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Tencent Cloud versus ChinaCache

Easily compare Tencent Cloud 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 Tencent Cloud ChinaCache
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 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

  • Yes = Yes
  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Unknown = Unknown
Product Tencent Cloud ChinaCache
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Yes ECDN (Enterprise CDN) Yes Dynamic Content Acceleration
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Yes CDN Yes Static Content Acceleration
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) Yes CDN Yes Download Acceleration
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 No
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain Yes DNSpod Yes
WAFWeb Application Firewall Yes WAF Yes
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Yes Anti-DDoS Advanced
tooltip Anti-DDoS Pro also available
Yes
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs No No
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers Sortof/partially Serverless Cloud Function Unknown

Network

Region Tencent Cloud ChinaCache
North America 11 8
Latin America 2 1
Europe 6 3
Russia & CIS 1 0
Asia excl. China 21 10
China 1100 400
Oceania 1 0
Middle-East 4 1
Africa 1 1

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration Tencent Cloud ChinaCache
Minimum contract term None 12 months
Minimum monthly costs None 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) $0.045 per GB Unknown
APAC traffic (low volume) $0.067 - $0.09 per GB (varies per region) Unknown
LATAM traffic (low volume) $0.11 per GB Unknown

Features

  • Yes = Yes
  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Web acceleration Tencent Cloud ChinaCache
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Yes Self-service, credit card required No
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Sortof/partially 5 minutes Sortof/partially <5 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 Yes
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Unknown Yes At customer request
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)
Unknown
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 Yes
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 CDN can honor origin headers
tooltip Custom rules can be set by CDN support team
Cache control - client caching Yes Full and granular control Yes
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 <3 minutes delay
Purge - capabilities Sortof/partially Purge all, purge by directory Sortof/partially Purge all, purge by directory
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. Sortof/partially Logs are daily or hourly
API Yes Purge, configuration, analytics, logs Sortof/partially Purge, analytics, billing. Not configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection Tencent Cloud ChinaCache
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Yes Sortof/partially Only for testing
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 No
IP white/blacklisting Yes Console and API. Block/allow individual IPs and IP ranges Yes

Support

Customer support Tencent Cloud ChinaCache
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 Different levels of support are available.