Skip to content

BaishanCloud versus BelugaCDN

Easily compare BaishanCloud 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.

BaishanCloud logo BelugaCDN logo

Company

Company BaishanCloud BelugaCDN
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. 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

Product BaishanCloud BelugaCDN
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Available/supported Not available/supported
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Available/supported Available/supported
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) Available/supported Available/supported
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? Available/supported Partially
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Available/supported Available/supported
Image OptimizationAutomatic image compression/optimization Available/supported Not available/supported
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain Not available/supported Not available/supported
WAFWeb Application Firewall Not available/supported Not available/supported
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Available/supported Not available/supported
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs Not available/supported Extra costs

Network

Region BaishanCloud BelugaCDN
North America 21 14
Latin America 8 1
Europe 22 3
Russia & CIS 10 0
Asia, excl China 25 5
China 350 0
Oceania 1 1
Middle-East 7 0
Africa 6 0

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration BaishanCloud BelugaCDN
Minimum contract term No minimum None
Minimum monthly costs No minimum $5
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests None 5000 requests per GB included. Overages $0.0035 per 10k requests
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred None None
NA/EU traffic (low volume) $0.05 per GB $0.01 per GB
APAC traffic (low volume) $0.10 per GB Unknown
LATAM traffic (low volume) $0.14 per GB Unknown

Features

Web acceleration BaishanCloud BelugaCDN
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Not available/supported Account creation requires a BaishanCloud employee's assistance Available/supported
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Partially 30 minutes 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 Not available/supported Partially Global Anycasted IP available, but Beluga recommends against it
HTTP/2 Available/supported Available/supported
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Available/supported Available/supported
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Resend, or compress on edge
tooltip Fetch compressed or uncompressed from origin (configurable)
Compress on the fly
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Available/supported HTTP and HTTPS Available/supported HTTP and HTTPS.
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Available/supported Configure specific other Host header
tooltip CDN can also forward client request Host header to origin
Available/supported
Origin shieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Extra costs Extra costs Available upon request
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Available/supported Upload in the portal or via API Extra costs Available upon request
Cache control - CDN caching Available/supported By default, CDN honors origin headers
tooltip Full and granular control is possible
Available/supported Honor origin sent headers or configure overrides
Cache control - client caching Available/supported By default, CDN honors origin headers
tooltip Full and granular control is possible
Available/supported
Serve stale CDN Guide: Serve staleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Available/supported Cache-Control extensions support
tooltip
Not available/supported
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Available/supported Instantly Available/supported Instant
Purge - capabilities Available/supported Purge all, purge by directory. Purge by tag/key is in development Partially Purge all and purge using regex
Analytics Available/supported Many metrics in the UI Available/supported All metrics are aggregated every 10 seconds, exported in real-time
Log files Partially Logs for a day can be downloaded the next day. Free Extra costs Real-time export to Elastic Search or Redis. FTP.
tooltip 10 million requests/month free, $0.50/million events exported overage
API Available/supported Purge, configuration, analytics Available/supported Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection BaishanCloud BelugaCDN
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Available/supported Not available/supported
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Extra costs SNI. Pricing is custom. Not available/supported
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Extra costs Pricing is custom Available/supported Free (SNI)
tooltip TLS support includes full TLS Dynamic Record Sizing and ECDSA support per Q1 2017
Token authentication Available/supported Not self-service, support is needed Available/supported
Geo blocking Extra costs Not self-service, support is needed Available/supported
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Available/supported Not self-service, support is needed Available/supported
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Available/supported Not self-service, support is needed Not available/supported
IP white/blacklisting Available/supported Not self-service, support is needed Available/supported

Support

Customer support BaishanCloud BelugaCDN
Documentation Partially Good documentation but not public Available/supported Yes, public
Humans Available/supported All customers get 24/7 email support. Phone support is free and available in English during US business hours and 24/7 in Chinese language. Available/supported 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).