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Tencent Cloud versus AdvancedHosting

Easily compare Tencent Cloud 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 Tencent Cloud AdvancedHosting
Short profile Tencent Cloud is a leading global CDN that has resources distributed in 50+ countries and the highest service volume of all CDNs in Asia. It has a massive network with 1,100+ nodes in mainland China, extending beyond major ISPs to more than a dozen local providers. 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 Tencent Cloud AdvancedHosting
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Yes ECDN (Enterprise CDN) No
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Yes CDN Yes CDN for Static Content
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) Yes CDN Yes
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? Yes LVB (Live Video Broadcast ) Yes CDN for Video
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Yes VOD Yes CDN for Video
Image OptimizationAutomatic image transformation/compression/optimization No No
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain Yes DNSpod Yes Anycast DNS
WAFWeb Application Firewall Yes WAF No
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Yes Anti-DDoS Advanced
tooltip Anti-DDoS Pro also available
No
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs No No
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers Sortof/partially Serverless Cloud Function No

Network

Region Tencent Cloud AdvancedHosting
North America 11 9
Latin America 2 2
Europe 6 9
Russia & CIS 1 1
Asia excl. China 21 3
China 1100 0
Oceania 1 0
Middle-East 4 0
Africa 1 0

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration Tencent Cloud AdvancedHosting
Minimum contract term None None
Minimum monthly costs None $0.01
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests None None
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred None Yes
NA/EU traffic (low volume) $0.055 per GB $0.025 per GB or $0.5 per Mbps
APAC traffic (low volume) $0.081 - $0.12 per GB (varies per region) $0.025 per GB or $0.5 per Mbps
LATAM traffic (low volume) $0.12 per GB $0.025 per GB or $0.5 per Mbps

Features

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  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Web acceleration Tencent Cloud AdvancedHosting
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Yes Self-service, credit card required Yes
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Sortof/partially 5 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 Sortof/partially Use DNSPod for DNS No
HTTP/2 Yes Yes
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Unknown Yes
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Yes Resend from origin, or compress on edge
tooltip Fetch compressed or uncompressed from origin (configurable)
Sortof/partially Resend from origin only
tooltip Does not compress on the edge
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Yes HTTP, HTTPS, match protocol Yes HTTP and HTTPS
tooltip Video: only pull over HTTP
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Yes Can be IP address or hostname
tooltip Can be same host as in client-to-CDN requests
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 Sortof/partially Custom implementation by Tencent DevOps team Yes Free.
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Yes Cloud Object Storage with free tier. Upload in the portal or via API Extra costs $25/TB
Cache control - CDN caching Yes Full and granular control Yes Origin or CDN controlled
Cache control - client caching Yes Full and granular control Yes Origin or CDN controlled
Serve Stale CDN Guide: Serve StaleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Sortof/partially Serve stale if origin sends 5xx Yes
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Sortof/partially 5 minutes Sortof/partially A few minutes
Purge - capabilities Sortof/partially Purge all, purge by directory Yes Purge specific files, purge all (not for VideoCDN)
Analytics Yes Many metrics available in console and via API Sortof/partially Cache hit ratio and error rate not yet available
Log files Yes W3C formatted. Available for download in console and via API. Log roll period and delay depends on traffic volume. No Available on request (support ticket)
API Yes Purge, configuration, analytics, logs Yes Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection Tencent Cloud AdvancedHosting
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Yes Yes
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Yes SNI. First 20 DV certs are free. Wildcard allowed
tooltip TrustAsia is the Certificate Authority
Sortof/partially Let's Encrypt with auto-renewal. CDN handles all.
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Yes SNI and free. Wildcard allowed. Yes Can be an EV certificate. Free.
Token authentication Yes 4 types of token/URL signing available Yes Antihotlink protection
Geo blocking Sortof/partially Not self-service, support is needed Sortof/partially VideoCDN only
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Yes Based on Referrer or IP address Yes Set allow and/or block list.
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content No No
IP white/blacklisting Yes Console and API. Block/allow individual IPs and IP ranges Sortof/partially VideoCDN only

Support

Customer support Tencent Cloud AdvancedHosting
Documentation Yes Good, extensive and public documentation Sortof/partially API docs and VoD API docs
Humans Yes 24/7 support via the console. Multiple VIP support packages are available Yes Ticket system, Skype and email support is free.