The setup process is very easy. You only need to change DNS server from domain registry. Setup wizard will automatically import old DNS setting. However multi tiered sub domain won’t be detected. Both CNAME and A host will be proxyed through by default.
Once DNS change finished, your website will be severed with transparent proxies. Unwanted visitor will be screened and static assets will be cached.
Here is the page loading timeline of my test page
The page is very simple, but still it clearly shows there’s no measurable latency with dynamic contents and notable improvement with static assets. However text assets like html, css and js have slightly bigger size. My original is compressed with gzip -9.
- Anycast GeoDNS hosting
- Vistor security screen
- Slick analytics
- Transparent caching around world
- Basic account is free
- Very easy to setup
- Http only, no video streaming
- Slow in Asia
- Suboptimal gzip compression ratio
Overall I am very impressed with the free features and performance.