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CDNetworks versus AdvancedHosting

Easily compare CDNetworks and AdvancedHosting 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 CDNetworks AdvancedHosting
Short profile Founded in 2000, CDNetworks has been in the content delivery space longer than most other CDNs. CDNetworks always had, and still has, a strong focus on emerging markets like Brazil and Russia. CDNetworks has a wide range of content delivery/acceleration and security products. 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.

Products

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

Network

Region CDNetworks AdvancedHosting
North America 11 9
Latin America 7 2
Europe 13 9
Russia & CIS 17 1
Asia excl. China 20 3
China 20 0
Oceania 1 0
Middle-East 9 0
Africa 4 0

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration CDNetworks AdvancedHosting
Minimum contract term 12 months None
Minimum monthly costs Unknown $0.01
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests Unknown None
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred Unknown Yes
NA/EU traffic (low volume) Unknown $0.025 per GB or $0.5 per Mbps
APAC traffic (low volume) Unknown $0.025 per GB or $0.5 per Mbps
LATAM traffic (low volume) Unknown $0.025 per GB or $0.5 per Mbps

Features

  • Yes = Yes
  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Web acceleration CDNetworks AdvancedHosting
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. No Can't sign up and get started. Must talk to sales. Yes
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Sortof/partially ~ 15 minutes Sortof/partially 2 to 3 minutes (video takes longer)
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 No Yes
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Unknown Yes
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Yes Resend from origin, or compress on edge Sortof/partially Resend from origin only
tooltip Does not compress on the edge
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Yes HTTP and HTTPS Yes HTTP and HTTPS
tooltip Video: only pull over HTTP
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Yes Configure specific other Host header
tooltip CDN can also forward client request Host header to origin
Yes Can be different from origin host
tooltip Video: only origin Host
Origin ShieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Extra costs Multiple POPs can act as shield Yes Free.
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Extra costs Extra costs $25/TB
Cache control - CDN caching Yes Full and granular control Yes Origin or CDN controlled
Cache control - client caching Yes Full and granular control Yes Origin or CDN controlled
Serve Stale CDN Guide: Serve StaleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Yes Yes
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Sortof/partially Completion time is 5 - 10 minutes Sortof/partially A few minutes
Purge - capabilities Yes Purge all, purge by directory, by file extension Yes Purge specific files, purge all (not for VideoCDN)
Analytics Yes Sortof/partially Cache hit ratio and error rate not yet available
Log files Yes No Available on request (support ticket)
API Yes Purge, analytics, configuration Yes Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection CDNetworks AdvancedHosting
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net No Yes
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Extra costs Sortof/partially Let's Encrypt with auto-renewal. CDN handles all.
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Extra costs Yes Can be an EV certificate. Free.
Token authentication Yes Yes Antihotlink protection
Geo blocking Yes Sortof/partially VideoCDN only
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Yes Yes Set allow and/or block list.
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Yes No
IP white/blacklisting Yes Sortof/partially VideoCDN only

Support

Customer support CDNetworks AdvancedHosting
Documentation Sortof/partially Yes, but not public Sortof/partially API docs and VoD API docs
Humans Yes All customers get 24/7 email and phone support Yes Ticket system, Skype and email support is free.