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Gcore versus BaishanCloud

Easily compare Gcore and BaishanCloud 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 Gcore BaishanCloud
Short profile Gcore is a global CDN with a focus on gaming: "We expand the geographical presence of your game and speed up downloads for your players". Gcore is headquartered in Luxembourg and employs 400+ people. BaishanCloud is a leading provider of cloud data services in China and around the world. As the only service provider based in China to be recognized by Gartner as possessing 'global' network capabilities, BaishanCloud is one of the fastest growing companies in the CDN space.

Products

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

Network

Region Gcore BaishanCloud
North America 15 29
Latin America 10 7
Europe 17 16
Russia & CIS 36 1
Asia excl. China 13 31
China 0 800
Oceania 2 1
Middle-East 10 12
Africa 3 3

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration Gcore BaishanCloud
Minimum contract term None 12 months
Minimum monthly costs $25 $500/m
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests First 1 billion free, more cost $0.0075/million None
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred Yes None
NA/EU traffic (low volume) $0.025 per GB Unknown
APAC traffic (low volume) $0.025 per GB Unknown
LATAM traffic (low volume) $0.025 per GB Unknown

Features

  • Yes = Yes
  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Web acceleration Gcore BaishanCloud
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Yes No Performed by BaishanCloud's 24/7 support team
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Yes ~15 minutes Yes <5 minutes
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Sortof/partially Custom solution (host your DNS zone ...) No
HTTP/2 Yes Yes
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Yes Yes
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Yes Resend from origin, or compress on edge 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 and HTTPS
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Yes Can be different from origin host 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 Yes
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Unknown Yes Upload in the portal or via API
Cache control - CDN caching Yes Origin or CDN controlled Yes Full and granular control
Cache control - client caching Yes Origin or CDN controlled Yes Full and granular control
Serve Stale CDN Guide: Serve StaleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Yes Always Online Yes Cache-Control extensions support
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Sortof/partially Purge Speed Yes Instantly (<1 second)
Purge - capabilities Yes Purge all, directory, and by file type/pattern Yes Purge all, purge by directory, soft purge
Analytics Yes Many metrics, real-time updates Yes Many metrics in the UI
Log files Extra costs Export logs to your storage. Logs are exported at the end of each hour. Yes Available for download in Portal or via API. Format can be customized.
API Yes Purge, analytics, configuration Yes Purge, configuration, analytics, logs
HTTPS & Content Protection Gcore BaishanCloud
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Yes No
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate No Extra costs SNI. Pricing is custom.
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Yes Manage self in control panel Extra costs Pricing is custom
Token authentication Yes Secure Token Yes Not self-service, support is needed
Geo blocking Yes Country Access Policy Yes Not self-service, support is needed
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Yes Referer Access Policy Yes Self-service
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content No Yes Self-service
IP white/blacklisting Yes IP Access Policy Yes Self-service

Support

Customer support Gcore BaishanCloud
Documentation Yes Yes, public Sortof/partially Good documentation but not public
Humans Yes Phone, chat and email support is free and available 24/7 Yes 24/7 email support and phone support. Multiple support packages are available