Fastly vs MaxCDN: What are the differences?
What is Fastly? We're redefining content delivery. 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.
What is MaxCDN? Our CDN makes your site load faster!. 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.
Fastly and MaxCDN can be primarily classified as "Content Delivery Network" tools.
Some of the features offered by Fastly are:
- static content delivery
- event-driven content delivery
- Dynamic Site Acceleration (DSA)
On the other hand, MaxCDN provides the following key features:
- We Make You Fast- With our fast-growing network of multiple PoP locations in all parts of the globe, we mirror your content and deliver it to the neared location to your visitors. It isn't just our network that is fast, but with our state-of-art hardware, fast RAM and SSD storage, content is served at lightning fast speeds.
- We Have Your Back- To ensure that you do not have any downtime, we have deployed redundant networks and intelligent routing that ensures selecting an alternative route if a network pathway is down.
- We Help You Rank- Using MaxCDN will help you improve your website speed, and since this is now a ranking factor used by Google and other search engines for deciding search results, deploying MaxCDN will help you rank better, giving you more traffic.
"Real-time updates" is the top reason why over 20 developers like Fastly, while over 46 developers mention "Easy setup" as the leading cause for choosing MaxCDN.
According to the StackShare community, MaxCDN has a broader approval, being mentioned in 887 company stacks & 109 developers stacks; compared to Fastly, which is listed in 96 company stacks and 11 developer stacks.
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