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Medianova versus Gcore

Easily compare Medianova and Gcore 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 Gcore
Short profile Medianova has grown to become a global, established player with a strong presence in the Middle-East and Europe. Medianova uses modern technologies like their patent pending Dockerized CDN Platform, BBR, Brotli and Anycast and offers a wide range of content delivery solutions from their 50+ data centers. 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.

Products

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Product Medianova Gcore
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Yes Dynamic Site Acceleration Yes
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Yes Content Delivery and Optimization 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 Internet Live Streaming Yes Live Streaming
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Yes Video on Demand Yes VoD
Image OptimizationAutomatic image transformation/compression/optimization Yes Image Optimization Sortof/partially
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain No Yes DNS
WAFWeb Application Firewall Yes WAF Yes WAF
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Yes Yes DDoS Protection
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs Yes Private CDN No
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers No No

Network

Region Medianova Gcore
North America 9 15
Latin America 1 10
Europe 11 17
Russia & CIS 1 36
Asia excl. China 1 13
China 0 0
Oceania 0 2
Middle-East 7 10
Africa 1 3

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration Medianova Gcore
Minimum contract term 1 month None
Minimum monthly costs Varies by product and service $25
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests Unknown First 1 billion free, more cost $0.0075/million
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred Unknown Yes
NA/EU traffic (low volume) Confidential, market competitive $0.025 per GB
APAC traffic (low volume) Confidential, market competitive $0.025 per GB
LATAM traffic (low volume) Not applicable $0.025 per GB

Features

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  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Web acceleration Medianova Gcore
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Yes Yes
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Yes One to three minutes Yes ~15 minutes
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Yes Sortof/partially Custom solution (host your DNS zone ...)
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! 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 Can be different from origin host
Origin ShieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Yes Extra costs
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Yes FTP, SFTP, Rsync Unknown
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 Always Online
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Yes Instant. Purge all may take up to 1 minute Sortof/partially Purge Speed
Purge - capabilities Sortof/partially Purge file paths, purge all Yes Purge all, directory, and by file type/pattern
Analytics Yes Near real-time Yes Many metrics, real-time updates
Log files Yes Not by default, only on request Extra costs Export logs to your storage. Logs are exported at the end of each hour.
API Yes Purge, analytics, configuration, encoding Yes Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection Medianova Gcore
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 No
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Yes SNI Yes Manage self in control panel
Token authentication Yes Yes Secure Token
Geo blocking Yes Streaming Yes Country Access Policy
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Yes Streaming Yes Referer Access Policy
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content No No
IP white/blacklisting Yes Streaming Yes IP Access Policy

Support

Customer support Medianova Gcore
Documentation Yes Yes, public Yes Yes, public
Humans Yes All customers get 24/7 email support with 3 minutes response time and access to Technical Account Managers Yes Phone, chat and email support is free and available 24/7