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ChinaCache versus BunnyCDN

Easily compare ChinaCache and BunnyCDN 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 BunnyCDN
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. BunnyCDN is CDN with POPs on 6 continents, all the modern content delivery features and prices that are low compared to other CDNs.

Products

Product ChinaCache BunnyCDN
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Available/supported Not available/supported
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Available/supported Available/supported
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) Available/supported Available/supported
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? Available/supported Not available/supported
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Available/supported Partially
Image OptimizationAutomatic image compression/optimization Not available/supported Not available/supported
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain Available/supported Not available/supported
WAFWeb Application Firewall Available/supported Not available/supported
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Available/supported Not available/supported
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs Not available/supported Not available/supported

Network

Region ChinaCache BunnyCDN
North America 8 10
Latin America 1 1
Europe 3 11
Russia & CIS 0 1
Asia, excl China 10 5
China 500 0
Oceania 0 5
Middle-East 1 1
Africa 1 1

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration ChinaCache BunnyCDN
Minimum contract term 12 months None
Minimum monthly costs Unknown $10 per year recharge
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests None None
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred Unknown None
NA/EU traffic (low volume) Unknown $0.01 per GB
APAC traffic (low volume) Unknown $0.03 per GB
LATAM traffic (low volume) Unknown $0.045 per GB

Features

Web acceleration ChinaCache BunnyCDN
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Not available/supported Available/supported
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Partially <5 minutes Partially 10 seconds
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Not available/supported Non-Anycasted network Not available/supported
HTTP/2 Available/supported Available/supported
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Available/supported At customer request Available/supported
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Resend, or compress on edge Compress on the fly. Brotli
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Available/supported HTTP and HTTPS Available/supported HTTP or HTTPS or Match protocol
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Available/supported Configure specific other Host header
tooltip CDN can also forward client request Host header to origin
Available/supported Hostname or IP address. Can configure specific other Host header
Origin shieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Available/supported Extra costs In private beta testing
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Extra costs Extra costs Upload to central storage in Germany (CDN pulls from this). $0.01/GB
Cache control - CDN caching Available/supported CDN can honor origin headers
tooltip Custom rules can be set by CDN support team
Available/supported Honor origin sent headers or configure overrides
Cache control - client caching Available/supported Available/supported
Serve stale CDN Guide: Serve staleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Available/supported Not available/supported
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Partially <3 minutes delay Available/supported Instant
Purge - capabilities Partially Purge all, purge by directory Partially Purge file and purge all
Analytics Available/supported Available/supported
Log files Partially Logs are daily or hourly Available/supported Accessible via portal and API. Delay is 20-30 seconds.
API Partially Purge, analytics, billing. Not configuration Available/supported Purge, analytics, configuration, logs
HTTPS & Content Protection ChinaCache BunnyCDN
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Partially Only for testing Available/supported Free. SNI
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Extra costs Available/supported Free. SNI
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Extra costs Available/supported Free. SNI
Token authentication Available/supported Available/supported
Geo blocking Available/supported Available/supported Country level blocking (at the DNS level)
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Available/supported Available/supported blocking specific referrers, block requests without referrer, whitelist allowed referrers
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Not available/supported Not available/supported
IP white/blacklisting Available/supported Available/supported

Support

Customer support ChinaCache BunnyCDN
Documentation Partially Yes, but not public. Available/supported Yes, public
Humans Available/supported Different levels of support are available. Available/supported All customers get email support with a 24 hour reply SLA (<4 hour plan to be introduced later in 2019). No phone support. Large customers get access to their Slack channel.