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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

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Product Edgio ChinaCache
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Yes Delivery Yes Dynamic Content Acceleration
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Yes Delivery Yes Static Content Acceleration
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) Yes Delivery Yes Download Acceleration
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? Yes Streaming Yes Media Acceleration
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Yes Streaming Yes Media Acceleration
Image OptimizationAutomatic image transformation/compression/optimization Yes Dynamic Imaging No
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain Yes DNS Yes
WAFWeb Application Firewall Yes Security Yes
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Yes Security Yes
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs No No
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers Sortof/partially App Edge Unknown

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

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Web acceleration Edgio ChinaCache
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Sortof/partially Available through Microsoft Azure No
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Yes A few minutes Sortof/partially <5 minutes
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Yes Anycasted network (regional) No Non-Anycasted network
HTTP/2 Yes Yes
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Yes Yes At customer request
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Yes Resend from origin, or compress on edge Unknown
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Yes HTTP and HTTPS Yes HTTP and HTTPS
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Yes Configure specific other Host header Yes 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 Extra costs Single POP shield or multiple. Full control Yes
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Extra costs Origin Storage Extra costs
Cache control - CDN caching Yes Full and granular control Yes CDN can honor origin headers
tooltip Custom rules can be set by CDN support team
Cache control - client caching Yes Full and granular control Yes
Serve Stale CDN Guide: Serve StaleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Yes Yes
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Yes Purge Speed Sortof/partially <3 minutes delay
Purge - capabilities Yes Purge all, purge by directory, by file extension Sortof/partially Purge all, purge by directory
Analytics Yes Real-time, with many metrics in the UI Yes
Log files Yes < 60 seconds Sortof/partially Logs are daily or hourly
API Yes Purge, analytics, configuration Sortof/partially Purge, analytics, billing. Not configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection Edgio ChinaCache
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Yes Sortof/partially Only for testing
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Extra costs Non-SNI. Pricing is custom. Wildcard possible Extra costs
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Extra costs Pricing is custom Extra costs
Token authentication Yes Included as core feature Yes
Geo blocking Yes Included as core feature Yes
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Yes Included as core feature Yes
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Extra costs Supported via special configuration No
IP white/blacklisting Yes Included as core feature Yes

Support

Customer support Edgio ChinaCache
Documentation Yes Yes, public Sortof/partially Yes, but not public.
Humans Yes All customers get 24/7 email and phone support. Yes Different levels of support are available.