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StackPath versus EdgeNext

Easily compare StackPath and EdgeNext 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 StackPath EdgeNext
Short profile 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. EdgeNext is a leading provider of edge cloud services specializing in China, APAC, MEA and global cloud delivery. As the only service provider with extensive POPs in China to be recognized by Gartner as possessing 'global' network capabilities, EdgeNext is one of the fastest-growing companies in the CDN space.

Products

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Product StackPath EdgeNext
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Dynamic Acceleration
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Cloud Delivery
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) Cloud Delivery
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? Streaming
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Streaming
Image OptimizationAutomatic image transformation/compression/optimization Image Optimization
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain Global, including China
WAFWeb Application Firewall Web Application Firewall Part of the Security CDN
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. DDoS Mitigation Part of the Security CDN
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers Edge Compute

Network

How many POP locations do StackPath and EdgeNext have in different parts of the world?

Region StackPath EdgeNext
North America 11 29
Latin America 6 7
Europe 10 16
Russia & CIS 0 2
Asia excl. China 5 35
China 0 1100
Oceania 2 1
Middle-East 0 16
Africa 0 4

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration StackPath EdgeNext
Minimum contract term One month None for self-service customers
Minimum monthly costs $25 None for self-service customers
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests None None
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred Unknown None
NA/EU traffic (low volume) $0.04 per GB Unknown
APAC traffic (low volume) $0.04 per GB Unknown
LATAM traffic (low volume) $0.04 per GB Unknown

Features

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Web acceleration StackPath EdgeNext
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Self-service create account and configure account (EdgeNext to approve account)
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Instant <5 minutes
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com
HTTP/2
WebSockets WebSockets docs
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6?
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Resend from origin, or compress on edge Resend from origin, or compress on edge
tooltip Fetch compressed or uncompressed from origin (configurable)
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? HTTP and HTTPS HTTP and HTTPS
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? 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
Waiting RoomDuring peak traffic, route users to a virtual waiting room
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Upload in the portal or via API
Cache control - CDN caching Full and granular control with EdgeRules Full and granular control
Cache control - client caching Full and granular control with EdgeRules Full and granular control
Serve Stale CDN Guide: Serve StaleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Cache-Control extensions support
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Instant! Instant
Purge - capabilities Purge all, purge by directory/header, Purge all, purge by directory, soft purge
Analytics Real-time! Many metrics in the UI
Log files Only for larger volume plans Available for download in Portal or via API. Format can be customized.
API Purge, analytics, configuration Purge, configuration, analytics, logs
HTTPS & Content Protection StackPath EdgeNext
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Free. SNI
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate SNI. Pricing is custom.
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Free. SNI Pricing is custom
Token authentication Not self-service, support is needed
Geo blocking Not self-service, support is needed
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Self-service
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Self-service
IP white/blacklisting Self-service

Support

Customer support StackPath EdgeNext
Documentation Yes, public Good documentation but not public
Humans 24/7 phone and email support included in all plans. Higher volume plans get a dedicated technical account manager 24/7 email support and phone support. Multiple support packages are available