|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||Fully supported|
|GZIP Compression||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Custom Rules||Unknown||Fully supported|
|HTTP/2 Protocol||Not supported||Fully supported|
|SPDY Protocol||Not supported||Not supported|
|Raw Access Logs||Unknown||Fully supported|
|Real time statistics||Unknown||Fully supported|
|Online signup||Not supported||Fully supported|
|API||Purge, Statistics, Configuration Management||Purge, Statistics, Configuration Management|
|Custom CNAMEs||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Shared SSL Certificates||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Custom SSL Certificates||Additional costs||Fully supported|
|Wildcard SSL Certificates||Not supported||Fully supported|
|Support||Email and Phone support||Slack, IRC and Email support 24/7/365. Plus Community Forum|
|Video On Demand (VoD)||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|RTMP Streaming||Additional costs||Fully supported|
|Multiple CDNs||Not supported||Not supported|
|CDN balancing tech||Not supported||Not supported|
|Storage||Fully supported||Not supported|
|Global flat fee||N/A||N/A|
|NA/EU Traffic (low volume)||N/A||$0.12 per GB|
|NA/EU Traffic (high volume)||N/A||$0.08 per GB (10TB+)|
|Extra costs||N/A||$0.0075 - $0.0160 per 10,000 Requests (region dependent pricing)|
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.
Founded in 2011, Fastly is a relatively new player in the CDN market. As of 2015, the company has raised $130 million from investors Battery Ventures, IDG Ventures, August Capital, O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, Amplify Partners and ICONIQ Capital.
Self-proclaimed ‘new generation CDN service’, Fastly offers a full-SSD network and PoPs in North America, Brazil, Europe, APAC and Australia & New Zealand. Their Fastly Cloud Accelerator partnership with Google allows Fastly clients to connect directly to the Google Cloud backbone, and configure a Fastly origin shield in front of their GCE storage bucket. The partnership might be considered a way for both parties to compete with Amazon Web Services (AWS), and their S3 storage solution and Cloudfront CDN service. Other CDN providers participating in the Google Cloud Platform CDN Interconnect program are EdgeCast, Highwinds, Level3, Akamai and CloudFlare.
Fastly uses web application accelerator Varnish, and allows clients to upload their custom VCL (Varnish Configuration Language) to the Fastly platform. Currently, there is one alternative to Fastly when it comes to uploading custom VCLs, and that is ‘developer CDN’ section.io.
On-boarding with Fastly is quick & easy and can be done without intervention a sales representative. Their extensive API-tools include purging, stats and config management. For an overview of Fastly’s features, check out the table below or make comparisons with other CDN providers.