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Industry Internet
Founded 2009
Founder Chris Ueland, David Henzel
Headquarters 3575 Cahuenga Blvd. West, Suite 330
Los Angeles, California 90068
Key people
Chris Ueland
Number of employees

MaxCDN is a content delivery network (CDN) provider, based in Los Angeles, California. The company emphasizes reducing latency of rich-content delivery. MaxCDN maintains regional edge servers where customer files are replicated in multiple locations around the world. Dynamic routing logic instructs the end-user's browser to display a copy of the MaxCDN customer's rich-content files, from the location in nearest proximity to the end-user.

MaxCDN hosts Nginx servers in Europe, North America and Asia; MaxCDN utilizes Anycast stateless routing for one-to-nearest content delivery over multiple 10 Gbit/s connections.[2][3]

MaxCDN is geared toward consumer and home office users, the result of the re-branding of HDDN and CloudCache product lines in December 2013. In contrast, MaxCDN Enterprises (formerly NetDNA) is targeted towards enterprise customers.[4]


MaxCDN actively supports Open-source software and is an Nginx funding partner supporting Google's SPDY (3.1) effort[2][5] and hosts jQuery and BootstrapCDN on its network. According to, in an aggregate list of the Alexa Internet top 1 million websites, MaxCDN is ranked fifth in CDN market-share (7.6%), with 4821 entities[6] using MaxCDN technology which includes a control panel[7] and Restful API.[8]


  1. ^ "MaxCDN - Team". MaxCDN. Retrieved December 19, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Group Led By Google Wants More Speed On The Web, Releases Nginx PageSpeed Module In Beta". TechCrunch. Retrieved December 20, 2013. 
  3. ^ "MaxCDN". Our Network. Retrieved 5 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "NetDNA to Undergo Image Makeover as MaxCDN Enterprise". Retrieved December 19, 2013. 
  5. ^ Shankland, Stephen (20 December 2013). "Nginx upgrade funded by fans of Google's SPDY Web protocol". CNET. Retrieved 6 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "CDN marketshare". Archived from the original on 5 January 2014. Retrieved December 19, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Control Panel". MaxCDN. Retrieved December 19, 2013. 
  8. ^ "API". MaxCDN. Retrieved December 19, 2013. 

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