Care to recommend a good, affordable CDN?

MannDude

Just a dude
vpsBoard Founder
Moderator
Anyone wish to recommend a good affordable CDN? Would rather pay quarterly or longer, don't want to deal with monthly invoices if I can help it.

Wanting to ditch CloudFlare and utilize a proper CDN. Trying to keep costs low, and need to keep vpsBoard in Las Vegas where I have cheap DDoS protection but it's not a very ideal location for the visitor base. Wanting to speed things up for the visitors overseas and on the other side of the world.

I used MaxCDN years ago. It was alright, though was never really utilized. I did like the interface though. Any other options I should be looking at?
 

Dylan

Active Member
What about the IPS CDN? It's built into the software and at least the last time I checked was quite reasonably priced.

http://community.invisionpower.com/blog/1174/entry-8017-introducing-ips-cdn-service/

Otherwise, I like MaxCDN and Amazon CloudFront. CloudFront has more POPs, but MaxCDN might be cheaper for a site like this. MaxCDN's pricing is also easy to figure out while AWS's is anything but.

I'd suggest checking out Incapsula first, though. It's kinda like CloudFlare but way more secure.
 
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NodeBytes

Dedi Addict
I use Rackspace CDN. They use the Akamai CDN. It's very reliable and I have yet to see any issues with them. My clients and me are all happy with their services.
 

vanarp

Active Member
$16.14 /mo for all their locations with 100GB/mo transfer. Not bad.
 
I think they charge you $50 in advance (after the free trial though) and as you get to $5 credit remaining they charge your card again. There is no time limit to consume the credit. The Asian bandwidth charges are higher than the rest. 

In my experience, I felt this service is better than MaxCDN may due to the number of pops. 
 

Ruchirablog

New Member
Use cloudfront. They have added many pops recently. Cloudfront is really better than it used to be and its cheap and reliable. 
 

Master Bo

Member
I also vote for CDN77 and CloudFront.

Note that CloudFront, if I am not mistaken, still can't set limits on traffic amount sent via CDN. The consequences can be dire.
 

Kenshin

New Member
Verified Provider
If you need just 200GB on CDN.NET/OnApp based CDN contact me, I can provide it free for the first few months so that you can test out my CDN blend, after that up to you if you want to just pay a token sum.

If anyone is wondering why I'm offering it, I run a very optimized Asia network so technically I can cover Asia with just my CDN node (without relying on other edge nodes, aka 3rd party costs) and thus it's all my internal costs. US/EU CDN nodes are cheap to add to the CDN blend averaging about $10-20 per TB, whereas my asia node is priced at $100 per TB. So even if 200GB of pure US/EU traffic is used that's like $4 of 3rd party costs to me, can definitely spare to help VPSBoard.
 
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bdtech

New Member
@Adwait_Leap Cloudflare has a lot more than "13 edge nodes".


@vanarp what are you having issues caching?
 
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