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CDN77 versus SwiftServe

Easily compare CDN77 and SwiftServe 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 CDN77 SwiftServe
Short profile CDN77 provides a solid set of content delivery products and solutions all over the world, with 33 PoPs on 5 continents. CDN77 is an innovation frontrunner known to be among the first providers to offer features such as TLS 1.3, Brotli or HTTP/2. They also offer real-time support provided by in-house engineers 24/7 SwiftServe CDN, operated by Conversant, has a strong POP presence in Asia and especially Indonesia. Their services include web acceleration, file download optimisation, video on demand (VoD) and live streaming. Conversant operates the largest CDN Federation in Asia.

Products

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  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
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  • Unknown = Unknown
Product CDN77 SwiftServe
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... No Sortof/partially
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? Yes Live streaming Yes
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Yes Video delivery Yes
Image OptimizationAutomatic image transformation/compression/optimization Yes No
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain No No
WAFWeb Application Firewall Yes No
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Yes DDOS Mitigation No
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs Yes Private CDN Yes
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers Unknown Unknown

Network

Region CDN77 SwiftServe
North America 9 2
Latin America 1 0
Europe 13 1
Russia & CIS 2 0
Asia excl. China 6 20
China 0 1
Oceania 1 0
Middle-East 1 0
Africa 1 1

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration CDN77 SwiftServe
Minimum contract term None 12 months
Minimum monthly costs No, but minimum is $149/yr 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) $0.049 per GB Unknown
APAC traffic (low volume) $0.125 per GB Unknown
LATAM traffic (low volume) $0.185 per GB Unknown

Features

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  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Web acceleration CDN77 SwiftServe
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Yes No
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Yes 3 minutes Sortof/partially 15 minutes
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com No Non-Anycasted network No
HTTP/2 Yes No
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Sortof/partially Edge server accepts IPv6 requests but replies via IPv4. No
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Yes Compress on the fly. Brotli support!
tooltip Origin don't need to support Brotli
Yes Resend from origin, or compress on edge
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Yes HTTP and HTTPS.
tooltip Custom port number can be configured
Yes HTTP and HTTPS
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Yes Possible to set a specific Host header for communications with origin Sortof/partially Can't configure specific other Host header
Origin ShieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Yes Free. Must be enabled/configured via support No
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Extra costs FTP, SFTP, rsync. Storage costs apply Sortof/partially FTP or upload in portal. Storage costs apply
Cache control - CDN caching Yes Origin sent headers override CDN config rules Yes Set override caching rules. Per file type.
Cache control - client caching Yes Their support team is needed Yes
Serve Stale CDN Guide: Serve StaleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Yes Cache-Control extensions support No
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Yes Instant. Purge all may take up to 3 mins. Yes Up to 15 minutes
Purge - capabilities Sortof/partially Purge all but not purge by directory or tag or header Sortof/partially Purge file, all and by directory
Analytics Yes 5 to 10 minutes delayed. Sortof/partially Updated daily or hourly (premium)
tooltip No metrics per config/zone
Log files Extra costs $49/month/CDN Resource. FTP, SFTP, rsync.
tooltip Logs are only 5 minutes delayed
Extra costs Logs are daily
API Yes Purge, analytics, configuration Yes Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection CDN77 SwiftServe
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Yes Free (not SNI) No
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Extra costs Let's Encrypt is free (SNI), or $99/year for SAN in their cert (no SNI) Extra costs
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Yes Free (SNI) No
Token authentication Yes Yes
Geo blocking Yes Their support team is needed Yes
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Yes No
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Yes Their support team is needed No
IP white/blacklisting Yes Their support team is needed Yes

Support

Customer support CDN77 SwiftServe
Documentation Yes Yes, public. API docs Sortof/partially Yes, but not public
Humans Yes All customers get real-time 24/7 support via email, phone, chat and Skype. Yes All customers get email support. 24/7 phone support is available (costs extra)