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ArvanCloud versus SwiftServe

Easily compare ArvanCloud and SwiftServe 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 SwiftServe
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. SwiftServe CDN, operated by Conversant, has a strong POP presence in Asia and especially Indonesia. Their services include web acceleration, file download optimisation, video on demand (VoD) and live streaming. Conversant operates the largest CDN Federation in Asia.

Products

  • Yes = Yes
  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Unknown = Unknown
Product ArvanCloud SwiftServe
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Yes Sortof/partially
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 Yes
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Yes Video Platform Yes
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
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers No Unknown

Network

Region ArvanCloud SwiftServe
North America 3 2
Latin America 0 0
Europe 3 1
Russia & CIS 0 0
Asia excl. China 4 20
China 0 1
Oceania 1 0
Middle-East 5 0
Africa 0 1

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration ArvanCloud SwiftServe
Minimum contract term None 12 months
Minimum monthly costs None Unknown
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests $0.0014 per 10k requests None
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 Unknown
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 SwiftServe
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Yes No
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Yes Instant Sortof/partially 15 minutes
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Yes Anycasted network No
HTTP/2 Yes No
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Unknown No
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Yes Resend from origin, or compress on edge Yes Resend from origin, or compress on edge
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
Sortof/partially Can't configure specific other Host header
Origin ShieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP No No
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Extra costs Object Storage service. $0.023 per GB Sortof/partially FTP or upload in portal. Storage costs apply
Cache control - CDN caching Yes Yes Set override caching rules. Per file type.
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 Up to 15 minutes
Purge - capabilities Sortof/partially Purge all and purge by directory, but not by tag or header Sortof/partially Purge file, all and by directory
Analytics Yes Near real-time
tooltip Insight into Origin Server Response Time
Sortof/partially Updated daily or hourly (premium)
tooltip No metrics per config/zone
Log files Sortof/partially Pushed to customer's syslog server in real-time
tooltip Free in paid plans
Extra costs Logs are daily
API Yes Purge, analytics and configuration Yes Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection ArvanCloud SwiftServe
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Yes No
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Yes Free. SNI Extra costs
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Yes Free. SNI. EV cert is possible No
Token authentication Yes Yes
Geo blocking Extra costs Part of the Cloud Security product Yes
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content No No
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 SwiftServe
Documentation Yes Yes, public and available in English and Persian/Farsi languages Sortof/partially Yes, but not public
Humans Yes Phone support is available. Service level depends on customer's price plan Yes All customers get email support. 24/7 phone support is available (costs extra)