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CloudFront versus Tencent Cloud

Easily compare CloudFront 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 CloudFront Tencent Cloud
Short profile CloudFront is the CDN of AWS (Amazon Web Services), the world's largest cloud services provider. CloudFront offers a mature set of content delivery products and has a big network of POPs on many continents. Solid documentation and APIs make CloudFront a developer-friendly CDN. 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 CloudFront Tencent Cloud
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Yes Dynamic Content Delivery Yes ECDN (Enterprise CDN)
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Yes Yes CDN
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) Yes Yes CDN
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? Yes Streaming Media Yes LVB (Live Video Broadcast )
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Yes Yes VOD
Image OptimizationAutomatic image transformation/compression/optimization No No
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain Yes AWS Route53 Yes DNSpod
WAFWeb Application Firewall Yes AWS WAF Yes WAF
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Yes AWS Shield 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 Yes Lambda@Edge Sortof/partially Serverless Cloud Function

Network

Region CloudFront Tencent Cloud
North America 24 11
Latin America 6 2
Europe 26 6
Russia & CIS 0 1
Asia excl. China 15 21
China 4 1100
Oceania 4 1
Middle-East 4 4
Africa 3 1

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration CloudFront Tencent Cloud
Minimum contract term None None
Minimum monthly costs None None
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests $0.0075 - $0.022 per 10k requests None
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred $0.02 - $0.16 per GB (free if origin is AWS) None
NA/EU traffic (low volume) $0.085 per GB $0.055 per GB
APAC traffic (low volume) $0.14 per GB (India: $0.17) $0.081 - $0.12 per GB (varies per region)
LATAM traffic (low volume) $0.11 per GB $0.12 per GB

Features

  • Yes = Yes
  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Web acceleration CloudFront Tencent Cloud
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Yes Yes Self-service, credit card required
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Sortof/partially ~10 minutes Sortof/partially 5 minutes
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Sortof/partially Only if used together with AWS Route53 Unknown
HTTP/2 Yes HTTP/2 announcement (Sep 2016) Yes
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Yes IPv6 support announcement (Oct 2016) Unknown
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Yes Resend from origin, or compress on edge
tooltip CloudFront can compress many content types on the edge and supports Brotli
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? Sortof/partially Can't configure specific other Host header 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 Extra costs Origin Shield docs Sortof/partially Custom implementation by Tencent DevOps team
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin No Yes Cloud Object Storage with free tier. Upload in the portal or via API
Cache control - CDN caching Unknown Yes Full and granular control
Cache control - client caching Unknown Yes Full and granular control
Serve Stale CDN Guide: Serve StaleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Yes No Cache-Control extensions support Sortof/partially Serve stale if origin sends 5xx
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Yes 1 minute or faster Sortof/partially 5 minutes
Purge - capabilities Sortof/partially Purge all and by directory/file type (wildcards) Sortof/partially Purge all, purge by directory
Analytics Yes Amazon CloudFront Reports & Analytics Yes Many metrics available in console and via API
Log files Sortof/partially Only delivered to S3
tooltip CloudFront delivers access logs for a distribution up to several times an hour
Yes W3C formatted. Available for download in console and via API. Log roll period and delay depends on traffic volume.
API Yes Purge, analytics, configuration Yes Purge, configuration, analytics, logs
HTTPS & Content Protection CloudFront Tencent Cloud
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Yes Free (not SNI) Unknown
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate No Yes SNI. First 20 DV certs are free. Wildcard allowed
tooltip TrustAsia is the Certificate Authority
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Yes Free (SNI) or $600/m for non-SNI Yes SNI and free. Wildcard allowed.
Token authentication Yes Serving Private Content through CloudFront Yes 4 types of token/URL signing available
Geo blocking Yes Restricting the Geographic Distribution of Your Content Sortof/partially Not self-service, support is needed
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Extra costs Use AWS WAF for Referer Checking Yes Based on Referrer or IP address
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content No No
IP white/blacklisting Extra costs Use AWS WAF to Block IP Addresses Yes Console and API. Block/allow individual IPs and IP ranges

Support

Customer support CloudFront Tencent Cloud
Documentation Yes Yes, public. API docs Yes Good, extensive and public documentation
Humans Extra costs Community support is free. Email and phone support (AWS Support) available at extra costs Yes 24/7 support via the console. Multiple VIP support packages are available