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CacheFly versus BaishanCloud

Easily compare CacheFly 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 CacheFly BaishanCloud
Short profile Launched in 2002, CacheFly developed the world's first TCP-anycast based content delivery network. CacheFly has a focus on optimizing the CDN for throughput and has steadily built out the network to now have ~40 POPs on 6 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 CacheFly 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? Available/supported 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 Not available/supported Not available/supported

Network

Region CacheFly BaishanCloud
North America 11 21
Latin America 2 8
Europe 14 22
Russia & CIS 1 10
Asia, excl China 7 25
China 0 350
Oceania 3 1
Middle-East 4 7
Africa 1 6

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration CacheFly BaishanCloud
Minimum contract term 1 month No minimum
Minimum monthly costs $500 No minimum
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests Unknown None
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred None None
NA/EU traffic (low volume) Unknown $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 CacheFly BaishanCloud
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Not available/supported Not available/supported Account creation requires a BaishanCloud employee's assistance
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Unknown Partially 30 minutes
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Available/supported Global Anycast Not available/supported
HTTP/2 Available/supported Available/supported
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Unknown Available/supported
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Resend from origin 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
tooltip Match client to edge request protocol is possible. Can't use an IP address.
Available/supported HTTP and HTTPS
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Available/supported Set specific Host header value or forward value from client to edge request 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 Available/supported Extra costs
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Extra costs FTP, SFTP, SCP, rsync. Storage costs apply Available/supported Upload in the portal or via API
Cache control - CDN caching Available/supported Origin headers are honored. Can config overrides Available/supported By default, CDN honors origin headers
tooltip Full and granular control is possible
Cache control - client caching Available/supported Origin headers are forwarded to client 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 but not purge by directory or tag or header Available/supported Purge all, purge by directory. Purge by tag/key is in development
Analytics Available/supported Near real-time, lots of metrics Available/supported Many metrics in the UI
Log files Available/supported FTP, SCP, rsync
tooltip Logs are 24h delayed
Partially Logs for a day can be downloaded the next day. Free
API Partially Purge and analytics, not for configuration Available/supported Purge, configuration, analytics
HTTPS & Content Protection CacheFly BaishanCloud
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Available/supported Free Available/supported
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Extra costs Custom pricing for each customer Extra costs SNI. Pricing is custom.
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Not available/supported Extra costs Pricing is custom
Token authentication Available/supported Available/supported Not self-service, support is needed
Geo blocking Not 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 Not available/supported Available/supported Not self-service, support is needed

Support

Customer support CacheFly BaishanCloud
Documentation Available/supported Yes, public Partially Good documentation but not public
Humans Available/supported All customers get 24/7 email and phone support 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.