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Tencent Cloud versus CloudFront

Easily compare Tencent Cloud and CloudFront 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 CloudFront
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. CloudFront is the CDN of AWS (Amazon Web Services), the world's largest cloud services provider. CloudFront offers a mature set of content delivery products and has a big network of POPs on many continents. Solid documentation and APIs make CloudFront a developer-friendly CDN.

Products

  • Yes = Yes
  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Unknown = Unknown
Product Tencent Cloud CloudFront
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Yes ECDN (Enterprise CDN) Yes Dynamic Content Delivery
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Yes CDN Yes
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 Streaming Media
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Yes VOD Yes
Image OptimizationAutomatic image transformation/compression/optimization No No
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain Yes DNSpod Yes AWS Route53
WAFWeb Application Firewall Yes WAF Yes AWS WAF
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Yes Anti-DDoS Advanced
tooltip Anti-DDoS Pro also available
Yes AWS Shield
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs No No
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers Sortof/partially Serverless Cloud Function Yes Lambda@Edge

Network

Region Tencent Cloud CloudFront
North America 11 24
Latin America 2 6
Europe 6 26
Russia & CIS 1 0
Asia excl. China 21 15
China 1100 4
Oceania 1 4
Middle-East 4 4
Africa 1 3

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration Tencent Cloud CloudFront
Minimum contract term None None
Minimum monthly costs None None
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests None $0.0075 - $0.022 per 10k requests
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred None $0.02 - $0.16 per GB (free if origin is AWS)
NA/EU traffic (low volume) $0.055 per GB $0.085 per GB
APAC traffic (low volume) $0.081 - $0.12 per GB (varies per region) $0.14 per GB (India: $0.17)
LATAM traffic (low volume) $0.12 per GB $0.11 per GB

Features

  • Yes = Yes
  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Web acceleration Tencent Cloud CloudFront
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 ~10 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 Sortof/partially Only if used together with AWS Route53
HTTP/2 Yes Yes HTTP/2 announcement (Sep 2016)
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Unknown Yes IPv6 support announcement (Oct 2016)
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
tooltip CloudFront can compress many content types on the edge and supports Brotli
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
Sortof/partially Can't configure specific other Host header
Origin ShieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Sortof/partially Custom implementation by Tencent DevOps team Extra costs Origin Shield docs
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Yes Cloud Object Storage with free tier. Upload in the portal or via API No
Cache control - CDN caching Yes Full and granular control Unknown
Cache control - client caching Yes Full and granular control Unknown
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 No Cache-Control extensions support
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Sortof/partially 5 minutes Yes 1 minute or faster
Purge - capabilities Sortof/partially Purge all, purge by directory Sortof/partially Purge all and by directory/file type (wildcards)
Analytics Yes Many metrics available in console and via API Yes Amazon CloudFront Reports & Analytics
Log files Yes W3C formatted. Available for download in console and via API. Log roll period and delay depends on traffic volume. Sortof/partially Only delivered to S3
tooltip CloudFront delivers access logs for a distribution up to several times an hour
API Yes Purge, configuration, analytics, logs Yes Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection Tencent Cloud CloudFront
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Yes Yes Free (not SNI)
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
No
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Yes SNI and free. Wildcard allowed. Yes Free (SNI) or $600/m for non-SNI
Token authentication Yes 4 types of token/URL signing available Yes Serving Private Content through CloudFront
Geo blocking Sortof/partially Not self-service, support is needed Yes Restricting the Geographic Distribution of Your Content
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Yes Based on Referrer or IP address Extra costs Use AWS WAF for Referer Checking
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 Extra costs Use AWS WAF to Block IP Addresses

Support

Customer support Tencent Cloud CloudFront
Documentation Yes Good, extensive and public documentation Yes Yes, public. API docs
Humans Yes 24/7 support via the console. Multiple VIP support packages are available Extra costs Community support is free. Email and phone support (AWS Support) available at extra costs