ChinaNetCenter compared to Amazon CloudFront

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

Fully supported Partially supported Additional costs Not supported Unknown
Features ChinaNetCenter Amazon CloudFront
PoPs 560+ 41
Purge All Unknown Not supported
Instant Purge Unknown Not supported
Control panel Fully supported Fully supported
Origin Push Not supported Partially supported
Origin Pull Fully supported Fully supported
Origin Shield Not supported Not supported
GZIP Compression Fully supported Fully supported
Custom Rules Not supported Partially supported
HTTP/2 Protocol Not supported Fully supported
SPDY Protocol Not supported Not supported
Raw Access Logs Unknown Fully supported
Real time statistics Fully supported Not supported
Online signup Not supported Fully supported
API Unknown Purge, Statistics, Configuration Management
Custom CNAMEs Unknown Fully supported
Shared SSL Certificates Unknown Fully supported
Custom SSL Certificates Unknown Partially supported
Wildcard SSL Certificates Unknown Partially supported
Support 247 ‘real-time’ support Phone and Email support (extra charge), Community Forum (free)
Video On Demand (VoD) Fully supported Additional costs
RTMP Streaming Fully supported Additional costs
Multiple CDNs Not supported Not supported
CDN balancing tech Not supported Not supported
Storage Additional costs Additional costs

Pricing ChinaNetCenter vs Amazon CloudFront

ChinaNetCenter Amazon CloudFront
Global flat fee N/A N/A
NA/EU Traffic (low volume) N/A $0.085 per GB
NA/EU Traffic (high volume) N/A $0.040 per GB (350TB+)
APAC Traffic N/A $0.140 - $0.170 per GB
LATAM Traffic N/A $0.250 per GB
Extra costs N/A
  • $0.0075 per 10,000 HTTP Requests (US)
  • $0.0100 per 10,000 HTTPS Requests (US)
  • $0.0090 per 10,000 HTTP Requests (EU/RoW ex. SA)
  • $0.0120 per 10,000 HTTPS Requests (EU/RoW ex. SA & AU)
  • $0.0160 per 10,000 HTTP Requests (SA)
  • $0.0220 per 10,000 HTTPS Requests (SA)
  • $0.0125 per 10,000 HTTPS Requests (AU)
  • $0.005 per file invalidation (purge) request (first 1000 per month are free)

CHINANETCENTER Description

ChinaNetCenter is one of the leading Chinese Internet service platform providers that offers both coverage of mainland China and in the rest of the world. ChinaNetCenter was founded in 2000 and was listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange in 2009. Its US subsidiary MileWEB was set up in 2012 and tasked with globalising ChinaNetCenter’s CDN services. Global sales operations followed in 2014 and MileWEB was renamed to Quantil.

The company has over 500 ‘CDN nodes’ in mainland China, covering all the major cities. Another 60 of these CDN nodes, what we assume are PoPs, are located in Europe and the United States. Next to CDN services, ChinaNetCenter offers server hosting and rental.

Features or products offered by ChinaNetCenter include the usual, such as download delivery, site acceleration, mobile acceleration and media streaming.

Notable customers of the company are, or have been Sony, Ogilvy, HTC, Baidu, Tencent, Ebay, Lenovo, Perfect World, Taobao and Peugeot.

Note that international businesses require an Internet Content Provider (ICP) license to operate their site from China. Most Chinese CDN providers such as ChinaNetCenter and Quantil offer support to clients applying for the ICP license. Mind that without a license, Chinese ISPs are required to restrict access to the website.

AMAZON CLOUDFRONT Description

Cloudfront is a CDN by Amazon, which can be used on a stand-alone basis, or in combination with other Amazon web products.

The CDN integrates very well with Amazon Web Services (AWS), and is often used in combination with their storage solution Amazon S3.

Amazon Cloudfront offers on-demand, no-commitment pricing plans which can be found on their website. The pricing overview of Cloudfront is slightly complex; customers should be aware that the unit prices for bandwidth and requests differ per region.

Current customers of Cloudfront are not published, but CDN Overview has located a few such as: NHL and Nasty Gal. We’ll be updating the list as we find more.

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