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CacheFly versus Tencent Cloud

Easily compare CacheFly and Tencent Cloud 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 Tencent Cloud
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 50+ POPs on 6 continents. CacheFly provides a 100% uptime SLA and takes pride in acting as 'consultants to our customers'. Tencent Cloud is a leading global CDN that has resources distributed in 50+ countries and the highest service volume of all CDNs in Asia. It has a massive network with 1,100+ nodes in mainland China, extending beyond major ISPs to more than a dozen local providers.

Products

  • Yes = Yes
  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Unknown = Unknown
Product CacheFly Tencent Cloud
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Yes Yes ECDN (Enterprise CDN)
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Yes Yes CDN
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) Yes Yes CDN
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? Yes Ultra Low Latency Video Streaming Yes LVB (Live Video Broadcast )
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Yes VoD Yes VOD
Image OptimizationAutomatic image transformation/compression/optimization Yes Smart Image Optimization No
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain No Yes DNSpod
WAFWeb Application Firewall Unknown Yes WAF
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Unknown Yes Anti-DDoS Advanced
tooltip Anti-DDoS Pro also available
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs Yes Fully custom solution No
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers Sortof/partially Custom solutions available for edge scripting Sortof/partially Serverless Cloud Function
Origin StorageReduce load on origin. Faster cache miss responses. Yes Storage Optimization System Yes Cloud Object Storage

Network

Region CacheFly Tencent Cloud
North America 17 11
Latin America 11 2
Europe 14 6
Russia & CIS 2 1
Asia excl. China 7 21
China 2 1100
Oceania 3 1
Middle-East 5 4
Africa 1 1

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration CacheFly Tencent Cloud
Minimum contract term 1 month None
Minimum monthly costs $595 (35 TB/m) None
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests No None
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred Yes None
NA/EU traffic (low volume) n/a $0.045 per GB
APAC traffic (low volume) n/a $0.067 - $0.09 per GB (varies per region)
LATAM traffic (low volume) n/a $0.11 per GB

Features

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  • No = No
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Web acceleration CacheFly Tencent Cloud
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. No Yes Self-service, credit card required
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Sortof/partially 5 - 180s depending on the change Sortof/partially 5 minutes
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Extra costs Must purchase dedicated IP
tooltip Or use DNS provider that can do CNAME flattening
Sortof/partially Use DNSPod for DNS
HTTP/2 Yes Yes
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? No Unknown
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Yes Resend from origin, or compress on edge Yes Resend from origin, or compress on edge
tooltip Fetch compressed or uncompressed from origin (configurable)
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Yes HTTP and HTTPS
tooltip Match client to edge request protocol is possible
Yes HTTP, HTTPS, match protocol
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Yes Set specific Host header value or forward value from client to edge request Yes Can be IP address or hostname
tooltip Can be same host as in client-to-CDN requests
Origin ShieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Yes Sortof/partially Custom implementation by Tencent DevOps team
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Extra costs FTP. Some storage free, more storage available at additional costs Yes Cloud Object Storage with free tier. Upload in the portal or via API
Cache control - CDN caching Yes Origin headers are honored. Can config overrides Yes Full and granular control
Cache control - client caching Yes Origin headers are forwarded to client. Can config overrides Yes Full and granular control
Serve Stale CDN Guide: Serve StaleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Yes CacheFly support team can activate this edge behaviour Sortof/partially Serve stale if origin sends 5xx
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Yes Instant (under 5s) Sortof/partially 5 minutes
Purge - capabilities Sortof/partially Purge all and by directory, not by tag or header Sortof/partially Purge all, purge by directory
Analytics Yes Near real-time, lots of metrics Yes Many metrics available in console and via API
Log files Extra costs Pull via FTP or have pushed to customer endpoint
tooltip Logs are 5 minutes delayed
Yes W3C formatted. Available for download in console and via API. Log roll period and delay depends on traffic volume.
API Yes Purge, analytics, configuration Yes Purge, configuration, analytics, logs
HTTPS & Content Protection CacheFly Tencent Cloud
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Yes Free Yes
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Extra costs Custom pricing Yes SNI. First 20 DV certs are free. Wildcard allowed
tooltip TrustAsia is the Certificate Authority
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Extra costs EV cert and/or Non-SNI possible Yes SNI and free. Wildcard allowed.
Token authentication Yes Self-service activation/configuration Yes 4 types of token/URL signing available
Geo blocking Yes Self-service activation/configuration. Predefined and custom rules Sortof/partially Not self-service, support is needed
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Yes Yes Based on Referrer or IP address
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Extra costs Available in a Custom/Private CDN scenario No
IP white/blacklisting Yes Custom rules can be scripted (by support team at no extra charge) Yes Console and API. Block/allow individual IPs and IP ranges

Support

Customer support CacheFly Tencent Cloud
Documentation Yes Yes, public Yes Good, extensive and public documentation
Humans Yes All customers get 24/7 email and phone support and a dedicated implementation/solutions engineer. Extra support ('Elite managed') available at a fee with SLA for support response time Yes 24/7 support via the console. Multiple VIP support packages are available