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ChinaCache versus CDNvideo

Easily compare ChinaCache and CDNvideo 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 CDNvideo
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. 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.

Products

Product ChinaCache CDNvideo
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Available/supported Unknown
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 Unknown
WAFWeb Application Firewall Available/supported Unknown
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Available/supported Unknown
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs Not available/supported Unknown

Network

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

Pricing

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

Features

Web acceleration ChinaCache CDNvideo
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Not available/supported Available/supported 5 minutes
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Partially <5 minutes Partially 5 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 Resend from origin
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Available/supported HTTP and HTTPS Available/supported HTTP and HTTPS.
tooltip IP address as origin is possible
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 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 Available/supported Unknown
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Extra costs Extra costs Upload via web interface. 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
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 Available/supported
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Partially <3 minutes delay Partially Purging takes a few minutes
Purge - capabilities Partially Purge all, purge by directory Partially Purge all but not purge by directory or tag or header
Analytics Available/supported Partially 1-5 minutes delay
Log files Partially Logs are daily or hourly Partially Download from the UI
tooltip Logs are ~ 30 minutes delayed
API Partially Purge, analytics, billing. Not configuration Available/supported Purge, analytics and configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection ChinaCache CDNvideo
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Partially Only for testing Available/supported Free
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Extra costs Available/supported Free
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Extra costs Extra costs
Token authentication Available/supported Available/supported
Geo blocking Available/supported Available/supported
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
IP white/blacklisting Available/supported Available/supported

Support

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