Amazon CloudFront vs CloudFlare vs KeyCDN

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Amazon CloudFront

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Decisions about Amazon CloudFront, CloudFlare, and KeyCDN
Francesco Boffa

I don't think I have registered a domain in the last 10 years that hasn't been linked to CloudFlare within the first 2 hours from registration.

The benefits you get from even the free version of CloudFlare are amazing. From day 0: - 30/80% of bandwidth savings thanks to their CDN - Origin IP address protection - Managed SSL

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Pros of Amazon CloudFront
Pros of CloudFlare
Pros of KeyCDN
  • 245
    Fast
  • 166
    Cdn
  • 157
    Compatible with other aws services
  • 125
    Simple
  • 108
    Global
  • 41
    Cheap
  • 36
    Cost-effective
  • 27
    Reliable
  • 19
    One stop solution
  • 9
    Elastic
  • 1
    Object store
  • 1
    HTTP/2 Support
  • 424
    Easy setup, great cdn
  • 277
    Free ssl
  • 199
    Easy setup
  • 190
    Security
  • 180
    Ssl
  • 98
    Great cdn
  • 77
    Optimizer
  • 71
    Simple
  • 44
    Great UI
  • 28
    Great js cdn
  • 12
    Apps
  • 12
    HTTP/2 Support
  • 12
    DNS Analytics
  • 12
    AutoMinify
  • 9
    Rocket Loader
  • 9
    Ipv6
  • 9
    Easy
  • 8
    IPv6 "One Click"
  • 8
    Fantastic CDN service
  • 7
    DNSSEC
  • 7
    Nice DNS
  • 7
    SSHFP
  • 7
    Free GeoIP
  • 7
    Amazing performance
  • 7
    API
  • 7
    Cheapest SSL
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    SPDY
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    Free and reliable, Faster then anyone else
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    Ubuntu
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    Asynchronous resource loading
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    Global Load Balancing
  • 4
    Performance
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    Easy Use
  • 3
    CDN
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    Registrar
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    Support for SSHFP records
  • 1
    Web3
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    Прохси
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    HTTPS3/Quic
  • 40
    Pay-as-you-go
  • 38
    Cheapest cdn pricing ever
  • 27
    Easy setup
  • 27
    No subscription
  • 23
    Free shared ssl
  • 21
    Fastest cdn i've ever used
  • 17
    Cheap
  • 16
    Ssd-optimized edge servers
  • 15
    Great support
  • 14
    Quick support
  • 7
    Free Custom SSL
  • 5
    Supports HTTP/2 and available globally
  • 4
    No time limit for spending credit
  • 3
    Build for developers
  • 3
    Support Let's Encrypt
  • 2
    Supports SPDY
  • 2
    Server from Turkey
  • 2
    5 zones included
  • 2
    Easy as pie to setup
  • 2
    Brotli Support
  • 2
    No credit card required for free trial
  • 2
    Real-time Log Forwarding
  • 1
    Fastest CDN
  • 1
    Easy to setup & improve website loading speed
  • 1
    Haven't had much time to tinker, but YES
  • 1
    Its very reliable and easy to use
  • 1
    Great customer support, easy setup
  • 0
    A very capable CDN with an affordable price tag

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Cons of Amazon CloudFront
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Cons of KeyCDN
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    UI could use some work
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    Invalidations take so long
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    No support for SSHFP records
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    Expensive when you exceed their fair usage limits
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    What is Amazon CloudFront?

    Amazon CloudFront can be used to deliver your entire website, including dynamic, static, streaming, and interactive content using a global network of edge locations. Requests for your content are automatically routed to the nearest edge location, so content is delivered with the best possible performance.

    What is CloudFlare?

    Cloudflare speeds up and protects millions of websites, APIs, SaaS services, and other properties connected to the Internet.

    What is KeyCDN?

    KeyCDN offers super fast and secure content delivery for minimal loading time. In addition to the CDN, it also offers advanced image processing and many other features such as live logs and Let's Encrypt SSL.

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    What are some alternatives to Amazon CloudFront, CloudFlare, and KeyCDN?
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    Google Cloud Storage
    Google Cloud Storage allows world-wide storing and retrieval of any amount of data and at any time. It provides a simple programming interface which enables developers to take advantage of Google's own reliable and fast networking infrastructure to perform data operations in a secure and cost effective manner. If expansion needs arise, developers can benefit from the scalability provided by Google's infrastructure.
    Fastly
    Fastly's real-time content delivery network gives you total control over your content, unprecedented access to performance analytics, and the ability to instantly update content in 150 milliseconds.
    MaxCDN
    The MaxCDN Content Delivery Network efficiently delivers your site’s static file through hundreds of servers instead of slogging through a single host. This "smart route" technology distributes your content to your visitors via the city closest to them.
    Amazon S3
    Amazon Simple Storage Service provides a fully redundant data storage infrastructure for storing and retrieving any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web
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