Comparison of the Internap and Level3 CDNs

In the tables below you can easily compare Internap and Level3 for POP locations, pricing and features & support. We hope this helps you better understand the similarities and differences between these Content Delivery Networks.

POP locations Internap Level3
POPs in North-America Not Available 27HelpAtlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Herndon, Houston, Miami, McLean, Minneapolis, New York, Newark, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Raleigh, San Francisco, San Jose, Saint Louis, Seattle, Sunnyvale, Tampa, Tustin, Washington, D.C., Montreal, Toronto
POPs in Europe Not Available 21HelpAmsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Birmingham (UK), Brussels, Bucharest, Copenhagen, Dusseldorf, Dublin, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Helsinki, Leeds (UK), London, Madrid, Marseille (France), Milan, Paris, Sofia (Bulgaria), Stockholm, Vienna
POPs in Asia (not China) Not Available 4HelpHong Kong, Seoul, Singapore and Tokyo.
POPs in China Not Available 4HelpBeijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, ZhanJiang
POPs in Australia Not Available 1HelpSydney.
POPs in South-America Not Available 5HelpMedellin (Colombia), Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Santiago (Chile)
POPs in Middle-East Not Available 2HelpJeddah (Saudi Arabia), Doha (Qatar).
POPs in Africa Not Available 3HelpCape Town and Johannesburg (South Africa), Djibouti (Djibouti)

A POP is a Point Of Presence, an access point to the Internet. It is a physical, strategically placed location that houses multiple CDN servers.

Pricing Internap Level3
Price US/EU traffic - low volume Not Available Not Available
Price US/EU traffic - high volume Not Available Not Available
Extra charge for APAC region traffic Not Available Not Available
Storage Yes, you pay for storage Not available
Resellers TurboBytes

Note: custom price plans are very common in the CDN market, especially for large volume customers. We recommend you always talk to the CDN provider about your needs and requirements and work with them to get a best-fit deal.

Features & Support Internap Level3
Origin-Pull Yes Yes
Push (upload to CDN servers) YesHelpFiles can be uploaded to the CDN POPs via FTP, the control panel and rsync. Yes
Purge YesHelpBoth MediaConsole (the Internap online control panel) and the API support single file, multiple file (folder), and wildcard purge. The Cache Purge Manager tool built into MediaConsole allows ad hoc or scheduled purges. Yes
Purge All YesHelpCan be done via the online control panel and API. Yes
Gzip Only if origin server does GzipHelpGzip compression reduces the file size (bytes) of text-based files like HTML, CSS and JavaScript by approximately 70%. It's a well-known web performance best practice to turn on Gzip on the server. Resend from origin, or compress on edge
Persistent connections Yes Yes
Honors all origin server headers Yes Yes
Can override origin server headers YesHelpInternap offers lots of possibilities for this. Yes
Set caching headers for pushed files Yes Yes
Custom CNAMEs Yes Yes
HTTPS YesHelpInternap offers a free, shared wildcard certificate (no CNAME) and the option to upload your certificate, have a custom CNAME at $200/month. Yes
Control Panel & statistics Yes Yes
Access Logs Yes Yes
API Yes Yes
Support YesHelpInternap operates dual Network Operating Centers for geographic diversity, and staff the NOC with front line engineering resources who have the skills and tools to resolve network issues on the first call. The NOC is available 24/7/365 by phone, email, and chat. Internap received a StevieĀ® Award for 'Best Customer Service Department' of the Year at the 2011 American Business Awards. Yes
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