ChinaCache compared to Cloudflare

On this page you can find an overview of the features and pricing of ChinaCache and Cloudflare. We hope this helps you compare these two Content Delivery Networks. You can find additional tips that help you select the right CDN here.

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Fully supported Partially supported Additional costs Not supported Unknown
Features ChinaCache Cloudflare
PoPs 127 71
Purge All Fully supported Fully supported
Instant Purge Fully supported Fully supported
Control panel Fully supported Fully supported
Origin Push Not supported Not supported
Origin Pull Fully supported Fully supported
Origin Shield Unknown Additional costs
GZIP Compression Fully supported Fully supported
Custom Rules Unknown Fully supported
HTTP/2 Protocol Not supported Fully supported
SPDY Protocol Not supported Fully supported
Raw Access Logs Unknown Additional costs
Real time statistics Unknown Additional costs
Online signup Not supported Fully supported
API Purge, Statistics, Configuration Management Purge, Statistics, Configuration Management
Custom CNAMEs Fully supported Additional costs
Shared SSL Certificates Fully supported Fully supported
Custom SSL Certificates Additional costs Additional costs
Wildcard SSL Certificates Not supported Not supported
Support Email and Phone support Email support (free), Phone support (Paid)
Video On Demand (VoD) Fully supported Not supported
RTMP Streaming Additional costs Not supported
Multiple CDNs Not supported Not supported
CDN balancing tech Not supported Not supported
Storage Fully supported Not supported

Pricing ChinaCache vs Cloudflare

ChinaCache Cloudflare
Global flat fee N/A N/A
NA/EU Traffic (low volume) N/A N/A
NA/EU Traffic (high volume) N/A N/A
APAC Traffic N/A N/A
LATAM Traffic N/A N/A
Extra costs N/A N/A

CHINACACHE Description

Founded in 1998, ChinaCache is one of the earliest CDN providers in China. The company has a large coverage of mainland China, with additional points-of-presence (PoPs) in the rest of the world. The CDN services of ChinaCache are exploited through different divisions, such as NovaCDN and Webluker.

ChinaCache has a 120 points of presence (PoPs) in mainland China, in all major cities and regions of the country. They service well-known brands such as Big Fish Games, Uber, LinkedIn, Coach, Intel and Adobe.

Businesses operating their website in China require an Internet Content Provider (ICP) license. While not mandatory, Chinese Internet Service Providers are required to restrict access to sites without such a license. ChinaCache provides business with support to obtain an ICP license.

ChinaCache has offices in Hong Kong, Beijing, London and the US.

CLOUDFLARE Description

Not to be confused with Amazon Cloudfront, CloudFlare is a San Francisco-based CDN provider founded in 2009.

The company offers a Free plan, which includes a CloudFlare issued SSL certificate. The features included in the Free plan are basic; more become available to Pro, Business and Enterprise customers.

CloudFlare, together with Akamai, Fastly, Highwinds, Level3 and EdgeCast, is part of the Google Cloud Platform CDN Interconnect program. As part of the collaboration, 30 CloudFlare points-of-presence (PoPs) are directly connected to the Google Cloud infrastructure. When a content request comes in from a Google Cloud origin it will route directly through the interconnect between both parties rather than through the public Internet. As a result, latency is reduced for origin requests. Clients using Google Cloud also receive a discount to their egress traffic.

CloudFlare serves, and has served notable brands such as Reddit, Ello, Cisco, Zendesk, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, OkCupid and eHarmony.

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