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SwiftServe versus ChinaCache

Easily compare SwiftServe 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 SwiftServe ChinaCache
Short profile SwiftServe CDN, operated by Conversant, has a strong POP presence in Asia and especially Indonesia. Their services include web acceleration, file download optimisation, video on demand (VoD) and live streaming. Conversant operates the largest CDN Federation in Asia. 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 SwiftServe ChinaCache
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Partially 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 Not 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. Not available/supported Available/supported
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs Available/supported Not available/supported

Network

Region SwiftServe ChinaCache
North America 2 8
Latin America 0 1
Europe 1 3
Russia & CIS 0 0
Asia, excl China 20 10
China 1 500
Oceania 0 0
Middle-East 0 1
Africa 1 1

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration SwiftServe ChinaCache
Minimum contract term 12 months 12 months
Minimum monthly costs Unknown Unknown
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests None None
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred None Unknown
NA/EU traffic (low volume) Unknown Unknown
APAC traffic (low volume) Unknown Unknown
LATAM traffic (low volume) Unknown Unknown

Features

Web acceleration SwiftServe ChinaCache
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Not available/supported Not available/supported
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Partially 15 minutes Partially <5 minutes
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Not available/supported Not available/supported Non-Anycasted network
HTTP/2 Not 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 Resend from origin or compress on edge 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? Partially Can't configure specific other Host header 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 Not available/supported Available/supported
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Partially FTP or upload in portal. Storage costs apply Extra costs
Cache control - CDN caching Available/supported Set override caching rules. Per file type. 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 Not available/supported Available/supported
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Available/supported Up to 15 minutes Partially <3 minutes delay
Purge - capabilities Partially Purge file, all and by directory Partially Purge all, purge by directory
Analytics Partially Updated daily or hourly (premium)
tooltip No metrics per config/zone
Available/supported
Log files Extra costs Logs are daily Partially Logs are daily or hourly
API Available/supported Purge, analytics, configuration Partially Purge, analytics, billing. Not configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection SwiftServe ChinaCache
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Not available/supported Partially Only for testing
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Extra costs Extra costs
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Not available/supported Extra costs
Token authentication Available/supported Available/supported
Geo blocking Available/supported Available/supported
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Not available/supported Available/supported
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Not available/supported Not available/supported
IP white/blacklisting Available/supported Available/supported

Support

Customer support SwiftServe ChinaCache
Documentation Partially Yes, but not public Partially Yes, but not public.
Humans Available/supported All customers get email support. 24/7 phone support is available (costs extra) Available/supported Different levels of support are available.