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BelugaCDN versus BaishanCloud

Easily compare BelugaCDN and BaishanCloud 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 BelugaCDN BaishanCloud
Short profile 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. 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.

Products

Product BelugaCDN BaishanCloud
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Not 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? Partially Available/supported
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Available/supported Available/supported
Image OptimizationAutomatic image compression/optimization Not available/supported 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. Not available/supported Available/supported
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs Extra costs Not available/supported

Network

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

Pricing

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

Features

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

Support

Customer support BelugaCDN BaishanCloud
Documentation Available/supported Yes, public Partially Good documentation but not public
Humans 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). 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.