A Side to side comparison between imghaste CDN & Cloudinary – The older player in the niche
Cloudinary was (if not the #1) one of the first startups to establish an image resizer service.
Truth to be told, cloudinary was a huge inspiration for the developers of imghaste.
We’ve always admired how their system works, how it scales both technically and business wise.
We were also customers of cloudinary back in the day before we decided to build imghaste.
As the years passed we came across several requirements (such as service workers, client hints, auto-formatting) that we couldn’t address using cloudinary.
Having a huge experience integrating such a service, we aimed for a zero-config service that will be capable of meeting both our requirements plus the requirements of the modern browsers.
Therefore, in a strange way, it contributed to the creation of imghaste. At first we needed a core service that will act as an alternative to cloudinary. And so we created an internal tool called images. (I know, very unique name :D)
Few years later, we decided to pack the whole thing up, translate it to English language and launch it globally.
We still believe cloudinary is one of the top products out there.
|Service Status Page||✓||✓|
|Disaster Recovery Plan||✓||✓|
|Real Time Fallback||✓||✘|
|Real Time Image Backups||✓||✓|
|Supports Client Hints||✓||✓|
|Peers with Global Networks||5||3|
|Total Edge Servers||> 600||~280|
|Enterprise grade Infrastructure||✓||✓|
|Progressive Web App||✓||✘|
|Service Worker Management||✓||✘|
|White label for b2c||✓||✓|
|White label for b2b||✓||✘|
|Ability to cache images for 365 days||✓||✓|
|Free Tier||1.000 credits||25k transformations|
|$89/m Tier||800GB traffic||225GB traffic|