CDN provider NetDNA announced on Friday that it has added a new add-on service to its MaxCDN content delivery network that provides accelerated traffic to all Asian countries for a flat monthly rate of $10.
According to NetDNA, competing CDNs charge a premium per MB charge for accelerating traffic to Asian users, which can cost hundreds or tens of thousands of dollars.
As American hosting customers set their sights on Asia, having a CDN that offers an affordable solution to accelerate traffic to Asia will become more important. It’s also true for Asian companies that want a US web hosting provider.
“If potential clients from China have to connect to a US-server in order to load your website, chances are your site will load slow,” NetDNA VP Samir Said said in an interview with the WHIR last year. “Compare this with a host that optimized for his demographic and partnered with a CDN that offers Asia locations.”
MaxCDN added a PoP in Singapore to serve Asia, and it plans to introduce more Asian PoPs.
Customers can add the new MaxCDN Asian service through the add services tab on the control panel. The new service can be added to the MaxCDN starter plan, which costs $39.95 per year for one zone, or the MaxCDN business plan at $79 per month, which includes 25 zones.
Any data usage overages are charged at the base rate, NetDNA says.
“Asia is an important region for a lot of website operators and bloggers who can’t afford to pay the exorbitant rates for acceleration that have been the norm,” Chris Ueland, NetDNA president said in a statement. “Now, fast data downloads in Asia are cost effective for all websites.”
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