Here is a cheap Content Delivery Network that can perform well may not be easy. Cheapest Content Delivery Network options are open source and free, however they may not perform as per your needs, therefore you may need to chose wisely.
Small businesses need affordable Content Delivery Network solutions.
SEE ALSO: Top 18 Best CMS (Content Management Systems) for Designers
Numerous studies have shown that the faster your site loads, the less likely people are to bounce and the more likely they are to interact with your site whether that be reading your content, adding comments or posts, or making a purchase.
If you can afford it, they are the best. This is the company behind FaceBook and other massive global web properties. In fact, Akamai claims to deliver between 15-30% of all Web traffic. If you have a need for a top notch CDN, and the capital to pay for it, then it makes sense to join the 96 out of the 100 top online retailers in the U.S. that rely on Akamai.
I just tried to use their service and not only is there no phone number after 20 min there was still no email with my information. The CDNsun has very good prices and with them you pay as you go. They have an extensive network and they provide help with integration of CDN. They also provide Shared SSL for free as well as free trial.
Akamai is great for the big boys, but for the rest of us who can’t justify a 5 figure monthly payment for our CDN, CloudFlare is a great solution. At no charge, CloudFlare will provide their basic level CDN, DNS, Always Online service, web page optimization, and website security features. Then, for only $20 per month, you can have this service expanded with higher priority performance, mobile optimization, and near real time stats. And if you need even more, CloudFlare offers advanced web optimization for dynamic content, and advanced DDoS mitigation.
We’re excited to announce the preview of the Microsoft Azure Premium Storage Disks. With the introduction of new Premium Storage, Microsoft Azure now offers two types of durable storage: Premium and Standard Storage.
CoralCDN is a free CDN and the source code is available through GNU GPL. CoralCDN locates cached objects and helps to improve the availability of data. It is built on key indexing infrastructure which is called Coral. The drawback of Coral is that it can be blocked by a few antivirus software and web filtering packages (Websense and Open DNS.)
Incapsula is a technologically advanced CDN platform preferred by business-oriented websites – from privately held e-commerce platforms to large bitcoin exchanges and Fortune 50 organizations. Incapsula uses its CDN platform to provide high-quality added value security services, including DDoS protection and PCI DSS compliant WAF. Incapsula’s enterprise plan also offers various high availability features, including in-datacenter and cross-datacenter failover and load balancing. Incapsula CDN has a Free plan option and several of paid subscription plans, starting at $19/month.
Amazon CloudFront provides cloud computing, database and storage. Amazon costs $0.075 per 10,000 HTTP requests and $0.0100 per 10,000 HTTPS requests in the US. The rates vary with region. Users can also go for reserved capacity pricing, if the usage level is lower than 10 TB per month in one region.
CacheFly is a reliable CDN which ranked at #1 in a website comparison of 24 CDNs for efficiency by ‘Cloudclimate.com’. The custom plan of CacheFly costs $0.03 / GB and a risk free trial is provided for 30 days. The minimum package is available at $99 / month.
Max CDN provides easy uploading, GZip compression (unlike Cloudfront), is compatible with shared hosts, provides caching of database / pages / posts / RSS and is easy to install as well. It is priced at 2.9 cents for a GB and it takes $39.95 annually for 1000GB. Its major drawback is that it does not have sufficient nodes in Asia.
ProCDN provides Grid Service and has a dedicated server. It is provides fast access to data and is one of the most affordable providers. It is in fact the first company authorized to host iASP for Macromedia’s Flash Communication Server and Linux. ProCDN’s rate is $20 per month for 200 GB data transfer.
BitGravity was established in 2006 and has nodes across North America and Europe. It provides delivery of software, audio, video and advertisements. It is one of the first CDNs which allowed interactive broadcasting. The CMS only package is priced at $179 / month.
Limelight has 900 user accesses across the globe and it provides features such as site caching, dynamic ad insertion, streaming etc. The service is priced at minimum $0.50 per GB for 500GB – 2 TB.
CDNetworks is full service CDN which provides video streaming, image caching and large volume downloads. It has more than 80 POPs in 52 geographical regions and it has one of the best transfer performances. It is priced at $0.50 per GB.
Swiftway is a UK based hosting service which offers many different packages. It has 8 nodes in North America and Europe and you have to pay 39.95 € for 2000 GB data transfer per month.
Edgecast is a Los Angeles based CDN and claims to provide the fastest access to the biggest sites. It is priced at $250 for 500GB per month.
Cotendo provides high efficiency and secured delivery options through SSL. It has CDN balancer to distribute content and it is priced at minimum $400 for one million DNS queries per month.
SoftLayer provides software for streaming, organizing and storing website content. It provides 250GB bandwidth for $45.00 and pay as you go starts at ($0.20 per/GB). It is recommended for good service and reliability.
GoGrid a reliable provider which is priced as pay-as-you-go, and there are no contracts on minimum usage. It has global footprint with nineteen POPs in four continents. It charges minimum $0.25/GB.
CloudLayer is available on two distribution options – Origin Pull and POP Pull. It provides both monthly packages ($45 / month) and pay-as-you-go ($0.20 per GB).
Level 3 has comprehensive CDN service which allows caching, streaming, delivering content, secure delivery as well as storage.
There are a number of other popular CDNs, besides the ones mentioned in above list. Do let us know in comments section if you have used some other CDNs which you were impressed with.
Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments.