Rackspace compared to ChinaCache

On this page you can find an overview of the features and pricing of Rackspace and ChinaCache. 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 Rackspace ChinaCache
PoPs 200 127
Purge All Fully supported Fully supported
Instant Purge Unknown Fully supported
Control panel Fully supported Fully supported
Origin Push Fully supported Not supported
Origin Pull Fully supported Fully supported
Origin Shield Not supported Unknown
GZIP Compression Fully supported Fully supported
Custom Rules Fully supported Unknown
HTTP/2 Protocol Not supported Not supported
SPDY Protocol Not supported Not supported
Raw Access Logs Fully supported Unknown
Real time statistics Unknown Unknown
Online signup Fully supported Not supported
API Purge, Statistics, Configuration Management Purge, Statistics, Configuration Management
Custom CNAMEs Unknown Fully supported
Shared SSL Certificates Fully supported Fully supported
Custom SSL Certificates Fully supported Additional costs
Wildcard SSL Certificates Fully supported Not supported
Support 24/7/365 Phone and Email support Email and Phone support
Video On Demand (VoD) Not supported Fully supported
RTMP Streaming Not supported Additional costs
Multiple CDNs Not supported Not supported
CDN balancing tech Not supported Not supported
Storage Additional costs Fully supported

Pricing Rackspace vs ChinaCache

Rackspace ChinaCache
Global flat fee N/A N/A
NA/EU Traffic (low volume) $0.10 per GB (EMEA) N/A
NA/EU Traffic (high volume) $0.02 per GB (EMEA, 5PB+) N/A
APAC Traffic $0.16 per GB, $0.019 (India) N/A
LATAM Traffic $0.27 per GB N/A
Extra costs 10,000 HTTP at requests $0.0075-$0.0165 (varies per region) 10,000 HTTPS requests at $0.01-$0.022 (varies per region) N/A

RACKSPACE Description

Texas-based cloud computing company Rackspace was founded in 1998 and is quite the household name. With their ‘Fanatical Support’ concept, the company distinguishes itself from its competitors by offering to focus on service and support rather than technology.

The core businesses of Rackspace are dedicated servers and cloud servers, though the company has a large portfolio with web services. Among others, the company offers website hosting, application migration, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Apps hosting, database and data analytics, email hosting and CDN services.

The company’s CDN is powered by Akamai, and Rackspace resells a custom map with 200 points-of-presence (PoPs):

  • 77 North American locations
  • 36 European locations
  • 73 Middle Eastern and APAC locations
  • 15 South American locations

Note that a limitation to the Rackspace CDN is that clients can only add up to 10 domains (resources) per service.

Rackspace offers a free web-based application called Rackspace Marketplace that enables clients to manage a variety of business applications in a single place. Some of the partnered apps in the Marketplace can also be purchased directly via Rackspace. Currently, the Rackspace Marketplace has integrations with:

CDNs

Other * New Relic * Cedexis * Neustar UltraDNS * Dynatrace * W3 Total Cache

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.

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