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StackPath versus Gcore

Easily compare StackPath 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 StackPath Gcore
Short profile 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. 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

  • Yes = Yes
  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Unknown = Unknown
Product StackPath Gcore
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Sortof/partially Yes
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? Sortof/partially Yes Live Streaming
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Yes Yes VoD
Image OptimizationAutomatic image transformation/compression/optimization No Sortof/partially
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain Yes Managed DNS Yes DNS
WAFWeb Application Firewall Yes Web Application Firewall Yes WAF
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Yes DDoS Mitigation Yes DDoS Protection
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs Sortof/partially Coming soon No
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers Yes Edge Compute No

Network

Region StackPath Gcore
North America 14 15
Latin America 2 10
Europe 8 17
Russia & CIS 0 36
Asia excl. China 5 13
China 0 0
Oceania 2 2
Middle-East 0 10
Africa 0 3

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration StackPath Gcore
Minimum contract term One month None
Minimum monthly costs $10 $25
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests None 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) $0.03 per GB $0.025 per GB
APAC traffic (low volume) $0.03 per GB $0.025 per GB
LATAM traffic (low volume) $0.03 per GB $0.025 per GB

Features

  • Yes = Yes
  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Web acceleration StackPath Gcore
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Yes Yes
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Yes Instant! Yes ~15 minutes
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com No Sortof/partially Custom solution (host your DNS zone ...)
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 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 Unknown
Cache control - CDN caching Yes Full and granular control with EdgeRules Yes Origin or CDN controlled
Cache control - client caching Yes Full and granular control with EdgeRules Yes Origin or CDN controlled
Serve Stale CDN Guide: Serve StaleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Yes Yes Always Online
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Yes Instant! Sortof/partially Purge Speed
Purge - capabilities Sortof/partially Purge all Yes Purge all, directory, and by file type/pattern
Analytics Yes Real-time! Yes Many metrics, real-time updates
Log files Yes Only for larger volume plans Extra costs Export logs to your storage. Logs are exported at the end of each hour.
API Yes Purge, analytics, configuration Yes Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection StackPath Gcore
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Yes Free. SNI Yes
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Yes No
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Yes Free. SNI Yes Manage self in control panel
Token authentication Yes Yes Secure Token
Geo blocking Yes Yes Country Access Policy
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Yes Yes Referer Access Policy
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Yes No
IP white/blacklisting Yes Yes IP Access Policy

Support

Customer support StackPath Gcore
Documentation Yes Yes, public Yes Yes, public
Humans Yes 24/7 phone and email support included in all plans. Higher volume plans get a dedicated technical account manager Yes Phone, chat and email support is free and available 24/7