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Tencent Cloud versus CDNetworks

Easily compare Tencent Cloud and CDNetworks 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 CDNetworks
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. Founded in 2000, CDNetworks has been in the content delivery space longer than most other CDNs. CDNetworks always had, and still has, a strong focus on emerging markets like Brazil and Russia. CDNetworks has a wide range of content delivery/acceleration and security products.

Products

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  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
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  • Unknown = Unknown
Product Tencent Cloud CDNetworks
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Yes ECDN (Enterprise CDN) Yes Dynamic Web Acceleration
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Yes CDN Yes Content Acceleration
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 Media Acceleration
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Yes VOD Yes Media Acceleration
Image OptimizationAutomatic image transformation/compression/optimization No Yes Cloud Image Optimization
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain Yes DNSpod Yes Cloud DNS+
WAFWeb Application Firewall Yes WAF Yes Web Application Firewall
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Yes Anti-DDoS Advanced
tooltip Anti-DDoS Pro also available
Yes DDoS Mitigation
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs No No
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers Sortof/partially Serverless Cloud Function Yes Edge Computing Platform

Network

Region Tencent Cloud CDNetworks
North America 11 11
Latin America 2 7
Europe 6 13
Russia & CIS 1 17
Asia excl. China 21 20
China 1100 20
Oceania 1 1
Middle-East 4 9
Africa 1 4

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration Tencent Cloud CDNetworks
Minimum contract term None 12 months
Minimum monthly costs None Unknown
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests None Unknown
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred None Unknown
NA/EU traffic (low volume) $0.055 per GB Unknown
APAC traffic (low volume) $0.081 - $0.12 per GB (varies per region) Unknown
LATAM traffic (low volume) $0.12 per GB Unknown

Features

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  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Web acceleration Tencent Cloud CDNetworks
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Yes Self-service, credit card required No Can't sign up and get started. Must talk to sales.
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Sortof/partially 5 minutes Sortof/partially ~ 15 minutes
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 Non-Anycasted network
HTTP/2 Yes No
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Unknown Unknown
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)
Yes Resend from origin, or compress on edge
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Yes HTTP, HTTPS, match protocol Yes HTTP and HTTPS
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 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 Sortof/partially Custom implementation by Tencent DevOps team Extra costs Multiple POPs can act as shield
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
Cache control - CDN caching Yes Full and granular control Yes Full and granular control
Cache control - client caching Yes Full and granular control Yes Full and granular control
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 Completion time is 5 - 10 minutes
Purge - capabilities Sortof/partially Purge all, purge by directory Yes Purge all, purge by directory, by file extension
Analytics Yes Many metrics available in console and via API Yes
Log files Yes W3C formatted. Available for download in console and via API. Log roll period and delay depends on traffic volume. Yes
API Yes Purge, configuration, analytics, logs Yes Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection Tencent Cloud CDNetworks
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Yes No
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
Extra costs
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Yes SNI and free. Wildcard allowed. Extra costs
Token authentication Yes 4 types of token/URL signing available Yes
Geo blocking Sortof/partially Not self-service, support is needed Yes
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Yes Based on Referrer or IP address Yes
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content No Yes
IP white/blacklisting Yes Console and API. Block/allow individual IPs and IP ranges Yes

Support

Customer support Tencent Cloud CDNetworks
Documentation Yes Good, extensive and public documentation Sortof/partially Yes, but not public
Humans Yes 24/7 support via the console. Multiple VIP support packages are available Yes All customers get 24/7 email and phone support