Comparison of the ChinaCache and EdgeCast CDNs
In the tables below you can easily compare
ChinaCache and EdgeCast for POP locations, pricing and features & support.
We hope this helps you better understand the similarities and differences between these Content Delivery Networks.
POPs in North-America
New York, Washington, Dallas, Miami, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Jose, Seattle 11
Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Washington D.C., Los Angeles (3), Miami, New York, San Jose, Seattle.
POPs in Europe
London, Frankfurt, Paris 7
Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Paris, Vienna, Stockholm.
POPs in Asia (not China)
Taiwan, Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo, Seoul, Singapore, HongKong 4
Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo, Osaka.
POPs in China
The number of locations is too high to list them all, but cities include Shanghai, Beijing and GuangZhou. 0
POPs in Australia
POPs in South-America
Sao Paulo (BR)
POPs in Middle-East
1 pending in Dubai.
POPs in Africa
A POP is a Point Of Presence, an access point to the Internet. It is a physical, strategically placed location that houses multiple CDN servers.
Price US/EU traffic - low volume
Price US/EU traffic - high volume
Extra charge for APAC region traffic
GoGrid, Speedyrails, Turbobytes
Note: custom price plans are very common in the CDN market, especially for large volume customers. We recommend you always talk to the CDN provider about your needs and requirements and work with them to get a best-fit deal.
Features & Support
ChinaCache supports 'soft TTL' or 'soft invalidation'. This means that the customer can configure after how long the CDN needs to check on the origin if a file is still valid.
Push (upload to CDN servers)
Purge time is 3 to 5 minutes. No more than 100 purge requests at one time.
Resend from origin, or compress on edge
GZIP is not on by default, so make sure you don't forget to turn it on. Resend from origin, or compress on edge
By default, all Gzip compression is off, even if the origin sends a file compressed. EdgeCast does gzipping on the edge servers and this is easy to turn on in the online control panel. You can define the MIME types for files that should be compressed yourself which is great. Files larger than 1MB will never be served with compression, but that should not be a problem. If you want EdgeCast to honor the origin server compression on a cache miss request, you have to ask your EdgeCast account manager explicitly this on.
Honors all origin server headers
Can override origin server headers
EdgeCast offers 3 modes for handling files with query string parameters (for example all.css?v=1). This can come in quite handy in some cases.
Set caching headers for pushed files
You can have multiple origins and CNAMEs. It's easy to setup in the online control panel. EdgeCast gives the IP addresses (ranges) of all their POPs, so you can whitelist the access to your origin if you need to.
Custom CNAME is possible + upload your own certificate.
Control Panel & statistics
Insight in activity per geographical region/country (not per URL) and informationis available in real-time. You get detailed analytics for mainland China.
EdgeCast provides an easy-to-use, intuitive online panel. It includes lots of reports, like Traffic Summary, Data Transferred, Cache Hit Ratio and CDN Storage. You can add Users and grant each user access to specific sections in the control panel.
Download via HTTP or have ChinaCache upload the log files to your server via FTP. No extra charge.
SOAP with JSON response. HTTPS end point. You can do purging, get billing info, get usage info. No limit on the number of API calls per month.
247 phone and email support for all customers. In China you can call a local toll free number.
You get a dedicated account manager and you will also be assigned a dedicated implementation engineer.
Cloudfront Purge Tool new
A Chrome extension, to easily purge (invalidate) files from Amazon Cloudfront, using an intuitive, secure interface.
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