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  1. #1
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    Which the best Content Delivery Network CDN for a good price

    Soon i will lauch a new site and I know it will quickly use a lot of bandwidth, but Im also no rich dude, so whats the best option, be cause I do think I would need a CDN thing.
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    try www.inetservices.com, they publish pricing on their site, resell limelight
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    Here's the link Bob was referring to: http://www.inetservices.com/cdn.html

    One of our larger customers went with Limelight Direct and had a good experience. They also had their site built here: http://www.lightmaker.com/
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    CDN suggestion

    You might also want to give StreamGuys a try. I've been with them for several years now (they host my colo streaming server plus a couple of my websites), and their service has always been great.

    Their website is streamguys.com
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    I think you could even do Amazon's S3; a poor man's CDN
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    pantherexpress.com has been good to us for image caching. Free trial as well.
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    Cachefly is pretty decent to start with. They are one of the only CDNs that I'm aware of that has list prices on the site and self-service sign up. From a performance standpoint, its not too shabby -- we've used Cachefly in the past.

    We currently use Akamai though but I would recommend it only if you have a more solid understanding of your traffic requirements and ROI.
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    StreamGuys has a price calcualtor on their site and an online signup page as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by garrydolley View Post
    I think you could even do Amazon's S3; a poor man's CDN

    bankrupted man's CDN

    From my own experience: latency is very bad, donwload speeds not that good, and uploads faulty

    Just Google s3 amazon issues
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    panthercdn is pretty darn cheap with no minimum commitments, they also seem to have very friendly people.
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    Panther is a good option; Level3 has some pretty aggressive pricing as well.
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    Another vote for Panther here.
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    For those of you who are reccomendating Panther for CDN, can you please let us know what your experience is with this host?

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    Please for the love of all that is holy - stop referring to Amazon S3 as a CDN. They are an Online Storage Provider and thats about the extent of it. Just because you serve up the media from two locations does not a CDN make. They use cogent almost exclusively - and offer very little in the way of value adds.

    Try CacheFly - inexpensive, quick, now serving from 12 POPs globally


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    Almost forgot:

    https://www.cachefly.com/signup.html?sid=1&plan=1

    ^ 30 day free trial.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sirius View Post
    For those of you who are reccomendating Panther for CDN, can you please let us know what your experience is with this host?

    Sirius
    They just work. They deliver multiple terabytes of images for us each month and in the year we have been using them they have never had an issue. We have been very tempted to try and bring this back in house but Panther does such a great job for so cheap that it would take years to make back our ROI.
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    A bold statement or prophecy of doom?
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    Anyone ready to post approximate pricing levels?
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    CacheFly's pricing is on their website for accounts up to 1200GB. You have to contact them for pricing 2TB and beyond, but they are more than reasonable. Also, storage pricing is much lower than listed on their site. (trying to scare away low IP customers with big storage.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by mistervoice View Post
    StreamGuys has a price calcualtor on their site and an online signup page as well.
    Watching the Streamguys rates, I can see that they are expensive.
    Are all the streaming providers in the same range?
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    It's been my experience that you get what you pay for when it comes to streaming providers.

    I don't mind paying a little more as long as I get the quality and level of service that goes with it. And I've gotten nothing but the best from StreamGuys.
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    All of the bigger CDN services price based on commits. The discounts are usually not available until you get into some decent numbers. That's why I was asking about pricing for those CDN's that do not publish pricing or are known to discount from rack rates.
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    Peer1 has a CDN I believe, as well. Can't tell you its quality, don't know, but I think it has like 15+ POP's that its served from.
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    Will your bandwidth needs be mostly large file download, video delivery or video streaming? Different CDNs specialize in different types of delivery.

    Also, what type of bandwidth / delivery levels are you talking about? If you are going to push a few GBs or even 10-20 GBs, then you really do not need a CDNs.

    CDNs are great are large file / video delivery, since they serve from multiple locations allowing them to deliver high-bitrate video faster since there is less latency between the server and the end user.
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    We have a customer using CacheFly and all I have to say is it's just rock solid. In three years or so, we have not had a single known issue with their service.
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