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ArvanCloud versus BelugaCDN

Easily compare ArvanCloud and BelugaCDN 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 ArvanCloud BelugaCDN
Short profile ArvanCloud is global provider of cloud services, including CDN, Security and DNS. ArvanCloud wants to stand out in the CDN market with low pricing and excellent customer support. Their anycasted network has POPs on several continents. Later in 2020 a new POP will launch in Pakistan and ArvanCloud will expand its presence in India and Turkey. BelugaCDN launched their services in 2015 and is a pay-as-you-go, low-cost CDN provider. They have a full-featured IPv4+IPv6 network and POPs on 5 continents.

Products

  • Yes = Yes
  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Unknown = Unknown
Product ArvanCloud BelugaCDN
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Yes No
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Yes CDN Yes
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) Yes CDN Yes
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? Yes Live Streaming Sortof/partially Only delivery of the HTTP video streams, no transcoding or transmuxing
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Yes Video Platform Yes Pseudo-streaming (progressive streaming), byte range requests support
Image OptimizationAutomatic image transformation/compression/optimization Sortof/partially No
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain Yes Cloud DNS No
WAFWeb Application Firewall Yes Cloud Security No
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Yes Cloud Security No
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs Yes Yes Available upon request. Extra costs apply
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers No Unknown

Network

Region ArvanCloud BelugaCDN
North America 3 13
Latin America 0 1
Europe 3 4
Russia & CIS 0 0
Asia excl. China 4 5
China 0 0
Oceania 1 1
Middle-East 5 0
Africa 0 0

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration ArvanCloud BelugaCDN
Minimum contract term None None
Minimum monthly costs None $5
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests $0.0014 per 10k requests 5000 requests per GB included. Overages $0.0035 per 10k requests
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred $0.037 - $0.05 per GB None
NA/EU traffic (low volume) $0.037 per GB $0.01 per GB
APAC traffic (low volume) $0.05 per GB Unknown
LATAM traffic (low volume) Not applicable Unknown

Features

  • Yes = Yes
  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Web acceleration ArvanCloud BelugaCDN
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Yes Yes
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Yes Instant Sortof/partially Often instant, sometimes a few minutes
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Yes Anycasted network Sortof/partially Global Anycasted IP available, but Beluga recommends against it
HTTP/2 Yes Yes
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Unknown Yes
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Yes Resend from origin, or compress on edge Yes Compress on the fly
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Yes HTTP and HTTPS.
tooltip IP address as origin is possible
Yes HTTP and HTTPS.
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Yes Configure specific other Host header
tooltip CDN can also forward client request Host header to origin
Yes
Origin ShieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP No Extra costs Available upon request
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Extra costs Object Storage service. $0.023 per GB Extra costs Available upon request
Cache control - CDN caching Yes Yes Honor origin sent headers or configure overrides
Cache control - client caching Yes Yes
Serve Stale CDN Guide: Serve StaleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Sortof/partially Always Online feature can be turned on.
tooltip No Cache-Control extensions support
No
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Yes Purging takes ~10 seconds Yes Instant
Purge - capabilities Sortof/partially Purge all and purge by directory, but not by tag or header Sortof/partially Purge all and purge using regex
Analytics Yes Near real-time
tooltip Insight into Origin Server Response Time
Yes All metrics are aggregated every 10 seconds, exported in real-time
Log files Sortof/partially Pushed to customer's syslog server in real-time
tooltip Free in paid plans
Extra costs Real-time export to Elastic Search or Redis. FTP.
tooltip 10 million requests/month free, $0.50/million events exported overage
API Yes Purge, analytics and configuration Yes Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection ArvanCloud BelugaCDN
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Yes No
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Yes Free. SNI No
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Yes Free. SNI. EV cert is possible Yes Free (SNI)
tooltip TLS support includes full TLS Dynamic Record Sizing and ECDSA support per Q1 2017
Token authentication Yes Yes
Geo blocking Extra costs Part of the Cloud Security product Yes
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content No Yes
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content No No
IP white/blacklisting Extra costs Part of the Cloud Security product Yes

Support

Customer support ArvanCloud BelugaCDN
Documentation Yes Yes, public and available in English and Persian/Farsi languages Yes Yes, public
Humans Yes Phone support is available. Service level depends on customer's price plan Yes Basic support (setup & troubleshooting: M-F, 9AM-5PM EST) is included for all accounts. Platinum (monthly spend more than $500) accounts receive priority. Enterprise customers receive phone support (w/ custom SLA).