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G-Core Labs versus StackPath

Easily compare G-Core Labs and StackPath 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 G-Core Labs StackPath
Short profile G-Core Labs is a global CDN with a strong POP map in Russia and CIS. They acquired SkyparkCDN in 2017. G-Core Labs is headquartered in Luxembourg, with offices in Moscow, Minsk and Perm. StackPath launched in 2016 and promises global, high performance content delivery + top notch security (integrated web application firewall and DDoS mitigation) while keeping things simple, transparent and affordable. StackPath is developer-friendly with 24/7/365 support and a fully-documented API.

Products

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

Network

Region G-Core Labs StackPath
North America 12 14
Latin America 6 2
Europe 12 8
Russia & CIS 27 0
Asia excl. China 5 5
China 0 0
Oceania 2 2
Middle-East 3 0
Africa 1 0

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration G-Core Labs StackPath
Minimum contract term Unknown One month
Minimum monthly costs $250 $10
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests None None
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred Unknown Unknown
NA/EU traffic (low volume) $0.05 per GB $0.03 per GB
APAC traffic (low volume) $0.05 per GB $0.03 per GB
LATAM traffic (low volume) $0.05 per GB $0.03 per GB

Features

  • Yes = Yes
  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Web acceleration G-Core Labs StackPath
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Yes Yes
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Yes ~30 seconds Yes Instant!
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
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
Origin ShieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Yes Currently in beta Yes
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Extra costs Yes
Cache control - CDN caching Sortof/partially Origin headers are inherited Yes Full and granular control with EdgeRules
Cache control - client caching Sortof/partially Origin headers are inherited Yes Full and granular control with EdgeRules
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 Sortof/partially A few minutes Yes Instant!
Purge - capabilities Yes Purge all, directory and file type Sortof/partially Purge all
Analytics Yes Many metrics, real-time updates Yes Real-time!
Log files Yes Real-time streaming of logs to your server (Syslog) Yes Only for larger volume plans
API Yes Purge, analytics, configuration Yes Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection G-Core Labs StackPath
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Yes Yes Free. SNI
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Yes Yes
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Yes Manage self in control panel Yes Free. SNI
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 G-Core Labs StackPath
Documentation Yes Yes, public Yes Yes, public
Humans Yes Phone, chat and email support is free and available 24/7 Yes 24/7 phone and email support included in all plans. Higher volume plans get a dedicated technical account manager