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AdvancedHosting versus Fastly

Easily compare AdvancedHosting and Fastly for POP locations, products, pricing, features & support. We hope this helps you better understand the similarities and differences between these content delivery networks.

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Company

Company AdvancedHosting Fastly
Short profile AdvancedHosting provides dedicated servers, cloud servers, cloud storage, CDN, AnycastDNS, DevOps as a Service and domain registration since 2002. The CDN has ~25 POPs on 4 continents, supporting delivery of video and static assets. Founded in 2011, Fastly has grown into a mature CDN provider. Fastly offers a range of services including streaming media delivery and private CDN but Fastly is best known for being a 'real-time CDN', meaning changes happen instantly and the platform can deliver 'uncacheable' content well.

Products

  • Yes = Yes
  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Unknown = Unknown
Product AdvancedHosting Fastly
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... No Yes
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Yes CDN for Static Content Yes
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) Yes Yes
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? Yes CDN for Video Yes
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Yes CDN for Video Yes Video on Demand
Image OptimizationAutomatic image transformation/compression/optimization No Yes Image Optimizer
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain Yes Anycast DNS No
WAFWeb Application Firewall No Yes Web application firewall
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. No Yes DDoS Mitigation
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs No Yes Fastly Managed CDN
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers No Unknown Compute@Edge

Network

Region AdvancedHosting Fastly
North America 9 17
Latin America 2 6
Europe 9 13
Russia & CIS 1 0
Asia excl. China 3 7
China 0 0
Oceania 0 6
Middle-East 0 1
Africa 0 2

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration AdvancedHosting Fastly
Minimum contract term None None
Minimum monthly costs $0.01 $50
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests None $0.0075 - $0.016 per 10k requests
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred Yes None
NA/EU traffic (low volume) $0.025 per GB or $0.5 per Mbps $0.12 per GB
APAC traffic (low volume) $0.025 per GB or $0.5 per Mbps $0.19 per GB
LATAM traffic (low volume) $0.025 per GB or $0.5 per Mbps $0.28 per GB

Features

  • Yes = Yes
  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Web acceleration AdvancedHosting Fastly
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Yes Yes
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Sortof/partially 2 to 3 minutes (video takes longer) Yes Instant!
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com No Yes Global anycast IPs are available
HTTP/2 Yes Yes
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Yes Yes IPv6 at Fastly
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Sortof/partially Resend from origin only
tooltip Does not compress on the edge
Yes Resend from origin, or compress on edge. Brotli!
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Yes HTTP and HTTPS
tooltip Video: only pull over HTTP
Yes HTTP and HTTPS
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Yes Can be different from origin host
tooltip Video: only origin Host
Yes Can be different from origin host
Origin ShieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Yes Free. Yes Also available as separate product (Media Shield)
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Extra costs $25/TB No
Cache control - CDN caching Yes Origin or CDN controlled Yes Full and granular control
Cache control - client caching Yes Origin or CDN controlled Yes Full and granular control
Serve Stale CDN Guide: Serve StaleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Yes Yes Cache-Control extensions support
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Sortof/partially A few minutes Yes Instant!
Purge - capabilities Yes Purge specific files, purge all (not for VideoCDN) Yes Purge all and by key
Analytics Sortof/partially Cache hit ratio and error rate not yet available Yes Real-time!
Log files No Available on request (support ticket) Yes Real-time streaming of logs to your server
API Yes Purge, analytics, configuration Yes Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection AdvancedHosting Fastly
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Yes Yes Free for first 5 domains, $20 per additional domain
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Sortof/partially Let's Encrypt with auto-renewal. CDN handles all. Extra costs $100/m per FQDN, $275/m for wildcard domain
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Yes Can be an EV certificate. Free. Extra costs EV cert possible.
Token authentication Yes Antihotlink protection Yes Enabling URL token validation
Geo blocking Sortof/partially VideoCDN only Yes
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Yes Set allow and/or block list. Yes Creating and using Edge Dictionaries
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content No Yes Authenticating before returning a request
IP white/blacklisting Sortof/partially VideoCDN only Yes About Edge ACLs

Support

Customer support AdvancedHosting Fastly
Documentation Sortof/partially API docs and VoD API docs Yes Yes, public
Humans Yes Ticket system, Skype and email support is free. Yes Email support during business hours is free. Pay extra if you need more/better. Two paid plans available