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ChinaCache versus Edgio

Easily compare ChinaCache and Edgio 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 Edgio
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. Edgio is the result of the merger between well-known CDNs Edgecast and Limelight Networks and now a global edge platform with 300+ edge locations across the globe. The Edgio platform has four pillars: Delivery, Streaming, Security and AppOps.

Products

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Sort of/partially
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Extra costs
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Product ChinaCache Edgio
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Dynamic Content Acceleration Delivery
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Static Content Acceleration Delivery
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) Download Acceleration Delivery
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? Media Acceleration Streaming
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Media Acceleration Streaming
Image OptimizationAutomatic image transformation/compression/optimization Dynamic Imaging
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain DNS
WAFWeb Application Firewall Security
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Security
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers App Edge

Network

Region ChinaCache Edgio
North America 8 18
Latin America 1 12
Europe 3 15
Russia & CIS 0 0
Asia excl. China 10 12
China 400 100
Oceania 0 3
Middle-East 1 3
Africa 1 2

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration ChinaCache Edgio
Minimum contract term 12 months Unknown
Minimum monthly costs Unknown Unknown
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests None Unknown
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred Unknown Unknown
NA/EU traffic (low volume) Unknown Unknown
APAC traffic (low volume) Unknown Unknown
LATAM traffic (low volume) Unknown Unknown

Features

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Sort of/partially
No
Extra costs
Unknown
Web acceleration ChinaCache Edgio
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Available through Microsoft Azure
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? <5 minutes A few minutes
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Non-Anycasted network Anycasted network (regional)
HTTP/2
WebSockets WebSockets docs
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? At customer request
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Unknown Resend from origin, or compress on edge
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? HTTP and HTTPS HTTP and HTTPS
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Configure specific other Host header
tooltip CDN can also forward client request Host header to origin
Configure specific other Host header
Origin ShieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Single POP shield or multiple. Full control
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Origin Storage
Cache control - CDN caching CDN can honor origin headers
tooltip Custom rules can be set by CDN support team
Full and granular control
Cache control - client caching Full and granular control
Serve Stale CDN Guide: Serve StaleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN <3 minutes delay Purge Speed
Purge - capabilities Purge all, purge by directory Purge all, purge by directory, by file extension
Analytics Real-time, with many metrics in the UI
Log files Logs are daily or hourly < 60 seconds
API Purge, analytics, billing. Not configuration Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection ChinaCache Edgio
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Only for testing
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Non-SNI. Pricing is custom. Wildcard possible
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Pricing is custom
Token authentication Included as core feature
Geo blocking Included as core feature
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Included as core feature
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Supported via special configuration
IP white/blacklisting Included as core feature

Support

Customer support ChinaCache Edgio
Documentation Yes, but not public. Yes, public
Humans Different levels of support are available. All customers get 24/7 email and phone support.