Flexible Cost/Performance Management

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CDN360 is dedicated to providing customers with the finest self-service experience, including the capability of balancing cost with performance.

CDNetworks’ global points of presence (PoPs) are organized into four “server groups” based on cost. We define different prices for traffic served from the four groups, as shown in the table below. Customers are empowered to self-configure the “server groups” for each country and ISP. In this way, they can fully customize performance and cost for different regions in the world.


New customers get a monthly discount up to $500 for the first 3 months.
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HTTPS additional charge: $0.99 per million requests.

For a minimum commitment of $3000 per month, our sales department can set up a customized pricing plan. For more information, please contact the closest regional office.

How the Model Works?

Assume your main objective is to ensure the performance of your website in China and Korea. In this scenario, you may want to configure the CNAME to use all four server groups to serve these two countries, while using the “standard” group to serve the rest of the world. The screenshot on the right shows the completed configuration on the portal.

Consequently, the GSLB algorithm will take all PoPs into consideration to serve the two countries while only consider the “standard” PoPs for the rest of the world. At the end of the billing cycle, the invoice simply shows the amount of traffic served by each server group and the total number of HTTPS requests, with the associated charges.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why doesn’t CDN360 follow a region-based price model similar to those offered by other content-delivery providers?

    We believe our model provides customers with more choices and better control over cost and performance. In the example above, the user may find that the performance offered by “premium+” and lower priced groups already meets their requirements in China, so they can remove the “ultra” group for the China region to avoid any charge at the highest unit price. By comparison, a conventional price model commits users to a locked-in “China” price with fixed performance.

  • Is there any difference between PoPs in different server groups?

    For consistency, server hardware is largely the same across server groups. The main difference between different server groups is the bandwidth cost charged by our vendors (ISPs). A PoP in the “ultra” group is more expensive than one in the “standard” group, but does not necessarily deliver better performance than a “standard” PoP. Performance experienced by each end user is determined by the connectivity between the user and the PoP. Adding the “ultra” group to serve a region just provides our GSLB algorithm more PoPs to choose from, such that the end users in that region are more likely to get a PoP with better connectivity.

  • If I choose to use the ||ultra|| server group for a region, will all traffic in that region be charged the ||ultra|| price?

    No. The CDN360 GSLB assigns PoPs primarily based on performance. Adding “ultra” to serve a region enables the GSLB to choose from a larger pool of PoPs for that region. If the algorithm determines that a request will be better served by a “standard” PoP, the traffic is still served from that PoP and incurs a “standard” charge.

  • Are there performance guidelines for server groups that cover certain regions?

    In general, the “standard” group delivers excellent coverage for North America , Europe, and some regions in Asia. Adding the “premium” group can enhance the performance in those areas as well as the Middle East. Adding “premium+” delivers good performance in Mainland China and other Asian countries. Adding “Ultra” gives you our best possible performance in all areas. We invite you to try different configurations to determine the right balance between performance and cost.

    In the meantime, we are rapidly adding more PoPs globally including South America, Oceania and Africa to expand our coverage.