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G-Core Labs versus Tencent Cloud

Easily compare G-Core Labs and Tencent Cloud 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 Tencent Cloud
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. Tencent Cloud is a leading global CDN that has resources distributed in 50+ countries and the highest service volume of all CDNs in Asia. It has a massive network with 1,100+ nodes in mainland China, extending beyond major ISPs to more than a dozen local providers.

Products

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

Network

Region G-Core Labs Tencent Cloud
North America 12 11
Latin America 6 2
Europe 12 6
Russia & CIS 27 1
Asia excl. China 5 21
China 0 1100
Oceania 2 1
Middle-East 3 4
Africa 1 1

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration G-Core Labs Tencent Cloud
Minimum contract term None None
Minimum monthly costs $25 None
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 $0.045 per GB
APAC traffic (low volume) $0.025 per GB $0.067 - $0.09 per GB (varies per region)
LATAM traffic (low volume) $0.025 per GB $0.11 per GB

Features

  • Yes = Yes
  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Web acceleration G-Core Labs Tencent Cloud
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Yes Yes Self-service, credit card required
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Yes ~30 seconds 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 ...) Sortof/partially Use DNSPod for DNS
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 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, HTTPS, match protocol
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Yes Can be different from origin host Yes Can be IP address or hostname
tooltip Can be same host as in client-to-CDN requests
Origin ShieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Extra costs Sortof/partially Custom implementation by Tencent DevOps team
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Unknown Yes Cloud Object Storage with free tier. 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 Sortof/partially Serve stale if origin sends 5xx
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Sortof/partially A few minutes Sortof/partially 5 minutes
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 Many metrics available in console and via API
Log files Extra costs Real-time streaming of logs to your server (S3 or FTP) Yes W3C formatted. Available for download in console and via API. Log roll period and delay depends on traffic volume.
API Yes Purge, analytics, configuration Yes Purge, configuration, analytics, logs
HTTPS & Content Protection G-Core Labs Tencent Cloud
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Yes Yes
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate No Yes SNI. First 20 DV certs are free. Wildcard allowed
tooltip TrustAsia is the Certificate Authority
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Yes Manage self in control panel Yes SNI and free. Wildcard allowed.
Token authentication Yes Secure Token Yes 4 types of token/URL signing available
Geo blocking Yes Country Access Policy Sortof/partially Not self-service, support is needed
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Yes Referer Access Policy Yes Based on Referrer or IP address
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content No No
IP white/blacklisting Yes IP Access Policy Yes Console and API. Block/allow individual IPs and IP ranges

Support

Customer support G-Core Labs Tencent Cloud
Documentation Yes Yes, public Yes Good, extensive and public documentation
Humans Yes Phone, chat and email support is free and available 24/7 Yes 24/7 support via the console. Multiple VIP support packages are available