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BaishanCloud versus AdvancedHosting

Easily compare BaishanCloud and AdvancedHosting 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 BaishanCloud AdvancedHosting
Short profile BaishanCloud is a leading provider of cloud data services in China and around the world. As the only service provider based in China to be recognized by Gartner as possessing 'global' network capabilities, BaishanCloud is one of the fastest growing companies in the CDN space. 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.

Products

  • Yes = Yes
  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Unknown = Unknown
Product BaishanCloud AdvancedHosting
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Yes Dynamic Acceleration No
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Yes Cloud Delivery Yes CDN for Static Content
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) Yes Cloud Delivery Yes
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? Yes Streaming Yes CDN for Video
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Yes Streaming Yes CDN for Video
Image OptimizationAutomatic image transformation/compression/optimization Yes Cloud Delivery No
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain No Yes Anycast DNS
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 No No
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers Unknown No

Network

Region BaishanCloud AdvancedHosting
North America 11 9
Latin America 1 2
Europe 5 9
Russia & CIS 1 1
Asia excl. China 25 3
China 500 0
Oceania 4 0
Middle-East 3 0
Africa 2 0

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration BaishanCloud AdvancedHosting
Minimum contract term 12 months None
Minimum monthly costs $500/m $0.01
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests None None
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred None Yes
NA/EU traffic (low volume) Unknown $0.025 per GB or $0.5 per Mbps
APAC traffic (low volume) Unknown $0.025 per GB or $0.5 per Mbps
LATAM traffic (low volume) Unknown $0.025 per GB or $0.5 per Mbps

Features

  • Yes = Yes
  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Web acceleration BaishanCloud AdvancedHosting
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. No Performed by BaishanCloud's 24/7 support team Yes
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Yes <5 minutes Sortof/partially 2 to 3 minutes (video takes longer)
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com No No
HTTP/2 Yes Yes
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Yes Yes
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Yes Resend from origin, or compress on edge
tooltip Fetch compressed or uncompressed from origin (configurable)
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 Yes HTTP and HTTPS
tooltip Video: only pull over HTTP
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 Can be different from origin host
tooltip Video: only origin Host
Origin ShieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Yes Yes Free.
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Yes Upload in the portal or via API Extra costs $25/TB
Cache control - CDN caching Yes Full and granular control Yes Origin or CDN controlled
Cache control - client caching Yes Full and granular control Yes Origin or CDN controlled
Serve Stale CDN Guide: Serve StaleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Yes Cache-Control extensions support Yes
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Yes Instantly (<1 second) Sortof/partially A few minutes
Purge - capabilities Yes Purge all, purge by directory, soft purge Yes Purge specific files, purge all (not for VideoCDN)
Analytics Yes Many metrics in the UI Sortof/partially Cache hit ratio and error rate not yet available
Log files Yes Available for download in Portal or via API. Format can be customized. No Available on request (support ticket)
API Yes Purge, configuration, analytics, logs Yes Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection BaishanCloud AdvancedHosting
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net No Yes
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Extra costs SNI. Pricing is custom. Sortof/partially Let's Encrypt with auto-renewal. CDN handles all.
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Extra costs Pricing is custom Yes Can be an EV certificate. Free.
Token authentication Yes Not self-service, support is needed Yes Antihotlink protection
Geo blocking Yes Not self-service, support is needed Sortof/partially VideoCDN only
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Yes Self-service Yes Set allow and/or block list.
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Yes Self-service No
IP white/blacklisting Yes Self-service Sortof/partially VideoCDN only

Support

Customer support BaishanCloud AdvancedHosting
Documentation Sortof/partially Good documentation but not public Sortof/partially API docs and VoD API docs
Humans Yes 24/7 email support and phone support. Multiple support packages are available Yes Ticket system, Skype and email support is free.