Comparison of the KeyCDN and ChinaCache CDNs

In the tables below you can easily compare KeyCDN and ChinaCache for POP locations, pricing and features & support. We hope this helps you better understand the similarities and differences between these Content Delivery Networks.

POP locations KeyCDN ChinaCache
POPs in North-America 5HelpSan Jose, Jaksonville, Indianapolis, Dallas, Washington D.C. 8HelpNew York, Washington, Dallas, Miami, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Jose, Seattle
POPs in Europe 4HelpRoubaix (France), Milan (Italy), Istanbul (Turkey), Riga (Latvia) 3HelpLondon, Frankfurt, Paris
POPs in Asia (not China) 4HelpSingapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo (Japan), Chennai (India) 7HelpTaiwan, Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo, Seoul, Singapore, HongKong
POPs in China 0 127HelpThe number of locations is too high to list them all, but cities include Shanghai, Beijing and GuangZhou.
POPs in Australia 1HelpSydney 0
POPs in South-America 1HelpViña del Mar (Chile) 0
POPs in Middle-East 0 1HelpQatar
POPs in Africa 0 0

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.

Pricing KeyCDN ChinaCache
Price US/EU traffic - low volume $0.04 per GB Not Available
Price US/EU traffic - high volume $0.04 per GB Not Available
Extra charge for APAC region traffic 0% Not Available
Storage $0.90 per GB/mHelpCustomers pay KeyCDN $0.90 per GB per month for storage, in an origin pull setup.

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 KeyCDN ChinaCache
Origin-Pull YesHelpOrigin can be an IP address or a host name. YesHelpChinaCache 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) YesHelpConfiguration possibilities are minimal. Yes
Purge YesHelpIt takes max 15 minutes to complete a purge request. Customers can configure after how long the CDN needs to check on the origin if a file is still valid. YesHelpPurge time is 3 to 5 minutes. No more than 100 purge requests at one time.
Purge All Yes Yes
Gzip Only if origin server does Gzip Resend from origin, or compress on edgeHelpGZIP is not on by default, so make sure you don't forget to turn it on.
Persistent connections Yes Yes
Honors all origin server headers Yes Yes
Can override origin server headers Yes Yes
Set caching headers for pushed files Yes Yes
Custom CNAMEs Yes Yes
HTTPS Yes YesHelpCustom CNAME is possible + upload your own certificate.
Control Panel & statistics Yes YesHelpInsight in activity per geographical region/country (not per URL) and informationis available in real-time. You get detailed analytics for mainland China.
Access Logs Yes YesHelpDownload via HTTP or have ChinaCache upload the log files to your server via FTP. No extra charge.
API Yes YesHelpSOAP 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.
Support YesHelp14/7 phone support. Local phone number for the US and one number for international support. Phone support is available from 8am to 10pm CET. YesHelp247 phone and email support for all customers. In China you can call a local toll free number.
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