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ChinaCache versus Medianova

Easily compare ChinaCache and Medianova 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 Medianova
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. Medianova is originally a Turkey CDN, but in the last few years has grown quickly to become a global player with a strong presence in Europe. Medianova uses modern technologies like their patent pending Dockerized CDN Platform, HTTP/2, BBR and Brotli.

Products

Product ChinaCache Medianova
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Available/supported 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 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 Medianova
North America 8 6
Latin America 1 0
Europe 3 10
Russia & CIS 0 0
Asia, excl China 10 1
China 500 0
Oceania 0 1
Middle-East 1 4
Africa 1 0

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration ChinaCache Medianova
Minimum contract term 12 months 12 months
Minimum monthly costs Unknown Varies by product and service
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 Confidential, market competitive
APAC traffic (low volume) Unknown Confidential, market competitive
LATAM traffic (low volume) Unknown Not applicable

Features

Web acceleration ChinaCache Medianova
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 One to three 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 Available/supported
HTTP/2 Available/supported Available/supported
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Available/supported At customer request Not available/supported
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Resend, or compress on edge Compress on the fly. Brotli support!
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Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Available/supported HTTP and HTTPS Available/supported HTTP and HTTPS
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 Can be different from origin host
Origin shieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Available/supported Available/supported
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Extra costs Available/supported FTP, SFTP, Rsync
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 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 1 minute
Purge - capabilities Partially Purge all, purge by directory Partially Purge file paths, purge all
Analytics Available/supported Available/supported Near real-time
Log files Partially Logs are daily or hourly Available/supported Not by default, only on request
API Partially Purge, analytics, billing. Not configuration Available/supported Purge, analytics, configuration, encoding
HTTPS & Content Protection ChinaCache Medianova
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 Not available/supported
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Extra costs Available/supported SNI
Token authentication Available/supported Available/supported
Geo blocking Available/supported Available/supported Streaming
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Available/supported Available/supported Streaming
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Not available/supported Not available/supported
IP white/blacklisting Available/supported Available/supported Streaming

Support

Customer support ChinaCache Medianova
Documentation Partially Yes, but not public. Available/supported Yes, public
Humans Available/supported Different levels of support are available. Available/supported All customers get 24/7 email support with 3 minutes response time and access to Technical Account Managers