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Edgio versus ChinaCache

Easily compare Edgio 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 Edgio ChinaCache
Short profile 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. 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

Yes
Sort of/partially
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Extra costs
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Product Edgio ChinaCache
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Delivery Dynamic Content Acceleration
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Delivery Static Content Acceleration
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) 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 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 Edgio ChinaCache
North America 18 8
Latin America 12 1
Europe 15 3
Russia & CIS 0 0
Asia excl. China 12 10
China 100 400
Oceania 3 0
Middle-East 3 1
Africa 2 1

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration Edgio ChinaCache
Minimum contract term Unknown 12 months
Minimum monthly costs Unknown Unknown
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests Unknown None
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

Yes
Sort of/partially
No
Extra costs
Unknown
Web acceleration Edgio ChinaCache
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Available through Microsoft Azure
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? A few minutes <5 minutes
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Anycasted network (regional) Non-Anycasted network
HTTP/2
WebSockets WebSockets docs
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 Unknown
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 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 Single POP shield or multiple. Full control
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Origin Storage
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
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Purge Speed <3 minutes delay
Purge - capabilities Purge all, purge by directory, by file extension Purge all, purge by directory
Analytics Real-time, with many metrics in the UI
Log files < 60 seconds Logs are daily or hourly
API Purge, analytics, configuration Purge, analytics, billing. Not configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection Edgio ChinaCache
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 Edgio ChinaCache
Documentation Yes, public Yes, but not public.
Humans All customers get 24/7 email and phone support. Different levels of support are available.