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BunnyCDN versus CenturyLink

Easily compare BunnyCDN and CenturyLink 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 BunnyCDN CenturyLink
Short profile BunnyCDN is CDN with POPs on 6 continents, all the modern content delivery features and prices that are low compared to other CDNs. CenturyLink owns and operates a global Tier-1 network and - logically - their CDN runs on top of it. CenturyLink CDN has POPs on all continents and their product focus is on video and large object delivery. CenturyLink CDN is part of the Google Cloud CDN Interconnect.

Products

  • Yes = Yes
  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Unknown = Unknown
Product BunnyCDN CenturyLink
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... No No
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Yes Yes
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) Yes Yes
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? No Yes CDN Mesh Delivery
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Sortof/partially HDS and MPEG-Dash Yes CDN Mesh Delivery
Image OptimizationAutomatic image transformation/compression/optimization No No
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain No No
WAFWeb Application Firewall No No
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. No Yes
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs No No
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers Unknown Unknown

Network

Region BunnyCDN CenturyLink
North America 11 29
Latin America 1 9
Europe 12 36
Russia & CIS 1 0
Asia excl. China 6 7
China 0 0
Oceania 6 4
Middle-East 2 4
Africa 1 3

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration BunnyCDN CenturyLink
Minimum contract term None 12 months
Minimum monthly costs $10 per year recharge Unknown
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests None None
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred None None
NA/EU traffic (low volume) $0.01 per GB Unknown
APAC traffic (low volume) $0.03 per GB Unknown
LATAM traffic (low volume) $0.045 per GB Unknown

Features

  • Yes = Yes
  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Web acceleration BunnyCDN CenturyLink
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Yes No Can't sign up and get started. Must talk to sales.
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Sortof/partially 10 seconds Unknown
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com No No No global Anycast
HTTP/2 Yes No
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Yes Unknown
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Yes Compress on the fly. Brotli Sortof/partially Resend from origin only
tooltip Does not compress on the edge
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Yes HTTP or HTTPS or Match protocol Yes HTTP and HTTPS.
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Yes Hostname or IP address. Can configure specific other Host header Yes Configure specific other Host header
tooltip CDN can also forward client request Host header to origin
Origin ShieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Extra costs In private beta testing Extra costs
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Extra costs Upload to central storage in Germany (CDN pulls from this). $0.01/GB Extra costs FTP, SFTP, rsync. Storage costs apply
Cache control - CDN caching Yes Honor origin sent headers or configure overrides Sortof/partially
Cache control - client caching Yes Sortof/partially
Serve Stale CDN Guide: Serve StaleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble No Unknown
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Yes Instant Yes Instant
Purge - capabilities Sortof/partially Purge file and purge all Sortof/partially Purge all but not purge by directory or tag or header
Analytics Yes Yes
Log files Yes Accessible via portal and API. Delay is 20-30 seconds. Yes
tooltip Logs are 24h delayed
API Yes Purge, analytics, configuration, logs Sortof/partially Purge, analytics, configuration (but limited)
HTTPS & Content Protection BunnyCDN CenturyLink
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Yes Free. SNI No
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Yes Free. SNI Extra costs
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Yes Free. SNI Extra costs
Token authentication Yes Extra costs
Geo blocking Yes Country level blocking (at the DNS level) Extra costs
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Yes blocking specific referrers, block requests without referrer, whitelist allowed referrers Unknown
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content No Unknown
IP white/blacklisting Yes Unknown

Support

Customer support BunnyCDN CenturyLink
Documentation Yes Yes, public Sortof/partially Yes, but not public
Humans Yes All customers get email support with a 24 hour reply SLA (<4 hour plan to be introduced later in 2019). No phone support. Large customers get access to their Slack channel. Yes All customers get 24/7 email and phone support