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CDNvideo versus ChinaCache

Easily compare CDNvideo 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 CDNvideo ChinaCache
Short profile CDNvideo is a global CDN provider with a wide network of servers located on five continents and a part of Wangsu group owning the second largest CDN in the world (>86K servers + bandwidth of 42 TB/sec). Their specialties are live streaming, VoD, HTTP caching, transcoding and website acceleration. CDNvideo has developed an unlimited cloud storage and an HTML5 player enabling P2P streaming and 360-degree video demonstration. 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 CDNvideo ChinaCache
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Unknown Yes Dynamic Content Acceleration
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Yes Website acceleration 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 On Demand Yes Media Acceleration
Image OptimizationAutomatic image transformation/compression/optimization No No
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain Unknown Yes
WAFWeb Application Firewall Unknown Yes
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Unknown Yes
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs Unknown No
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers Unknown Unknown

Network

Region CDNvideo ChinaCache
North America 13 8
Latin America 7 1
Europe 11 3
Russia & CIS 37 0
Asia excl. China 23 10
China 100 500
Oceania 4 0
Middle-East 8 1
Africa 7 1

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration CDNvideo ChinaCache
Minimum contract term 1 month 12 months
Minimum monthly costs $50 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) $0.05 Unknown
APAC traffic (low volume) $0.05 Unknown
LATAM traffic (low volume) $0.05 Unknown

Features

  • Yes = Yes
  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Web acceleration CDNvideo ChinaCache
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Yes 5 minutes No
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Sortof/partially 5 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? Unknown Yes At customer request
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Sortof/partially Resend from origin only
tooltip Does not compress on the edge
Unknown
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Yes HTTP and HTTPS.
tooltip IP address as origin is possible
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 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 Unknown Yes
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Extra costs Upload via web interface. Storage costs apply Extra costs
Cache control - CDN caching Yes Yes CDN can honor origin headers
tooltip Custom rules can be set by CDN support team
Cache control - client caching Yes Yes
Serve Stale CDN Guide: Serve StaleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Yes Yes
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Sortof/partially Purging takes a few minutes 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 Sortof/partially 1-5 minutes delay Yes
Log files Sortof/partially Download from the UI
tooltip Logs are ~ 30 minutes delayed
Sortof/partially Logs are daily or hourly
API Yes Purge, analytics and configuration Sortof/partially Purge, analytics, billing. Not configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection CDNvideo ChinaCache
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Yes Free Sortof/partially Only for testing
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Yes Free Extra costs
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Extra costs Extra costs
Token authentication Yes Yes
Geo blocking Yes Yes
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Yes Yes
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Yes No
IP white/blacklisting Yes Yes

Support

Customer support CDNvideo ChinaCache
Documentation Sortof/partially Yes, the Starters Guide is available to the public Sortof/partially Yes, but not public.
Humans Yes All customers get 24/7 email, Skype and phone support Yes Different levels of support are available.