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Medianova versus ChinaCache

Easily compare Medianova 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.

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Company

Company Medianova ChinaCache
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. 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

Product Medianova ChinaCache
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Available/supported Available/supported
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Available/supported Available/supported
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) Available/supported Available/supported
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? Available/supported Available/supported
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Available/supported Available/supported
Image OptimizationAutomatic image compression/optimization Available/supported Not available/supported
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain Not available/supported Available/supported
WAFWeb Application Firewall Not available/supported Available/supported
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Available/supported Available/supported
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs Available/supported Not available/supported

Network

Region Medianova ChinaCache
North America 6 8
Latin America 0 1
Europe 10 3
Russia & CIS 0 0
Asia, excl China 1 10
China 0 500
Oceania 1 0
Middle-East 4 1
Africa 0 1

Pricing

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

Features

Web acceleration Medianova ChinaCache
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Available/supported Not available/supported
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Available/supported One to three minutes Partially <5 minutes
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Available/supported Not available/supported Non-Anycasted network
HTTP/2 Available/supported Available/supported
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Not available/supported Available/supported At customer request
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Compress on the fly. Brotli support!
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Resend, or compress on edge
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Available/supported HTTP and HTTPS Available/supported HTTP and HTTPS
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Available/supported Can be different from origin host Available/supported 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 Available/supported Available/supported
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Available/supported FTP, SFTP, Rsync Extra costs
Cache control - CDN caching Available/supported Available/supported CDN can honor origin headers
tooltip Custom rules can be set by CDN support team
Cache control - client caching Available/supported Available/supported
Serve stale CDN Guide: Serve staleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Available/supported Cache-Control extensions support Available/supported
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Available/supported Instant. Purge all may take up to 1 minute Partially <3 minutes delay
Purge - capabilities Partially Purge file paths, purge all Partially Purge all, purge by directory
Analytics Available/supported Near real-time Available/supported
Log files Available/supported Not by default, only on request Partially Logs are daily or hourly
API Available/supported Purge, analytics, configuration, encoding Partially Purge, analytics, billing. Not configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection Medianova ChinaCache
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Available/supported Free (not SNI) Partially Only for testing
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Not available/supported Extra costs
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Available/supported SNI Extra costs
Token authentication Available/supported Available/supported
Geo blocking Available/supported Streaming Available/supported
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Available/supported Streaming Available/supported
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Not available/supported Not available/supported
IP white/blacklisting Available/supported Streaming Available/supported

Support

Customer support Medianova ChinaCache
Documentation Available/supported Yes, public Partially Yes, but not public.
Humans Available/supported All customers get 24/7 email support with 3 minutes response time and access to Technical Account Managers Available/supported Different levels of support are available.