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CDNetworks versus Gcore

Easily compare CDNetworks and Gcore 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 CDNetworks Gcore
Short profile Founded in 2000, CDNetworks has been in the content delivery space longer than most other CDNs. CDNetworks always had, and still has, a strong focus on emerging markets like Brazil and Russia. CDNetworks has a wide range of content delivery/acceleration and security products. Gcore is a global CDN with a focus on gaming: "We expand the geographical presence of your game and speed up downloads for your players". Gcore is headquartered in Luxembourg and employs 400+ people.

Products

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

Network

Region CDNetworks Gcore
North America 11 15
Latin America 7 10
Europe 13 17
Russia & CIS 17 36
Asia excl. China 20 13
China 20 0
Oceania 1 2
Middle-East 9 10
Africa 4 3

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration CDNetworks Gcore
Minimum contract term 12 months None
Minimum monthly costs Unknown $25
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests Unknown First 1 billion free, more cost $0.0075/million
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred Unknown Yes
NA/EU traffic (low volume) Unknown $0.025 per GB
APAC traffic (low volume) Unknown $0.025 per GB
LATAM traffic (low volume) Unknown $0.025 per GB

Features

  • Yes = Yes
  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Web acceleration CDNetworks Gcore
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. No Can't sign up and get started. Must talk to sales. Yes
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Sortof/partially ~ 15 minutes Yes ~15 minutes
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com No Non-Anycasted network Sortof/partially Custom solution (host your DNS zone ...)
HTTP/2 No Yes
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Unknown Yes
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
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Yes HTTP and HTTPS Yes HTTP and HTTPS
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Yes Configure specific other Host header
tooltip CDN can also forward client request Host header to origin
Yes Can be different from origin host
Origin ShieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Extra costs Multiple POPs can act as shield Extra costs
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Extra costs Unknown
Cache control - CDN caching Yes Full and granular control Yes Origin or CDN controlled
Cache control - client caching Yes Full and granular control Yes Origin or CDN controlled
Serve Stale CDN Guide: Serve StaleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Yes Yes Always Online
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Sortof/partially Completion time is 5 - 10 minutes Sortof/partially Purge Speed
Purge - capabilities Yes Purge all, purge by directory, by file extension Yes Purge all, directory, and by file type/pattern
Analytics Yes Yes Many metrics, real-time updates
Log files Yes Extra costs Export logs to your storage. Logs are exported at the end of each hour.
API Yes Purge, analytics, configuration Yes Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection CDNetworks Gcore
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net No Yes
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Extra costs No
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Extra costs Yes Manage self in control panel
Token authentication Yes Yes Secure Token
Geo blocking Yes Yes Country Access Policy
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Yes Yes Referer Access Policy
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Yes No
IP white/blacklisting Yes Yes IP Access Policy

Support

Customer support CDNetworks Gcore
Documentation Sortof/partially Yes, but not public Yes Yes, public
Humans Yes All customers get 24/7 email and phone support Yes Phone, chat and email support is free and available 24/7