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EdgeNext versus ChinaCache

Easily compare EdgeNext and ChinaCache 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 EdgeNext ChinaCache
Short profile EdgeNext is a leading provider of edge cloud services specializing in China, APAC, MEA and global cloud delivery. As the only service provider with extensive POPs in China to be recognized by Gartner as possessing 'global' network capabilities, EdgeNext is one of the fastest-growing companies in the CDN space. 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.

Products

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

Network

How many POP locations do EdgeNext and ChinaCache have in different parts of the world?

Region EdgeNext ChinaCache
North America 29 8
Latin America 7 1
Europe 16 3
Russia & CIS 2 0
Asia excl. China 35 10
China 1100 400
Oceania 1 0
Middle-East 16 1
Africa 4 1

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration EdgeNext ChinaCache
Minimum contract term None for self-service customers 12 months
Minimum monthly costs None for self-service customers Unknown
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests None None
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred None 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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Web acceleration EdgeNext ChinaCache
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Self-service create account and configure account (EdgeNext to approve account)
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? <5 minutes <5 minutes
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Non-Anycasted network
HTTP/2
WebSockets
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? At customer request
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Resend from origin, or compress on edge
tooltip Fetch compressed or uncompressed from origin (configurable)
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
tooltip CDN can also forward client request Host header to origin
Origin ShieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP
Waiting RoomDuring peak traffic, route users to a virtual waiting room
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Upload in the portal or via API
Cache control - CDN caching Full and granular control CDN can honor origin headers
tooltip Custom rules can be set by CDN support team
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 Cache-Control extensions support
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Instant <3 minutes delay
Purge - capabilities Purge all, purge by directory, soft purge Purge all, purge by directory
Analytics Many metrics in the UI
Log files Available for download in Portal or via API. Format can be customized. Logs are daily or hourly
API Purge, configuration, analytics, logs Purge, analytics, billing. Not configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection EdgeNext ChinaCache
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Only for testing
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate SNI. Pricing is custom.
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Pricing is custom
Token authentication Not self-service, support is needed
Geo blocking Not self-service, support is needed
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Self-service
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Self-service
IP white/blacklisting Self-service

Support

Customer support EdgeNext ChinaCache
Documentation Good documentation but not public Yes, but not public.
Humans 24/7 email support and phone support. Multiple support packages are available Different levels of support are available.