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ChinaCache versus Tencent Cloud

Easily compare ChinaCache and Tencent Cloud 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 Tencent Cloud
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. Tencent Cloud is a leading global CDN that has resources distributed in 50+ countries and the highest service volume of all CDNs in Asia. It has a massive network with 1,100+ nodes in mainland China, extending beyond major ISPs to more than a dozen local providers.

Products

  • Yes = Yes
  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Unknown = Unknown
Product ChinaCache Tencent Cloud
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Yes Dynamic Content Acceleration Yes ECDN (Enterprise CDN)
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Yes Static Content Acceleration Yes CDN
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) Yes Download Acceleration Yes CDN
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? Yes Media Acceleration Yes LVB (Live Video Broadcast )
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Yes Media Acceleration Yes VOD
Image OptimizationAutomatic image transformation/compression/optimization No No
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain Yes Yes DNSpod
WAFWeb Application Firewall Yes Yes WAF
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Yes Yes Anti-DDoS Advanced
tooltip Anti-DDoS Pro also available
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs No No
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers Unknown Sortof/partially Serverless Cloud Function

Network

Region ChinaCache Tencent Cloud
North America 8 11
Latin America 1 2
Europe 3 6
Russia & CIS 0 1
Asia excl. China 10 21
China 500 1100
Oceania 0 1
Middle-East 1 4
Africa 1 1

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration ChinaCache Tencent Cloud
Minimum contract term 12 months None
Minimum monthly costs Unknown None
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 $0.055 per GB
APAC traffic (low volume) Unknown $0.081 - $0.12 per GB (varies per region)
LATAM traffic (low volume) Unknown $0.12 per GB

Features

  • Yes = Yes
  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Web acceleration ChinaCache Tencent Cloud
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. No Yes Self-service, credit card required
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Sortof/partially <5 minutes Sortof/partially 5 minutes
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com No Non-Anycasted network Sortof/partially Use DNSPod for DNS
HTTP/2 Yes Yes
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Yes At customer request Unknown
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Unknown Yes Resend from origin, or compress on edge
tooltip Fetch compressed or uncompressed from origin (configurable)
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Yes HTTP and HTTPS Yes HTTP, HTTPS, match protocol
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Yes Configure specific other Host header
tooltip CDN can also forward client request Host header to origin
Yes Can be IP address or hostname
tooltip Can be same host as in client-to-CDN requests
Origin ShieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Yes Sortof/partially Custom implementation by Tencent DevOps team
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Extra costs Yes Cloud Object Storage with free tier. Upload in the portal or via API
Cache control - CDN caching Yes CDN can honor origin headers
tooltip Custom rules can be set by CDN support team
Yes Full and granular control
Cache control - client caching Yes Yes Full and granular control
Serve Stale CDN Guide: Serve StaleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Yes Sortof/partially Serve stale if origin sends 5xx
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Sortof/partially <3 minutes delay Sortof/partially 5 minutes
Purge - capabilities Sortof/partially Purge all, purge by directory Sortof/partially Purge all, purge by directory
Analytics Yes Yes Many metrics available in console and via API
Log files Sortof/partially Logs are daily or hourly Yes W3C formatted. Available for download in console and via API. Log roll period and delay depends on traffic volume.
API Sortof/partially Purge, analytics, billing. Not configuration Yes Purge, configuration, analytics, logs
HTTPS & Content Protection ChinaCache Tencent Cloud
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Sortof/partially Only for testing Yes
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Extra costs Yes SNI. First 20 DV certs are free. Wildcard allowed
tooltip TrustAsia is the Certificate Authority
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Extra costs Yes SNI and free. Wildcard allowed.
Token authentication Yes Yes 4 types of token/URL signing available
Geo blocking Yes Sortof/partially Not self-service, support is needed
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Yes Yes Based on Referrer or IP address
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content No No
IP white/blacklisting Yes Yes Console and API. Block/allow individual IPs and IP ranges

Support

Customer support ChinaCache Tencent Cloud
Documentation Sortof/partially Yes, but not public. Yes Good, extensive and public documentation
Humans Yes Different levels of support are available. Yes 24/7 support via the console. Multiple VIP support packages are available