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Tencent Cloud versus G-Core Labs

Easily compare Tencent Cloud and G-Core Labs 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 G-Core Labs
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. G-Core Labs is a global CDN with a strong POP map in Russia and CIS. They acquired SkyparkCDN in 2017. G-Core Labs is headquartered in Luxembourg, with offices in Moscow, Minsk and Perm.

Products

  • Yes = Yes
  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Unknown = Unknown
Product Tencent Cloud G-Core Labs
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Yes ECDN (Enterprise CDN) Unknown
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 Live Streaming
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Yes VOD Yes VoD
Image OptimizationAutomatic image transformation/compression/optimization No No
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain Yes DNSpod Yes DNS
WAFWeb Application Firewall Yes WAF Yes WAF
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Yes Anti-DDoS Advanced
tooltip Anti-DDoS Pro also available
Yes DDoS Protection
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 G-Core Labs
North America 11 12
Latin America 2 7
Europe 6 16
Russia & CIS 1 30
Asia excl. China 21 8
China 1100 0
Oceania 1 2
Middle-East 4 3
Africa 1 1

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration Tencent Cloud G-Core Labs
Minimum contract term None None
Minimum monthly costs None $25
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests None First 1 billion free, more cost $0.0075/million
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred None Yes
NA/EU traffic (low volume) $0.045 per GB $0.025 per GB
APAC traffic (low volume) $0.067 - $0.09 per GB (varies per region) $0.025 per GB
LATAM traffic (low volume) $0.11 per GB $0.025 per GB

Features

  • Yes = Yes
  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Web acceleration Tencent Cloud G-Core Labs
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 Yes ~30 seconds
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 Custom solution (host your DNS zone ...)
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)
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 Can be different from origin host
Origin ShieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Sortof/partially Custom implementation by Tencent DevOps team Extra costs
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Yes Cloud Object Storage with free tier. Upload in the portal or via API Unknown
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 Always Online
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 all, directory, and by file type/pattern
Analytics Yes Many metrics available in console and via API Yes Many metrics, real-time updates
Log files Yes W3C formatted. Available for download in console and via API. Log roll period and delay depends on traffic volume. Extra costs Real-time streaming of logs to your server (S3 or FTP)
API Yes Purge, configuration, analytics, logs Yes Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection Tencent Cloud G-Core Labs
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
No
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Yes SNI and free. Wildcard allowed. Yes Manage self in control panel
Token authentication Yes 4 types of token/URL signing available Yes Secure Token
Geo blocking Sortof/partially Not self-service, support is needed Yes Country Access Policy
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Yes Based on Referrer or IP address Yes Referer Access Policy
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 IP Access Policy

Support

Customer support Tencent Cloud G-Core Labs
Documentation Yes Good, extensive and public documentation Yes Yes, public
Humans Yes 24/7 support via the console. Multiple VIP support packages are available Yes Phone, chat and email support is free and available 24/7