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Medianova versus AdvancedHosting

Easily compare Medianova and AdvancedHosting 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 Medianova AdvancedHosting
Short profile Medianova is originally a Turkey CDN, but in the last few years has grown quickly to become a global player with a strong presence in Europe. Medianova uses modern technologies like their patent pending Dockerized CDN Platform, HTTP/2, BBR and Brotli. AdvancedHosting provides dedicated servers, cloud servers, cloud storage, CDN, AnycastDNS, DevOps as a Service and domain registration since 2002. The CDN has ~25 POPs on 4 continents, supporting delivery of video and static assets.

Products

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

Network

Region Medianova AdvancedHosting
North America 7 9
Latin America 1 2
Europe 13 9
Russia & CIS 1 1
Asia excl. China 2 3
China 0 0
Oceania 1 0
Middle-East 5 0
Africa 2 0

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration Medianova AdvancedHosting
Minimum contract term 12 months None
Minimum monthly costs Varies by product and service $0.01
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests Unknown None
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred Unknown Yes
NA/EU traffic (low volume) Confidential, market competitive $0.025 per GB or $0.5 per Mbps
APAC traffic (low volume) Confidential, market competitive $0.025 per GB or $0.5 per Mbps
LATAM traffic (low volume) Not applicable $0.025 per GB or $0.5 per Mbps

Features

  • Yes = Yes
  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Web acceleration Medianova AdvancedHosting
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Yes Yes
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Yes One to three minutes Sortof/partially 2 to 3 minutes (video takes longer)
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Yes No
HTTP/2 Yes Yes
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? No Yes
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Yes Compress on the fly. Brotli support! 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 Video: only pull over HTTP
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Yes Can be different from origin host Yes Can be different from origin host
tooltip Video: only origin Host
Origin ShieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Yes Yes Free.
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Yes FTP, SFTP, Rsync Extra costs $25/TB
Cache control - CDN caching Yes Yes Origin or CDN controlled
Cache control - client caching Yes Yes Origin or CDN controlled
Serve Stale CDN Guide: Serve StaleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Yes Cache-Control extensions support Yes
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Yes Instant. Purge all may take up to 1 minute Sortof/partially A few minutes
Purge - capabilities Sortof/partially Purge file paths, purge all Yes Purge specific files, purge all (not for VideoCDN)
Analytics Yes Near real-time Sortof/partially Cache hit ratio and error rate not yet available
Log files Yes Not by default, only on request No Available on request (support ticket)
API Yes Purge, analytics, configuration, encoding Yes Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection Medianova AdvancedHosting
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Yes Free (not SNI) Yes
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate No Sortof/partially Let's Encrypt with auto-renewal. CDN handles all.
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Yes SNI Yes Can be an EV certificate. Free.
Token authentication Yes Yes Antihotlink protection
Geo blocking Yes Streaming Sortof/partially VideoCDN only
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Yes Streaming Yes Set allow and/or block list.
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content No No
IP white/blacklisting Yes Streaming Sortof/partially VideoCDN only

Support

Customer support Medianova AdvancedHosting
Documentation Yes Yes, public Sortof/partially API docs and VoD API docs
Humans Yes All customers get 24/7 email support with 3 minutes response time and access to Technical Account Managers Yes Ticket system, Skype and email support is free.