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CDN77 versus ChinaCache

Easily compare CDN77 and ChinaCache 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 CDN77 ChinaCache
Short profile CDN77 provides a solid set of content delivery products and solutions all over the world, with 33 PoPs on 5 continents. CDN77 is an innovation frontrunner known to be among the first providers to offer features such as TLS 1.3, Brotli or HTTP/2. They also offer real-time support provided by in-house engineers 24/7 Founded in 1998, publicly traded on NASDAQ (CCIH), ChinaCache is the first CDN in China and generally considered to be one of the better CDNs for China delivery because of their network, knowledge and experience from working with (enterprise) multinational customers. The ChinaCache network and services are not limited to mainland China and ChinaCache has been growing steadily outside China in the past years.

Products

  • Yes = Yes
  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Unknown = Unknown
Product CDN77 ChinaCache
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... No Yes Dynamic Content Acceleration
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Yes Yes Static Content Acceleration
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) Yes Yes Download Acceleration
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? Yes Live streaming Yes Media Acceleration
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Yes Video delivery Yes Media Acceleration
Image OptimizationAutomatic image transformation/compression/optimization Yes No
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain No Yes
WAFWeb Application Firewall Yes Yes
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Yes DDOS Mitigation Yes
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs Yes Private CDN No
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers Unknown Unknown

Network

Region CDN77 ChinaCache
North America 9 8
Latin America 1 1
Europe 13 3
Russia & CIS 2 0
Asia excl. China 6 10
China 0 500
Oceania 1 0
Middle-East 1 1
Africa 1 1

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration CDN77 ChinaCache
Minimum contract term None 12 months
Minimum monthly costs No, but minimum is $149/yr Unknown
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests None None
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred None Unknown
NA/EU traffic (low volume) $0.049 per GB Unknown
APAC traffic (low volume) $0.125 per GB Unknown
LATAM traffic (low volume) $0.185 per GB Unknown

Features

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  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Web acceleration CDN77 ChinaCache
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Yes No
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Yes 3 minutes Sortof/partially <5 minutes
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com No Non-Anycasted network No Non-Anycasted network
HTTP/2 Yes Yes
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Sortof/partially Edge server accepts IPv6 requests but replies via IPv4. Yes At customer request
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Yes Compress on the fly. Brotli support!
tooltip Origin don't need to support Brotli
Unknown
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Yes HTTP and HTTPS.
tooltip Custom port number can be configured
Yes HTTP and HTTPS
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Yes Possible to set a specific Host header for communications with origin Yes 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 Yes Free. Must be enabled/configured via support Yes
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Extra costs FTP, SFTP, rsync. Storage costs apply Extra costs
Cache control - CDN caching Yes Origin sent headers override CDN config rules Yes CDN can honor origin headers
tooltip Custom rules can be set by CDN support team
Cache control - client caching Yes Their support team is needed Yes
Serve Stale CDN Guide: Serve StaleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Yes Cache-Control extensions support Yes
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Yes Instant. Purge all may take up to 3 mins. Sortof/partially <3 minutes delay
Purge - capabilities Sortof/partially Purge all but not purge by directory or tag or header Sortof/partially Purge all, purge by directory
Analytics Yes 5 to 10 minutes delayed. Yes
Log files Extra costs $49/month/CDN Resource. FTP, SFTP, rsync.
tooltip Logs are only 5 minutes delayed
Sortof/partially Logs are daily or hourly
API Yes Purge, analytics, configuration Sortof/partially Purge, analytics, billing. Not configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection CDN77 ChinaCache
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Yes Free (not SNI) Sortof/partially Only for testing
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Extra costs Let's Encrypt is free (SNI), or $99/year for SAN in their cert (no SNI) Extra costs
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Yes Free (SNI) Extra costs
Token authentication Yes Yes
Geo blocking Yes Their support team is needed Yes
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Yes Yes
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Yes Their support team is needed No
IP white/blacklisting Yes Their support team is needed Yes

Support

Customer support CDN77 ChinaCache
Documentation Yes Yes, public. API docs Sortof/partially Yes, but not public.
Humans Yes All customers get real-time 24/7 support via email, phone, chat and Skype. Yes Different levels of support are available.