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AdvancedHosting versus CDNvideo

Easily compare AdvancedHosting and CDNvideo for POP locations, products, pricing, features & support. We hope this helps you better understand the similarities and differences between these content delivery networks.

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Company

Company AdvancedHosting CDNvideo
Short profile AdvancedHosting provides dedicated servers, cloud servers, cloud storage, CDN, AnycastDNS, DevOps as a Service and domain registration since 2002. The CDN has ~25 POPs on 4 continents, supporting delivery of video and static assets. CDNvideo is a global CDN provider with a wide network of servers located on five continents and a part of Wangsu group owning the second largest CDN in the world (>86K servers + bandwidth of 42 TB/sec). Their specialties are live streaming, VoD, HTTP caching, transcoding and website acceleration. CDNvideo has developed an unlimited cloud storage and an HTML5 player enabling P2P streaming and 360-degree video demonstration.

Products

  • Yes = Yes
  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Unknown = Unknown
Product AdvancedHosting CDNvideo
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... No Unknown
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Yes CDN for Static Content Yes Website acceleration
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) Yes Yes
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? Yes CDN for Video Yes Live Streaming
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Yes CDN for Video Yes Video On Demand
Image OptimizationAutomatic image transformation/compression/optimization No No
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain Yes Anycast DNS Unknown
WAFWeb Application Firewall No Unknown
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. No Unknown
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs No Unknown
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers No Unknown

Network

Region AdvancedHosting CDNvideo
North America 9 13
Latin America 2 7
Europe 9 11
Russia & CIS 1 37
Asia excl. China 3 23
China 0 100
Oceania 0 4
Middle-East 0 8
Africa 0 7

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration AdvancedHosting CDNvideo
Minimum contract term None 1 month
Minimum monthly costs $0.01 $50
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests None None
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred Yes None
NA/EU traffic (low volume) $0.025 per GB or $0.5 per Mbps $0.05
APAC traffic (low volume) $0.025 per GB or $0.5 per Mbps $0.05
LATAM traffic (low volume) $0.025 per GB or $0.5 per Mbps $0.05

Features

  • Yes = Yes
  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Web acceleration AdvancedHosting CDNvideo
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Yes Yes 5 minutes
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Sortof/partially 2 to 3 minutes (video takes longer) Sortof/partially 5 minutes
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com No No Non-Anycasted network
HTTP/2 Yes Yes
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Yes Unknown
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Sortof/partially Resend from origin only
tooltip Does not compress on the edge
Sortof/partially Resend from origin only
tooltip Does not compress on the edge
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Yes HTTP and HTTPS
tooltip Video: only pull over HTTP
Yes HTTP and HTTPS.
tooltip IP address as origin is possible
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Yes Can be different from origin host
tooltip Video: only origin Host
Yes Configure specific other Host header
tooltip CDN can also forward client request Host header to origin
Origin ShieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Yes Free. Unknown
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Extra costs $25/TB Extra costs Upload via web interface. Storage costs apply
Cache control - CDN caching Yes Origin or CDN controlled Yes
Cache control - client caching Yes Origin or CDN controlled Yes
Serve Stale CDN Guide: Serve StaleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Yes Yes
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Sortof/partially A few minutes Sortof/partially Purging takes a few minutes
Purge - capabilities Yes Purge specific files, purge all (not for VideoCDN) Sortof/partially Purge all but not purge by directory or tag or header
Analytics Sortof/partially Cache hit ratio and error rate not yet available Sortof/partially 1-5 minutes delay
Log files No Available on request (support ticket) Sortof/partially Download from the UI
tooltip Logs are ~ 30 minutes delayed
API Yes Purge, analytics, configuration Yes Purge, analytics and configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection AdvancedHosting CDNvideo
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Yes Yes Free
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Sortof/partially Let's Encrypt with auto-renewal. CDN handles all. Yes Free
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Yes Can be an EV certificate. Free. Extra costs
Token authentication Yes Antihotlink protection Yes
Geo blocking Sortof/partially VideoCDN only Yes
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Yes Set allow and/or block list. Yes
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content No Yes
IP white/blacklisting Sortof/partially VideoCDN only Yes

Support

Customer support AdvancedHosting CDNvideo
Documentation Sortof/partially API docs and VoD API docs Sortof/partially Yes, the Starters Guide is available to the public
Humans Yes Ticket system, Skype and email support is free. Yes All customers get 24/7 email, Skype and phone support