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QUANTIL versus StackPath

Easily compare QUANTIL and StackPath 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 QUANTIL StackPath
Short profile QUANTIL launched their CDN services in 2012. They have a strong focus on live stream delivery with continued support for RTMP, L-HLS, HDS, HTTP TS and HTTP FLV. QUANTIL has a full-featured IPv4+IPv6 network and a big network of POPs in 34 countries including mainland China (ChinaNetCenter). StackPath launched in 2016 and promises global, high performance content delivery + top notch security (integrated web application firewall and DDoS mitigation) while keeping things simple, transparent and affordable. StackPath is developer-friendly with 24/7/365 support and a fully-documented API.

Products

  • Yes = Yes
  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Unknown = Unknown
Product QUANTIL StackPath
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Yes Website Acceleration 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 Download Acceleration Yes
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? Yes Live Stream Acceleration Sortof/partially
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Yes Video On Demand Acceleration Yes
Image OptimizationAutomatic image transformation/compression/optimization No No
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain No Yes Managed DNS
WAFWeb Application Firewall Yes Yes Web Application Firewall
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Yes Cloud Security Yes DDoS Mitigation
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs Unknown Sortof/partially Coming soon
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers Unknown Yes Edge Compute

Network

Region QUANTIL StackPath
North America 10 14
Latin America 0 2
Europe 6 8
Russia & CIS 1 0
Asia excl. China 22 5
China 550 0
Oceania 3 2
Middle-East 4 0
Africa 6 0

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration QUANTIL StackPath
Minimum contract term 12 months One month
Minimum monthly costs $1000 $10
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests None None
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred None Unknown
NA/EU traffic (low volume) Unknown $0.03 per GB
APAC traffic (low volume) Unknown $0.03 per GB
LATAM traffic (low volume) Unknown $0.03 per GB

Features

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  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Web acceleration QUANTIL StackPath
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. No Yes
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Sortof/partially Depends on number of POPs turned on Yes Instant!
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Extra costs Purchase auth DNS that integrates with their CDN No
HTTP/2 Yes Yes
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Yes Yes
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Yes Yes Resend from origin, or compress on edge
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Yes Yes HTTP and HTTPS
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Yes Yes
Origin ShieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Sortof/partially Custom config, done by their support team Yes
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Extra costs One-time $500 setup fee, $150/TB per month Yes
Cache control - CDN caching Yes Yes Full and granular control with EdgeRules
Cache control - client caching Yes Yes Full and granular control with EdgeRules
Serve Stale CDN Guide: Serve StaleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Sortof/partially Custom config, done by their support team Yes
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Sortof/partially Sometimes takes up to 10 min Yes Instant!
Purge - capabilities Yes Sortof/partially Purge all
Analytics Yes Many metrics. API outputs near real-time data. The customer portal is updated every 1-2 hours Yes Real-time!
Log files Sortof/partially Delay is 1-3 hours. Download through API or from portal Yes Only for larger volume plans
API Sortof/partially XML output Yes Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection QUANTIL StackPath
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Yes Yes Free. SNI
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Extra costs SNI. Custom pricing Yes
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Extra costs SNI. Custom pricing Yes Free. SNI
Token authentication Yes
tooltip Available for ingress and egress points of the CDN. MD5 and SHA256
Yes
Geo blocking Yes
tooltip Customers can provide a list regions and/or countries to whitelist and/or blacklist
Yes
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Yes Yes
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content No Yes
IP white/blacklisting Yes
tooltip Whitelist and/or blacklist IP address. Self-configure.
Yes

Support

Customer support QUANTIL StackPath
Documentation Yes Yes, but not everything is public. API docs are public. Yes Yes, public
Humans Sortof/partially Standard support (Monday to Friday, 9-6 pm PST) for small customers, and emergency support (24/7) for large customers. Support Availability. Yes 24/7 phone and email support included in all plans. Higher volume plans get a dedicated technical account manager