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Information about 5CentsCDN.

About 5Cents CDN Their pricing starts at 5 cents per GB hence the Name, No contracts no commitments, they use pay-for-use only they boast over 1200 PoPs around the globe with over 100+ (TBS) network capacity. They also claim to have over 2000 happy customers and over 50 dedicated professionals working 24/7 for first-class customer service. At this moment they have 3 offices in Canada, India, and their Headquarters in Wilmington, DE in the United States


Control your network traffic with our best features

Control Panel

Easy access to all the available features with 5 Cents CDN. The panel is easy to use and is understandable to anybody with basic CDN knowledge.

Login Security

Helps protect your account with 2 step verification, IP match, email verification to ensure you are the sole owner of the account which in turn helps keep it secure.

Traffic Director

Enterprise plan enables MCDN routing using our very own Traffic Director with which you can route traffic to the best network.


You can use our free shared SSL or we can install your custom dedicated SSL for NO additional monthly fee.

Reports And Statistics

We have two types of logs, normal and raw logs which give you detailed reports and activity reports of up to 30 days.

Take control of your CDN with advanced features

  • Create publishing points
  • Create pull zones
  • Create push zones
  • Real time status
  • Manage account
  • View reports

Know your traffic using near real-time reports

  • Hourly, weekly & monthly bandwidth
  • Cache ratio (Hit & Miss)
  • Location-based report
  • Status Code
  • Popular files
  • File type

API (Application Programming Interface)

API is an application programming interface. In simple words, a set of functions that allow the creation of applications to access data of other applications, services, or operating systems. The highly skilled and dedicated team at 5centsCDN has developed multiple APIs to make it easy for our clients to integrate their technology with ours in order to enable data transmission from one software product to another.

7-day Free Trial – No Setup Fee – Cancel Anytime

System Integration

Let your systems exchange data between applications. API integrations operate throughout high-performing organizations. That need to keep their data in sync for productivity.

Documented API With Code

At 5centsCDN, we use modern infrastructure that provides the users with brief instructions or a technical content deliverable about how to effectively use and integrate with an API.

Logs And Reports

With the comprehensive and timely API reports, you’ll be able to visualize what your APIs do by performing load testing, as well as validate that they are functioning as intended.

Single Endpoint To Access API

In order to ensure a fast and effective content delivery, APIs can access the resources from a single endpoint offered by 5CentsCDN that are needed to carry out their function.

Origin Shield

Our live origin shielding guarantees that we will only pull one stream from your origin server, ensuring that it is protected from multiple requests and other external attacks. Origin shield deployment at 5CentsCDN also enables us to troubleshoot any issue within a very minimum resolution time and is deployed with complete redundancy to ensure stability, maximum control, and foolproof security.

7-day Free Trial – No Setup Fee – Cancel Anytime

Minimum Latency

By selecting the closest Live Origin Shield Server, users can experience the fastest and uninterrupted streaming as we ensure our client’s minimum latency and maximum performance.

Redundant Architecture

Origin shield servers are deployed in 2x redundancy therefore, in case one server goes offline, streaming will not be affected and your content will be pulled via our backup origin shield server.

Minimized Origin Cost

We make sure that the volume of requests your origin is handling is reduced. It helps decrease the operating costs of your origin for expenses like emersion and just-in-time packaging.

Custom Origin Server

A state-of-the-art custom origin server is crafted to meet your needs. The custom origin server is directly plugged into the network helps us maximize the video quality and performance.


  • Live Streaming CDN – Stream your live event or schedule files to play as a live stream on our platform with ease and so much more.
  • Video Streaming CDN – With 5centsCDN’s swift and modern network, enable your end viewers to experience video content on-demand like never before.
  • Delivery Acceleration – Supercharge your website loading speed by accelerating static and dynamic assets and let your audience experience the fastest browsing.
    • Secure-Adaptive Delivery Accelaration – Content delivery with maximum security, adaptive performance, and real-time optimization for every user across different device types and network conditions, however, they choose to connect with little or NO CODE change.
  • Live Transcoding – 5centsCDN Live Transcoding allows you to deliver a live stream in multiple bitrates to match the viewer’s connection speed for high-quality content.
  • Video Encoding – Our encoding service allows you to convert your media files to MP4 format in high resolution to broadcast across multiple platforms and devices.
  • Multistreaming – Multistream your live event on multiple social media platforms or custom RTMP servers with few clicks.
  • Scheduler
  • Cloud Storage – Upload your files to 5centsCDN cloud storage and access via HTTPS using the OpenStack Swift API, the S3 API, File Manager or Horizon Dashboard. You can build a custom application by integrating with our API that lets you store data on our highly scalable cloud storage and deliver content with CDN.
  • DNS – Enable yourself with complete control of your content delivery based on your business logic and ensure up to the mark service for your customers.
    • SimpleDNS – 5centsCDN DNS is the most cost-effective way to manage your domain names along with CDN. Enabling CDN is just one button away. Our Simple DNS service provides a 100% uptime Service Level Agreement (SLA).
    • Traffic Director – Our intelligent traffic management service makes it easy to implement a multi-CDN infrastructure that puts you in control of performance and cost. You can simply start with a strategy that directs traffic to the preferred CDN based on the country, state, or ASN (autonomous system number) of your users.
  • Image Oprimizer – Minimize latency and deliver high-quality, compressed images in the right format, dimension, size, and resolution to the right device hence saving your bandwidth.
  • YouTube Sync – No need to worry about your creative content being lost due to a youtube policy change. We understand that you spend hours and hours shooting and editing the content hence we offer to keep a full data backup for you!


  • Live Event Streaming – Don’t let your viewers miss out on anything by giving them the best live streaming experience across devices no matter where you are. Even on limited bandwidth, we make sure that the quality of your content remains high definition no matter what.
  • IP Camera Restreaming – Modern CDN at 5centsCDN offers robust options for embedding IP camera streams into websites. Broadcast over the internet to a wider audience or specific audiences and let your IP camera restreams be viewed by an unlimited number of concurrent users.
  • Web App Acceleration – Improved performance and faster application delivery are offered without compromising in quality. 5centsCDN web application acceleration service is extraordinary and seamlessly overcomes bandwidth congestion or WAN latency.
  • Software Distribution – The scalable, fast, and reliable solution of 5centsCDN’s global network lets you distribute large amounts of data seamlessly. We enable you to access a variety of control features for an absolutely wonderful content delivery experience.
  • Satellite Downlink – Do you own a TV channel and want to live stream. Do not worry we have you covered, we cdn set up the hardware, software, servers, networking components, and satellite equipment for you. Not only do we publish the content to your CDN or via 5centsCDN from our data center but also deliver the content via our CDN using HLS or DASH!
  • OTT Platform – OTT allows the users to enjoy live TV, video on demand, and recorded streams on the go anytime and anywhere. Our middleware solution allows you to manage your customer subscription, content management, and customer billing. Launch your own OTT platform like Netflix or Prime today!
  • SaaS

Some stats about 5CentsCDN that might interest you.

Some other Stats provided by SemRush that might interest you about 5CentsCDN they have 11.8K backlinks from 404 different referring domains, They have an Authority Score of 38 which is quite pretty good for a host or any type of site, 27% of their organic search traffic comes from India while 26% comes from Canada 18% from The United States, 4.8% from Australia and 24% from other countries. The majority of 5CentsCDN‘s search engine traffic comes from the Following keywords below.

  1. 5cents
  2. Progressive Video Streaming
  3. Progressive Streming vs Adaptive Streaming
  4. Payg CDN
  5. Live Cloud Transcoding

Some details about the speed of the host, now these may not be the same speeds you’ll get since first it will depend on the services you buy, your website design, size of images/videos, etc.. also the host may or may not be using a faster server to host their hosting sales page at any rate here is the speed information tested on there front page.

GTmetrix – gives them an A grade with 98% Performance and 94% Structure tested from Vancouver, Canada.

GTmetrix Performance MetricsSpeed/score
First Contentful Paint – good user experience is 0.9 s or less517 ms
Speed Index – good user experience is 1.3 s or less539 ms
Largest Contentful Paint – good user experience is 1.2 s or less671 ms
Time To Interactive – good user experience is 2.5 s or less747 ms
Total Blocking Time – good user experience is 150 ms or less43 ms
Cumulative Layout Shift – good user experience is a score of 0.1 s or less0.09

Pingdom – gives 5CentsCDN an A grade of 91 tested from London, United Kingdom.

Page Speed Insights – gives their Cell phone page speed a 61 so a D here and a 90 for Desktops.

PSI MetricsCell Phone SpeedsDeskTop Speeds
First Contentful Paint3.8 s1.3 s
Speed Index3.8 s1.3 s
Largest Contentful Paint7.6 s1.5 s
Time To Interactive3.8 s1.3 s
Total Blocking Time0 ms0 ms
Cumulative Layout Shift0.1120.087

Dotcom Tools gives the following –

LocationPerformanceFull Page LoadDOM CompletePage Size
Tel-AvivSlow4.35 s4.25 s 1.0 MB
AmsterdamAverage2.45 s2.33 s1.1 MB
MontrealAverage2.51 s2.34 s1.2 MB
Hong KongFast1.64 s1.46 s1.2 MB
MiamiAverage2.74 s2.55 s1.2 MB
AVERAGE2.74 s2.59 s

Site Checker – gives them 50 out of a100 with a load time of 5.58 seconds tested from Phoenix, Arizona.

More test results are listed below –

Test from Edinburgh
Total Time444 ms
Resolve Time45 ms
Connection Time11 ms
Download Time388 ms
IP Address2.16.170.43
Total size703 kB (703,162 bytes)
Status200 OK
X-Powered-ByWP Rocket/3.10.7
Content-Typetext/html; charset=UTF-8
Cache-Controlpublic, max-age=31536000
ExpiresFri, 24 Feb 2023 21:47:44 GMT
DateThu, 24 Feb 2022 21:47:44 GMT
Connectionkeep-alive, Transfer-Encoding

Plans and pricing examples are listed here.

They have both free and paid plans the paid plans start at $2.50

Examples of pricing and services are offered below.

$2.5 Monthly


  • 1 TB
  • 10+ PoP Access
  • Overage $0.0025 per GB
  • Cloud Storage $0.05 per GB
  • NA & EU delivery only

$7.5 Monthly


  • 1 TB
  • 30+ PoP Access
  • Overage $0.0075 per GB
  • Cloud Storage $0.05 per GB
  • World Wide Delivery

$10 Monthly


  • 1 TB
  • 60+ PoP Access
  • Overage $0.010 per GB
  • Cloud Storage $0.05 per GB
  • World Wide Delivery

$15 Monthly


  • 1 TB
  • 1150+ PoP Access
  • Overage $0.015 per GB
  • Cloud Storage $0.05 per GB
  • World Wide Delivery

$0.005 per GB


  • $10 Minimum Top-Up
  • 10+ PoP Access
  • Cloud Storage $0.05 per GB
  • NA & EU delivery only

$0.0143 per GB


  • $50 Minimum Top-Up
  • 30+ PoP Access
  • Cloud Storage $0.05 per GB
  • World Wide Delivery

$0.02 per GB


  • $100 Minimum Top-Up
  • 60+ PoP Access
  • Cloud Storage $0.05 per GB
  • World Wide Delivery

$0.029 per GB


  • 1150+ PoP Access
  • Cloud Storage $0.05 per GB
  • World Wide Delivery

$200 $15
Minimum Top-Up

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