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BaishanCloud versus Gcore

Easily compare BaishanCloud and Gcore 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 Gcore
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. Gcore is a global CDN with a focus on gaming: "We expand the geographical presence of your game and speed up downloads for your players". Gcore is headquartered in Luxembourg and employs 400+ people.

Products

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Product BaishanCloud Gcore
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Yes Dynamic Acceleration Yes
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Yes Cloud Delivery Yes
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 Live Streaming
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Yes Streaming Yes VoD
Image OptimizationAutomatic image transformation/compression/optimization Yes Cloud Delivery Sortof/partially
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain No Yes DNS
WAFWeb Application Firewall Yes Cloud Security Yes WAF
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Yes Cloud Security Yes DDoS Protection
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs No No
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers Unknown No

Network

Region BaishanCloud Gcore
North America 29 15
Latin America 7 10
Europe 16 17
Russia & CIS 1 36
Asia excl. China 31 13
China 800 0
Oceania 1 2
Middle-East 12 10
Africa 3 3

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration BaishanCloud Gcore
Minimum contract term 12 months None
Minimum monthly costs $500/m $25
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests None First 1 billion free, more cost $0.0075/million
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred None Yes
NA/EU traffic (low volume) Unknown $0.025 per GB
APAC traffic (low volume) Unknown $0.025 per GB
LATAM traffic (low volume) Unknown $0.025 per GB

Features

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  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Web acceleration BaishanCloud Gcore
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 Yes ~15 minutes
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com No Sortof/partially Custom solution (host your DNS zone ...)
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)
Yes Resend from origin, or compress on edge
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Yes HTTP and HTTPS 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 Can be different from origin host
Origin ShieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Yes Extra costs
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Yes Upload in the portal or via API Unknown
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 Always Online
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Yes Instantly (<1 second) Sortof/partially Purge Speed
Purge - capabilities Yes Purge all, purge by directory, soft purge Yes Purge all, directory, and by file type/pattern
Analytics Yes Many metrics in the UI Yes Many metrics, real-time updates
Log files Yes Available for download in Portal or via API. Format can be customized. Extra costs Export logs to your storage. Logs are exported at the end of each hour.
API Yes Purge, configuration, analytics, logs Yes Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection BaishanCloud Gcore
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. No
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Extra costs Pricing is custom Yes Manage self in control panel
Token authentication Yes Not self-service, support is needed Yes Secure Token
Geo blocking Yes Not self-service, support is needed Yes Country Access Policy
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Yes Self-service Yes Referer Access Policy
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Yes Self-service No
IP white/blacklisting Yes Self-service Yes IP Access Policy

Support

Customer support BaishanCloud Gcore
Documentation Sortof/partially Good documentation but not public Yes Yes, public
Humans Yes 24/7 email support and phone support. Multiple support packages are available Yes Phone, chat and email support is free and available 24/7