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06. ABOUT US
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Content Delivery Network (also
known as Content Distribution Net-
work) is a system of geographically
distributed severs around the world. These
server maintain copies of the content. The pri-
mary benefits of a CDN are about speed and
high-availability, but a CDN brings a whole
range of other advantages.
irst of all a CDN will boost your website.
Slow websites are a no-go these days. A
CDN will significantly reduce the loading
time. Content will always be served from the
closest edge server available. An edge server
closer to you will lower latency and the closer a
server is the less bottle necks are along the way.
So keep in mind that a CDN is not just about a
few milliseconds latency improvement but also
about much faster loading time.
igh-availability is another key compo-
nent of a CDN. Traffic will always be
routed to the nearest point of pres-
ence (POP). If one POP is not available, all the
requests are automatically routed to the next
POP. A CDN will definitely improve your site
availability. Since the core HTML is still com-
ing from your server, availability can only be as
good as it is for your server. A CDN doesn’t real-
ly help if your (origin) server is frequently down
since dynamic content is still coming from your
hat about the other aspects of a
CDN? A single server offers you
limited scalability. A CDN makes
it easier for you to scale seamlessly. Your server
only delivers the dynamic content (HTML and
such) and all the static content will come from
CDN will definitely bring performance
improvement whether you run a small
site or something on a larger scale. But
speed is just one part of the equation, a CDN
will bring a whole range of other advantages.
Why should you use a Content Delivery Network (CDN)?
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Push & Pull Functionality
Create as many zones as you need. Each zone can
be configured individually. Changes are globally ap-
plied within minutes. You can upload your content to
a push zone via FTP, SFTP and rsync. A pull zone will
cache your content instantly from you web server af-
ter the first request.
General Zone Features
• Create several zones
• Use your CNAMEs
• GZip compression
• Export raw log files
• Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS)
• Force downloads
• Upload content to your FTP account
• Content is globally available within minutes
• Enabled directory listing
• No limit on file size
• Purge an entire zone or purge a single file
• Cache query strings
• Override origin cache-control headers
• Override origin expires headers
Accelerate your streams around the globe. KeyCDN
offers Video on Demand (VOD) and Live Streaming
based on RTMP, RTMPT and RTSP.
Supported file format for VOD
• FLV (Flash Video – .flv)
• MP4 (QuickTime container – .mp4, .f4v, .mov,
.m4v, .mp4a, .3gp, & .3g2)
• .ismv, .isma
• MP3 (.mp3)
The integaration with Flowplayer is fully document-
ed. Live Streaming tools like Adobe Flash Media Live
Encoder (FMLE) and WireCast could be quickly con-
figured to stream a live event through the KeyCDN
The KeyCDN knowledge base provide you with the
information how to integrate the CDN into your cur-
rent solution. Custom implementation and integra-
tion into Content Management Systems (CMS) like
Drupal, Joomla, WordPress and Magento are well
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A CDN is not just about speed, but also about se-
curity. We make sure that you get the security fea-
tures you need to maintain high security standards.
Configure your SSL certificates with a few clicks or
create access tokens for a more sophisticated access
Secured links provide content only within a desired
period and only to visitors having a valid link. It is
not possible to download secured content without
a valid URL.The expiration time can be defined from
seconds to days.
Shared SSL is free and can be used for all zones.
Shared SSL can easily be enabled in the dashboard.
No change required on your side.
Custom SSL can be enabled for your CNAMEs.
Wildcard and SAN certificates are supported. Let us
create a custom SSL for you or send us your exist-
Our dashboard gives you the flexibility to configure
your zones. It also provides you with an excellent
overview of all ongoing activities. The informa-
tion is displayed in near real-time. Changes in the
dashboard take only a few minutes to be active. The
dashboard is also optimized for tablets and mobiles.
• Near real-time reporting
• Account usage in near real-time
• Intuitive user interface
• Responsive UI for your mobile and tablet
• Reporting in table format
• Manage Zones and Zonealiases (CNAMEs)
• View invoices
• File browser (Push Zone)
• Multiple FTP-user accounts
• Rest API
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KeyCDN offers industry-leading encryption standards. We
make it easy for you to setup and configure security settings.
Security changes are globally deployed within minutes.
Scale seamlessly to a level that is right for you. You don't need to pick a pack-
age or subscription which is eventually too small or too big. Keep your existing
infrastructure and simply offload all traffic to our CDN.
Your data is stored around the globe. Shorter distance to users will not only
reduce latency but also minimize packet loss. All these factors will result in a
much better performance. We provide you the best CDN performance.
Scale seamlessly to the Level that is right for you.
Instantly Accelerate your Web Content.
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Lower your OPEX from day one. You can cut costs significantly if you use our
CDN compared to most traditional web hosters and even other CDNs.
Requests are always routed to the nearest available location. If one server is
not available, requests are automatically sent to the next available server. The
user will not notice any change.
Search Engine Optimization
Page speed is a key factor when it comes to page ranking. Most search engines
consider the page loading time in their formulas.
Easy Integration into your Infrastructure.
Sign up for a free Trial and get started immediately.
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Data Centers Americas
• Chicago, USA
• Dallas (TX), USA
• Jacksonville (FL), USA
• Los Angeles, USA
• Seattle, USA
• Washington D.C., USA
Data Centers Asia
• Hong Kong, China
• Tokyo, Japan
Data Centers Europe
• Frankfurt, Germany
• Milano, Italy
• Moscow, Russia
• Roubaix, France
• Strasbourg, France
• Stockholm, Sweden
• Valencia, Spain
Get immediately Access to our strategic Points of Presence.
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ONE GLOBAL PRICE
TRAFFIC 0.04 / GB
Expecting a traffic volume larger than 50TB per month?
Contact us and get a quote for an even lower price.
STORAGE 0.9 / GB / month
(No storage fees for Pull and Live Zones)
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Shared SSL for Free
No additional fee is charged for shared SSL. Enable
Shared SSL in the dashboard and you're ready to go
Custom SSL for $99/year
Provide us with your own SSL certificate or let us cre-
ate a custom SSL for you. Custom SSL is ready within
2 business days.
No minimum commitment
Use KeyCDN as it is right for you and only pay for what
you use. There is no minimum commitment. Make us
of our cheap CDN from the beginning.
You don't need to buy any packages. Unlike other low
cost CDNs we don't sell you a package which doesn't
fit after all.
No minimum Usage
We don't charge a minimum usage fee. If you don't
use your account you only get charged for storage (if
you still store data).
No extra Cost for Zones
You can create several zones without any extra cost.
You need to create at least one zone to get started
but feel free to add more.
No Charges for HTTP Requests
We don't charge extra for HTTP requests or other
traffic-related usage. You only pay for CDN traffic and
No Fine Print
Our pricing model is transparent and there are no
hidden costs. No surprises at the end of the month.
We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and
PayPal. No payment fees. Use your preferred payment
Free Credits to get started
We offer you credits worth 25GB of traffic to get start-
ed (free credits expire after one year). You don't need
a credit card to start. Just register and go.
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e provide a state-of-the-art Con-
tent Delivery Network (CDN) that
will deliver your content. You can
focus on your core competence and you don't
need to deal with another layer of complexity.
The internet is changing rapidly. As you need
to adapt to these
changes (eg. HD
videos) you need
solutions which are
worth the price and
easy to implement.
but we also take
advantage of vari-
ous cloud services.
KeyCDN is not based on a federated CDN or
any other reselling CDN. We work together
with various infrastructure partners in order to
optimize processes and keep a lean organiza-
tion. All these factors give us the flexibility to
offer very competitive prices.
ur approach is, to expand into any re-
gion where performance and pricing
is good. We take the challenge to ex-
pand into regions where low-cost content de-
livery was typically not yet available. Our CDN
gets you going with a few clicks but also offers
you more configura-
tion options beyond an
average CDN. We oper-
ate a state-of-the-art
infrastructure for you
and this gives you the
advantage to focus on
your core business.
he company is
ed. We’re a pas-
sionate team operating
content delivery network (CDN). We make con-
tent delivery smarter and less expensive.
KeyCDN is a service of proinity Ltd. We are a Swiss regis-
tered company headquartered in Winterthur, Switzerland.