Skip to content

Verizon Media versus AdvancedHosting

Easily compare Verizon Media 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.

Verizon Media logo AdvancedHosting logo

Company

Company Verizon Media AdvancedHosting
Short profile The Verizon Media Platform is a division of Verizon. In 2013, Verizon acquired EdgeCast's Content Delivery Network (CDN) along with upLynk's video workflow technology to create a next-generation platform. This platform streamlines the streaming video workflow including encoding, SSAI and delivery, plus accelerates and secures websites and content for broadcasters, retailers and enterprises. 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 Verizon Media AdvancedHosting
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Yes Network No
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Yes Network Yes CDN for Static Content
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) Yes Network Yes
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? Yes Live Events Yes CDN for Video
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Yes Encode Yes CDN for Video
Image OptimizationAutomatic image transformation/compression/optimization Yes Dynamic Imaging No
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain Yes DNS Yes Anycast DNS
WAFWeb Application Firewall Yes Web Application Firewall No
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Yes DDoS No
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs No No
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers Sortof/partially Edge Compute
tooltip Rules and Lua scripting
No

Network

Region Verizon Media AdvancedHosting
North America 18 9
Latin America 12 2
Europe 15 9
Russia & CIS 0 1
Asia excl. China 12 3
China 100 0
Oceania 3 0
Middle-East 3 0
Africa 2 0

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration Verizon Media AdvancedHosting
Minimum contract term Unknown 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 Verizon Media AdvancedHosting
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Sortof/partially Available through Microsoft Azure Yes
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Yes A few 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 Yes Anycasted network (regional) No
HTTP/2 Yes Yes
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Yes 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 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 Single POP shield or multiple. Full control Yes Free.
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Extra costs Origin Storage 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 Yes No longer than 1 min, often much faster 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 Real-time, with many metrics in the UI Sortof/partially Cache hit ratio and error rate not yet available
Log files Yes < 60 seconds No Available on request (support ticket)
API Yes Purge, analytics, configuration Yes Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection Verizon Media AdvancedHosting
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Yes Yes
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Extra costs Non-SNI. Pricing is custom. Wildcard possible Sortof/partially Let's Encrypt with auto-renewal. CDN handles all.
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Extra costs Pricing is custom Yes Can be an EV certificate. Free.
Token authentication Yes Included as core feature Yes Antihotlink protection
Geo blocking Yes Included as core feature Sortof/partially VideoCDN only
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Yes Included as core feature Yes Set allow and/or block list.
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Extra costs Supported via special configuration No
IP white/blacklisting Yes Included as core feature Sortof/partially VideoCDN only

Support

Customer support Verizon Media AdvancedHosting
Documentation Yes Yes, 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.