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ChinaCache versus AdvancedHosting

Easily compare ChinaCache and AdvancedHosting 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 ChinaCache AdvancedHosting
Short profile 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. AdvancedHosting provides dedicated servers, cloud servers, cloud storage, CDN, AnycastDNS, DevOps as a Service and domain registration since 2002. The CDN has ~25 POPs on 4 continents, supporting delivery of video and static assets.

Products

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

Network

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

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration ChinaCache AdvancedHosting
Minimum contract term 12 months None
Minimum monthly costs Unknown $0.01
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests None None
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred Unknown Yes
NA/EU traffic (low volume) Unknown $0.025 per GB or $0.5 per Mbps
APAC traffic (low volume) Unknown $0.025 per GB or $0.5 per Mbps
LATAM traffic (low volume) Unknown $0.025 per GB or $0.5 per Mbps

Features

  • Yes = Yes
  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Web acceleration ChinaCache AdvancedHosting
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. No Yes
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Sortof/partially <5 minutes Sortof/partially 2 to 3 minutes (video takes longer)
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com No Non-Anycasted network No
HTTP/2 Yes Yes
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Yes At customer request Yes
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Unknown Sortof/partially Resend from origin only
tooltip Does not compress on the edge
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Yes HTTP and HTTPS Yes HTTP and HTTPS
tooltip Video: only pull over HTTP
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
tooltip Video: only origin Host
Origin ShieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Yes Yes Free.
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Extra costs Extra costs $25/TB
Cache control - CDN caching Yes CDN can honor origin headers
tooltip Custom rules can be set by CDN support team
Yes Origin or CDN controlled
Cache control - client caching Yes Yes Origin or CDN controlled
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 <3 minutes delay Sortof/partially A few minutes
Purge - capabilities Sortof/partially Purge all, purge by directory Yes Purge specific files, purge all (not for VideoCDN)
Analytics Yes Sortof/partially Cache hit ratio and error rate not yet available
Log files Sortof/partially Logs are daily or hourly No Available on request (support ticket)
API Sortof/partially Purge, analytics, billing. Not configuration Yes Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection ChinaCache AdvancedHosting
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Sortof/partially Only for testing Yes
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Extra costs Sortof/partially Let's Encrypt with auto-renewal. CDN handles all.
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Extra costs Yes Can be an EV certificate. Free.
Token authentication Yes Yes Antihotlink protection
Geo blocking Yes Sortof/partially VideoCDN only
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Yes Yes Set allow and/or block list.
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content No No
IP white/blacklisting Yes Sortof/partially VideoCDN only

Support

Customer support ChinaCache AdvancedHosting
Documentation Sortof/partially Yes, but not public. Sortof/partially API docs and VoD API docs
Humans Yes Different levels of support are available. Yes Ticket system, Skype and email support is free.