Skip to content

Gcore versus ChinaCache

Easily compare Gcore 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.

Gcore logo ChinaCache logo

Company

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

Network

Region Gcore ChinaCache
North America 15 8
Latin America 10 1
Europe 17 3
Russia & CIS 36 0
Asia excl. China 13 10
China 0 400
Oceania 2 0
Middle-East 10 1
Africa 3 1

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration Gcore ChinaCache
Minimum contract term None 12 months
Minimum monthly costs $25 Unknown
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 Unknown
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 ChinaCache
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Yes No
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 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 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
Cache control - CDN caching Yes Origin or CDN controlled Yes CDN can honor origin headers
tooltip Custom rules can be set by CDN support team
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 <3 minutes delay
Purge - capabilities Yes Purge all, directory, and by file type/pattern Sortof/partially Purge all, purge by directory
Analytics Yes Many metrics, real-time updates Yes
Log files Extra costs Export logs to your storage. Logs are exported at the end of each hour. Sortof/partially Logs are daily or hourly
API Yes Purge, analytics, configuration Sortof/partially Purge, analytics, billing. Not configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection Gcore 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 No Extra costs
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 No
IP white/blacklisting Yes IP Access Policy Yes

Support

Customer support Gcore ChinaCache
Documentation Yes Yes, public Sortof/partially Yes, but not public.
Humans Yes Phone, chat and email support is free and available 24/7 Yes Different levels of support are available.