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CacheFly versus Medianova

Easily compare CacheFly and Medianova 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 CacheFly Medianova
Short profile Launched in 2002, CacheFly developed the world's first TCP-anycast based content delivery network. CacheFly has a focus on optimizing the CDN for throughput and has steadily built out the network to now have ~40 POPs on 6 continents. Medianova is originally a Turkey CDN, but in the last few years has grown quickly to become a global player with a strong presence in Europe. Medianova uses modern technologies like their patent pending Dockerized CDN Platform, HTTP/2, BBR and Brotli.

Products

Product CacheFly Medianova
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Not available/supported Available/supported
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Available/supported Available/supported
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) Available/supported Available/supported
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? Available/supported Available/supported
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Available/supported Available/supported
Image OptimizationAutomatic image compression/optimization Not available/supported Available/supported
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain Not available/supported Not available/supported
WAFWeb Application Firewall Not available/supported Not available/supported
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Not available/supported Available/supported
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs Not available/supported Available/supported

Network

Region CacheFly Medianova
North America 11 6
Latin America 2 0
Europe 14 10
Russia & CIS 1 0
Asia, excl China 7 1
China 0 0
Oceania 3 1
Middle-East 4 4
Africa 1 0

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration CacheFly Medianova
Minimum contract term 1 month 12 months
Minimum monthly costs $500 Varies by product and service
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests Unknown Unknown
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred None Unknown
NA/EU traffic (low volume) Unknown Confidential, market competitive
APAC traffic (low volume) Unknown Confidential, market competitive
LATAM traffic (low volume) Unknown Not applicable

Features

Web acceleration CacheFly Medianova
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Not available/supported Available/supported
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Unknown Available/supported One to three minutes
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Available/supported Global Anycast Available/supported
HTTP/2 Available/supported Available/supported
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Unknown Not available/supported
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Resend from origin Compress on the fly. Brotli support!
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Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Available/supported HTTP and HTTPS
tooltip Match client to edge request protocol is possible. Can't use an IP address.
Available/supported HTTP and HTTPS
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Available/supported Set specific Host header value or forward value from client to edge request Available/supported Can be different from origin host
Origin shieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Available/supported Available/supported
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Extra costs FTP, SFTP, SCP, rsync. Storage costs apply Available/supported FTP, SFTP, Rsync
Cache control - CDN caching Available/supported Origin headers are honored. Can config overrides Available/supported
Cache control - client caching Available/supported Origin headers are forwarded to client Available/supported
Serve stale CDN Guide: Serve staleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Not available/supported Available/supported Cache-Control extensions support
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Available/supported Instant Available/supported Instant. Purge all may take up to 1 minute
Purge - capabilities Partially Purge all but not purge by directory or tag or header Partially Purge file paths, purge all
Analytics Available/supported Near real-time, lots of metrics Available/supported Near real-time
Log files Available/supported FTP, SCP, rsync
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Available/supported Not by default, only on request
API Partially Purge and analytics, not for configuration Available/supported Purge, analytics, configuration, encoding
HTTPS & Content Protection CacheFly Medianova
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Available/supported Free Available/supported Free (not SNI)
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Extra costs Custom pricing for each customer Not available/supported
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Not available/supported Available/supported SNI
Token authentication Available/supported Available/supported
Geo blocking Not available/supported Available/supported Streaming
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Available/supported Available/supported Streaming
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Not available/supported Not available/supported
IP white/blacklisting Not available/supported Available/supported Streaming

Support

Customer support CacheFly Medianova
Documentation Available/supported Yes, public Available/supported Yes, public
Humans Available/supported All customers get 24/7 email and phone support Available/supported All customers get 24/7 email support with 3 minutes response time and access to Technical Account Managers