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Gcore versus CDNvideo

Easily compare Gcore and CDNvideo 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 CDNvideo
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. CDNvideo is a global CDN provider with a wide network of servers located on five continents and a part of Wangsu group owning the second largest CDN in the world (>86K servers + bandwidth of 42 TB/sec). Their specialties are live streaming, VoD, HTTP caching, transcoding and website acceleration. CDNvideo has developed an unlimited cloud storage and an HTML5 player enabling P2P streaming and 360-degree video demonstration.

Products

  • Yes = Yes
  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Unknown = Unknown
Product Gcore CDNvideo
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Yes Yes Acceleration of non-cacheable dynamic content
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Yes Yes Website acceleration
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) Yes Yes
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? Yes Live Streaming Yes Live Streaming
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Yes VoD Yes Video On Demand
Image OptimizationAutomatic image transformation/compression/optimization Sortof/partially Sortof/partially Image optim
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain Yes DNS Yes Managed cloud-based authoritative DNS
WAFWeb Application Firewall Yes WAF Yes Cloud WAF
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Yes DDoS Protection Sortof/partially Network and Application Anti-DDoS
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs No Yes White Label
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers No Sortof/partially K8S and Docker container orchestration

Network

Region Gcore CDNvideo
North America 15 13
Latin America 10 7
Europe 17 11
Russia & CIS 36 37
Asia excl. China 13 23
China 0 100
Oceania 2 4
Middle-East 10 8
Africa 3 7

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration Gcore CDNvideo
Minimum contract term None 1 month
Minimum monthly costs $25 $50
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 $0.05
APAC traffic (low volume) $0.025 per GB $0.05
LATAM traffic (low volume) $0.025 per GB $0.05

Features

  • Yes = Yes
  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Web acceleration Gcore CDNvideo
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Yes Yes 5 minutes
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Yes ~15 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 Custom solution (host your DNS zone ...) No Non-Anycasted network
HTTP/2 Yes Yes
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Yes Unknown
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Yes Resend from origin, or compress on edge Sortof/partially Resend from origin only
tooltip Does not compress on the edge
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Yes HTTP and HTTPS Yes HTTP and HTTPS.
tooltip IP address as origin is possible
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 Extra costs Upload via web interface. Storage costs apply
Cache control - CDN caching Yes Origin or CDN controlled Yes
Cache control - client caching Yes Origin or CDN controlled Yes
Serve Stale CDN Guide: Serve StaleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Yes Always Online Yes
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Sortof/partially Purge Speed Sortof/partially Purging takes a few minutes
Purge - capabilities Yes Purge all, directory, and by file type/pattern Sortof/partially Purge all but not purge by directory or tag or header
Analytics Yes Many metrics, real-time updates Sortof/partially 1-5 minutes delay
Log files Extra costs Export logs to your storage. Logs are exported at the end of each hour. Sortof/partially Download from the UI
tooltip Logs are ~ 30 minutes delayed
API Yes Purge, analytics, configuration Yes Purge, analytics and configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection Gcore CDNvideo
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Yes Yes Free
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate No Yes Free
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Yes Manage self in control panel Extra costs
Token authentication Yes Secure Token Yes
Geo blocking Yes Country Access Policy Yes
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Yes Referer Access Policy Yes
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content No Yes
IP white/blacklisting Yes IP Access Policy Yes

Support

Customer support Gcore CDNvideo
Documentation Yes Yes, public Sortof/partially Yes, the Starters Guide is available to the public
Humans Yes Phone, chat and email support is free and available 24/7 Yes All customers get 24/7 email, Skype and phone support