POP in Iowa City, Iowa. The number of POP locations in the United States is now 14. Furthermore, CacheFly plans to launch new edge locations in Fortaleza (Brazil), Mexico City (Mexico) and Riyadh (Saudia Arabia) later in 2020.
September 27, 2020
New CDN product: Origin Storage
Origin Storage is new in the list of CDN products. Some CDNs provide specific solutions for offloading origin servers and improving cache hit ratios. Limelight and Cachefly are first CDNs listed as offering an Origin Storage product.
Major update to the CacheFly information
The information about CacheFly CDN has been updated in all categories: POP locations, products, pricing, features and support.
September 16, 2020
Old blog post about Akamai outage taken offline
The old 2011 blog post about an Akamai outage (Many Akamai customers suffer outage) has been removed because of low relevance and too many (unfixable) broken links.
July 20, 2020
Cloudflare has 6 new POP locations
Cloudflare recently added 6 new edge locations to their global CDN network: Tegucigalpa, Paramaribo, Bandar Seri Begawan, Vientiane, Johor Bahru and Monrovia.
Major update to the StackPath information
The information about StackPath CDN has been updated in all categories: POP locations, products, pricing, features and support.
July 10, 2020
Use the CDN Finder tool with more ease
Users of the popular CDN Finder tool can now simply enter a website's domain and leave out the protocol (https://): the protocol is automatically prepended.
Origin Shield updates for Fastly and Cloudflare
Updates to the information about Origin Shield for Fastly and Cloudflare.
Verizon Media has 3 new POP locations
Verizon Media recently added new POPs in Houston, Pittsburgh and Mombasa. The number of POP locations globally is now 66 (excl. mainland China).
July 6, 2020
Fastly, Cloudflare and CDN77 updates
Various updates to Fastly, Cloudflare and CDN77 pages, including pricing and products.
June 28, 2020
ArvanCloud updates related to dynamic site acceleration, private CDN and compression.
CDN Finder tool detects BaishanCloud
The CDN Finder tool is now detecting one more CDN: BaishanCloud.
June 26, 2020
Inform users some blog posts are outdated
In a few specific old blog posts we've added a short message stating the content is outdated at the top of the page.
June 25, 2020
Blog post: The All New CDN Finder
Blog post about the all new, rebuilt-from-scratch CDN Finder tool and how it delivers faster and more accurate results.
Social images, for a better content sharing experience
Blog posts, guide pages and CDN comparison pages now have 'social images': when sharing links to CDN Planet pages on Twitter and Linkedin,the tweet/post contains a nice image in CDN Planet brand colors.
June 19, 2020
CDN Finder tool better detects Verizon Media CDN
The CDN Finder has improved accuracy in detecting Verizon Media (EdgeCast) CDN.
June 17, 2020
ArvanCloud added to CDN Planet
The latest addition to our CDN directory is ArvanCloud, a newcomer in the CDN market with an anycasted network has POPs on several continents.
POP updates for BaishanCloud and Imperva
BaishanCloud added two POPs in Canada and has several new POPs planned for 2020 including Istanbul and Moscow. Imperva has a POP in Buenos Aires.
June 9, 2020
New CDN product: Edge Compute
Edge Compute is new in the list of CDN products. Some CDNs provide specific solutions for offloading origin servers and improving cache hit ratios. Limelight and Cachefly are first CDNs listed as offering an Origin Storage product.
Show planned POPs
CDNs typically expand their network on an ongoing basis. CDN Planet now shows where the CDNs will launch new edge locations in the near future. Per today, BaishanCloud, CacheFly, Fastly and Limelight are amonst the CDNs that have new POPs on the roadmap.
POP updates for 7 CDNs
The network maps of Limelight, BelugaCDN, BunnyCDN, CacheFly, CDN77, G-Core Labs and Medianova have been updated. Not because these CDNs all launched new POPs on the same day but because CDN Planet's listings were not uptodate.
Major update to CDN Finder
Many changes to the CDN detection logic in CDN Finder, all to improve accuracy and deliver better results: add new CDNs (e.g. Vercel and Yottaa), remove old CDNs (e.g. ReSRC.it) and improve the detection of existing CDNs (e.g. KeyCDN, Stackpath and Akamai).
June 8, 2020
Show # CDNs with a POP in the country
The 'Content Delivery Networks per country' overview page lists all countries in the world and now shows for each country the # CDNs that have a POP there. This makes the page a more informative.
CDN Finder bookmarklet works again
The CDN Finder tool was initially released in 2012 and came with a bookmarklet to provide users with a simple one-click way to lookup the CDN behind a website while browsing the web. The new CDN Planet website and CDN Finder (May 2020) broke the bookmarklet and this is now resolved.
In-page CDN links on guide pages work correctly
The CDN guide pages contain extra information for some CDNs about the guide's topic. The in-page links in the CDN's table did not correctly link to the specific CDN's extra info. This has been resolved.
June 6, 2020
Implemented Content Security Policy
Content Security Policy (CSP) adds a layer of security to a website that helps to detect and mitigate certain types of attacks, including Cross Site Scripting (XSS) and data injection attacks. Although CDN Planet uses only a few third-party hosted scripts/services on the site, and from large and trusted organizations (Google, Twitter), we implemented CSP nevertheless (and other security headers too). Snyk's A+ rating in their website scanner confirms we did a good job.
Better user privacy: no more Disqus
The older blog posts had a few user comments at the bottom of the article, powered by Disqus. After reading up on the issues with Disqus and user privacy, we decided to simply remove Disqus from the site.
Do not track for Twitter widgets
CDN Planet uses the official Twitter widgets to make it easier for our users to share our content on this social media platform. Once we discovered the Do Not Track option, we immediately turned this on in all Twitter widgets.
May 27, 2020
POP updates for CloudFront
Salt Lake City, Sofia, Hamburg and several more POP locations have added to our CloudFront network map.
May 25, 2020
Network map updates for 4 CDNs
POP locations updates for Fastly, Verizon Media, StackPath and BaishanCloud.
Correct the broken external links
Corrected broken external links on many pages throughout the site (incl. blog posts and CDN pages).