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BaishanCloud versus Incapsula

Easily compare BaishanCloud and Incapsula 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 Incapsula
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. Incapsula launched in 2009 and is a security-first CDN, with DDoS mitigation and Web Application Firewall services, as well as CDN-acceleration features like dynamic content caching & smart content optimization. Incapsula comes integrated with load balancing and failover solutions.

Products

Product BaishanCloud Incapsula
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Available/supported 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 Not available/supported
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Available/supported Not available/supported
Image OptimizationAutomatic image compression/optimization Available/supported Available/supported
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain Not available/supported Partially
WAFWeb Application Firewall Not available/supported Available/supported
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Available/supported Available/supported
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs Not available/supported Unknown

Network

Region BaishanCloud Incapsula
North America 21 10
Latin America 8 1
Europe 22 9
Russia & CIS 10 1
Asia, excl China 25 4
China 350 0
Oceania 1 3
Middle-East 7 1
Africa 6 0

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration BaishanCloud Incapsula
Minimum contract term No minimum 1 month
Minimum monthly costs No minimum $0
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests None None
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred None None
NA/EU traffic (low volume) $0.05 per GB No volume charge
APAC traffic (low volume) $0.10 per GB No volume charge
LATAM traffic (low volume) $0.14 per GB No volume charge

Features

Web acceleration BaishanCloud Incapsula
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 Available/supported Instant
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Not available/supported Available/supported Anycasted network (regional)
HTTP/2 Available/supported Available/supported FAQ
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 edge
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Available/supported HTTP and HTTPS Available/supported HTTP and HTTPS.
tooltip Can be IP address
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 Can configure specific other Host header.
tooltip Forward client request Host header is possible
Origin shieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Extra costs Extra costs
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Available/supported Upload in the portal or via API Not available/supported
Cache control - CDN caching Available/supported By default, CDN honors origin headers
tooltip Full and granular control is possible
Available/supported Granular control/override rules possible
Cache control - client caching Available/supported By default, CDN honors origin headers
tooltip Full and granular control is possible
Available/supported Granular control/override rules possible
Serve stale CDN Guide: Serve staleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Available/supported Cache-Control extensions support
tooltip
Partially
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 Available/supported Purge all, by directory, by file extension
Analytics Available/supported Many metrics in the UI Available/supported Real time perf and security events dashboard
Log files Partially Logs for a day can be downloaded the next day. Free Available/supported Available via UI, API, or full SIEM integration
tooltip Logs are not delayed
API Available/supported Purge, configuration, analytics Available/supported Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection BaishanCloud Incapsula
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Available/supported Available/supported
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Extra costs SNI. Pricing is custom. Available/supported Not in Free plan. Included in all other plans
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Extra costs Pricing is custom Available/supported Included in Business and Enterprise plans
Token authentication Available/supported Not self-service, support is needed Not 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 Available/supported Two Factor Authentication
IP white/blacklisting Available/supported Not self-service, support is needed Available/supported IP address/ranges/subnets, self-service in UI

Support

Customer support BaishanCloud Incapsula
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 Free plan has community support, all paid plans offer email support, Enterprise gets 24/7 phone support