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ChinaCache versus CDN77

Easily compare ChinaCache and CDN77 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 CDN77
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. CDN77.com provides a solid set of content delivery products and features. With 30+ POPs on 5 continents, CDN77 offers global coverage. CDN77 likes to be a frontrunner with the latest technologies and as such they offer HTTP/2, free instant SSL and Brotli compression.

Products

Product ChinaCache CDN77
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 Available/supported
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Available/supported Available/supported
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 Available/supported
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs Not available/supported Available/supported

Network

Region ChinaCache CDN77
North America 8 7
Latin America 1 3
Europe 3 11
Russia & CIS 0 2
Asia, excl China 10 9
China 500 0
Oceania 0 1
Middle-East 1 2
Africa 1 0

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration ChinaCache CDN77
Minimum contract term 12 months None
Minimum monthly costs Unknown No, but minimum is $149/yr
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 $0.049 per GB
APAC traffic (low volume) Unknown $0.125 per GB
LATAM traffic (low volume) Unknown $0.185 per GB

Features

Web acceleration ChinaCache CDN77
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 Available/supported 3 minutes
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 Non-Anycasted network
HTTP/2 Available/supported Available/supported
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Available/supported At customer request Unknown
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Resend, or compress on edge Compress on the fly. Brotli support!
tooltip Origin don't need to support Brotli
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Available/supported HTTP and HTTPS Available/supported HTTP and HTTPS.
tooltip Custom port number can be configured
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
Partially Can't configure specific other Host header.
Origin shieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Available/supported Available/supported Free. Must be enabled/configured via support
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Extra costs Extra costs FTP, SFTP, rsync. Storage costs apply
Cache control - CDN caching Available/supported CDN can honor origin headers
tooltip Custom rules can be set by CDN support team
Available/supported Origin sent headers override CDN config rules
Cache control - client caching Available/supported Available/supported Their support team is needed
Serve stale CDN Guide: Serve staleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Available/supported Available/supported Cache-Control extensions support
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Partially <3 minutes delay Available/supported Instant. Purge all may take up to 3 mins.
Purge - capabilities Partially Purge all, purge by directory Partially Purge all but not purge by directory or tag or header
Analytics Available/supported Available/supported 5 to 10 minutes delayed.
Log files Partially Logs are daily or hourly Extra costs $49/month/CDN Resource. FTP, SFTP, rsync.
tooltip Logs are only 5 minutes delayed
API Partially Purge, analytics, billing. Not configuration Available/supported Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection ChinaCache CDN77
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Partially Only for testing Available/supported Free (not SNI)
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Extra costs Extra costs Let's Encrypt is free (SNI), or $99/year for SAN in their cert (no 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 Their support team is needed
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Available/supported Available/supported
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Not available/supported Available/supported Their support team is needed
IP white/blacklisting Available/supported Available/supported Their support team is needed

Support

Customer support ChinaCache CDN77
Documentation Partially Yes, but not public. Available/supported Yes, public. API docs
Humans Available/supported Different levels of support are available. Available/supported All customers get 24/7 email and phone support.