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ChinaCache versus ArvanCloud

Easily compare ChinaCache and ArvanCloud 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 ArvanCloud
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. ArvanCloud is global provider of cloud services, including CDN, Security and DNS. ArvanCloud wants to stand out in the CDN market with low pricing and excellent customer support. Their anycasted network has POPs on several continents. Later in 2020 a new POP will launch in Pakistan and ArvanCloud will expand its presence in India and Turkey.

Products

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

Network

Region ChinaCache ArvanCloud
North America 8 3
Latin America 1 0
Europe 3 3
Russia & CIS 0 0
Asia excl. China 10 4
China 500 0
Oceania 0 1
Middle-East 1 5
Africa 1 0

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration ChinaCache ArvanCloud
Minimum contract term 12 months None
Minimum monthly costs Unknown None
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests None $0.0014 per 10k requests
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred Unknown $0.037 - $0.05 per GB
NA/EU traffic (low volume) Unknown $0.037 per GB
APAC traffic (low volume) Unknown $0.05 per GB
LATAM traffic (low volume) Unknown Not applicable

Features

  • Yes = Yes
  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Web acceleration ChinaCache ArvanCloud
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. No Yes
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Sortof/partially <5 minutes Yes Instant
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com No Non-Anycasted network Yes Anycasted network
HTTP/2 Yes Yes
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Yes At customer request Unknown
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Unknown Yes Resend from origin, or compress on edge
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Yes HTTP and HTTPS Yes HTTP and HTTPS.
tooltip IP address as origin is possible
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 Yes No
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Extra costs Extra costs Object Storage service. $0.023 per GB
Cache control - CDN caching Yes CDN can honor origin headers
tooltip Custom rules can be set by CDN support team
Yes
Cache control - client caching Yes Yes
Serve Stale CDN Guide: Serve StaleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Yes Sortof/partially Always Online feature can be turned on.
tooltip No Cache-Control extensions support
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Sortof/partially <3 minutes delay Yes Purging takes ~10 seconds
Purge - capabilities Sortof/partially Purge all, purge by directory Sortof/partially Purge all and purge by directory, but not by tag or header
Analytics Yes Yes Near real-time
tooltip Insight into Origin Server Response Time
Log files Sortof/partially Logs are daily or hourly Sortof/partially Pushed to customer's syslog server in real-time
tooltip Free in paid plans
API Sortof/partially Purge, analytics, billing. Not configuration Yes Purge, analytics and configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection ChinaCache ArvanCloud
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 Yes Free. SNI
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Extra costs Yes Free. SNI. EV cert is possible
Token authentication Yes Yes
Geo blocking Yes Extra costs Part of the Cloud Security product
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Yes No
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content No No
IP white/blacklisting Yes Extra costs Part of the Cloud Security product

Support

Customer support ChinaCache ArvanCloud
Documentation Sortof/partially Yes, but not public. Yes Yes, public and available in English and Persian/Farsi languages
Humans Yes Different levels of support are available. Yes Phone support is available. Service level depends on customer's price plan