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StackPath Edge Delivery

StackPath Edge Delivery
Formerly Highwinds / MaxCDN


What is StackPath Edge Delivery?

The StackPath (formerly Highwinds) Content Delivery Network provides a scalable DNS with load balancing, traffic management, DDoS protection and Web Application Firewall (WAF) to support and protect enterprise websites and applications.

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What is StackPath Edge Delivery?

The StackPath (formerly Highwinds) Content Delivery Network provides a scalable DNS with load balancing, traffic management, DDoS protection and Web Application Firewall (WAF) to support and protect enterprise websites and applications.

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Fast network speeds: Several users have found the caching feature of the product to be helpful, contributing to fast network speeds and improved website loading speed. This has been appreciated by many reviewers for its ability to provide a smooth browsing experience.

Easy administration interface: The administration interface of the product has been praised by multiple users for being easy to use. This user-friendly interface makes it convenient for customers to manage and control various aspects of the service without any hassle.

Responsive customer service: Users have highlighted the importance of responsive customer service and have expressed their satisfaction with the option to reach out to a real person for urgent support. This prompt assistance has been valued by several reviewers as it ensures timely resolution of any issues they may encounter.

Hidden options in API: Some users have found that there are many hidden options in the API, making it difficult to access certain features. They have expressed frustration and a desire for more transparency and ease of use.

CDN performance in Asia and South America can be improved: One user suggested improving CDN performance specifically in Asia and South America. This improvement would enhance the overall experience for users located in these regions.

Limited price ranges: Several users have expressed a desire for more price ranges to meet different customer needs. Offering a wider range of pricing options would allow customers to choose plans that align better with their specific requirements and budgets. Additionally, this expansion would cater to a larger customer base, increasing the platform's market appeal.

Users of MaxCDN have made several recommendations based on their experiences with the tool. The most common recommendations can be summarized as follows:

  1. Try MaxCDN for free to assess its effectiveness. This allows website owners to see firsthand if MaxCDN helps improve their website's performance in terms of high bandwidth and low latency.

  2. Use MaxCDN in conjunction with other tools for optimized results. Some users recommend using additional tools, such as Smush It, to optimize images before serving them through MaxCDN. This optimization step can enhance the overall performance and speed of the website.

  3. Combine MaxCDN with Cloudflare for added security and bandwidth savings. Several users suggest combining MaxCDN with Cloudflare, another popular web optimization service, to further enhance website security and save on bandwidth usage. By leveraging both services together, website owners can benefit from a comprehensive and efficient content delivery network solution.

Overall, users find MaxCDN to be a developer-friendly tool that meets expectations and offers improved website performance. They recommend trying it out for free, optimizing images before serving them through the CDN, and considering additional tools like Cloudflare for enhanced security and bandwidth optimization.


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Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Great Content Delivery Network with extra features
  • Improving website loading speed
  • Monitoring website access speed
  • Monitoring website availability
  • Easy of management
  • Web interface
StackPath is a great Content Delivery Network platform that improves website loading speed and also allows for website monitoring. In our case, we use that as a regular Content Delivery Network to make sure our website can be accessed with good performance in terms of webpages being opened as fast as possible. we also use it to monitor our websites for availability, so we know when we have any issues with our web hosting provider very quickly.
  • Performance improvement
  • Availability assurance
  • Test our websites from multiple locations
  • Increase in confidence
  • Higher level of service
When we identified the need for having a Content Delivery Network to improve our website loading performance we researched a bit and found StackPath. Reading its reviews and the info on its website we have found that they had everything we needed so we didn't need to look for other products.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We're a publishing company, so the entire company benefits from our StackPath deployment in terms of site performance. StackPath has data center locations in major US cities, placing our content (images, logos, JS) quite close to our user base. It has helped greatly in maintaining uptime performance; we've never, ever had an issue with StackPath's CDN and Edge services not being available in the 3+ years we've used them.
  • Service availability
  • Ease of integration with various web properties
  • Easy to use administration interface
  • Free private SSL certs for CDN
  • Cheap object storage and delivery
  • The management interface is easy to use but a bit crowded. Wouldn't mind being able to create a custom dashboard.
  • The web application firewall could be more robust when compared to Cloudflare.
  • They don't yet support TLS1.3
  • They will serve assets when your origin is not available but it isn't a full site delivery service.
Well suited to:
  1. Startups - Very competitive pricing, better than AWS for object storage and CDN.
  2. The less technical - for those looking to implement a CDN, it doesn't get any easier than StackPath
  3. The more technical - Well documented API, serverless scripting and container deployments
  4. Fast object delivery - StackPath tends to be faster (sometimes much more ) than AWS S3. See below however...
Not so well suited to:
  1. Multi-tiered web applications
  2. Ultra high bandwidth requirements. Stackpath isn't meant to be a substitute for AWS or Azure when you're looking to push 100s of TBs of traffic.
  3. Object storage works well if you don't need fine-grained bucket lifecycle or permissions management.
  • CDN and multiple POPs
  • Competitive pricing
  • Performance and availability
  • Easy 25-30% improvement in website performance vs non CDN solution
  • Less expensive and faster object storage than AWS
  • Aided greatly in maintaining KPIs in terms of performance, availability
Better CDN pricing than Amazon CloudFront and Fastly. We knew Akamai was expensive but it is the best when it comes to content and application delivery. For CDN and Object Storage, it is easier to setup and manage than AWS. Fastly offers different services than StackPath and their CDN bandwidth charges were nearly 60% higher than StackPath when we first signed up - that may have changed since we first signed up however.
We had been using MaxCDN which was purchased/absorbed by StackPath. MaxCDN was OK but we find StackPath to be much better. Prior to that, all assets were served from webservers. Our ISP included a healthy amount of bandwidth (30TB or so) but you can imagine how poor performance was; they also had their own CDN but lacked enough POPs as to be useful.
Andre Cheung | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use StackPath WAF service to protect our website. We also use CDN services to improve the performance of our website and user experience.
  • Price competitive.
  • Easy to use.
  • Good reporting.
  • Quick to deploy.
  • Start-up friendly.
  • Good technical information via blog, FAQ and community discussion.
  • I can talk to real person for urgent support.
  • Improve CDN performance in Asia and South America.
  • More price ranges to meet different customer needs.
  • Annual customer satisfaction review.
Total solution to meet both web performance and security needs. Combo offers that are price-friendly. Start-up friendly.
  • Improve our average global website load time from 6 seconds to 2 seconds.
  • Provide peace-of-mind about the security of our online properties.
  1. Total solution (CDN, WAF, monitoring, DNS hosting) which offers me a turn-key solution.
  2. Power customer portal which empowers to configure my service performance.
  3. Clear and granular service packages that meet my budget.
  4. They provide in-person real-time communications which can provide me urgent support.
  5. They offer start-up friendly program.
Jason Byrne | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use StackPath as a CDN. We also utilize the firewall and edge-side scripting.
  • Caching.
  • Fast network.
  • Edge scripting.
  • Analytics.
  • Many options hidden in API.
  • Web console.
It is great as a primary or backup CDN. We have had no issues with performance. The cache hit ratio is high.

Some of the options are hidden within the API and you have to configure them with API calls, such as configuring signed fetch requests to an S3 origin. These should be in CLI or Web Console. The deployment of edge side scripts with the CLI or CI/CD could be improved.
  • Easy to implement.
  • Easy to maintain.
  • Good rates.
  • Flexible.
Cloudflare is the market leader, specifically with Workers. StackPath is mainly compatible with Workers, so it's really nice that you can use (mostly) the same code to deploy to both. Workers is a more mature product.

AWS Lambda@Edge with CloudFront is more frustrating to use. Fastly doesn't yet have anything comparable (that is out of private beta), unless you count VCL.
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