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Limelight (NASDAQ: LLNW) has been a strong player in the CDN market since 2001. Limelight has a large, high-capacity network with POPs on many continents and a wide portfolio of acceleration and security products.
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Limelight provides website acceleration, large file delivery and video delivery services, while also having WAF and Anti-DDoS. Limelight targets larger companies and enterprises.

View the table below for more insight into Limelight products.
Hover over/touch the product to view a short description.

  • Available/supported = Yes
  • Partially = Sort of/partially
  • Not available/supported = No
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Available/supported Web Content Delivery
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Available/supported
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) Available/supported File Distribution
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? Available/supported Live Video
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Available/supported Video On Demand
Image OptimizationAutomatic image compression/optimization Not available/supported
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain Not available/supported
WAFWeb Application Firewall Available/supported Web Application Firewall
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Available/supported Cloud Security Services
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs Unknown


Limelight claims to have 'the world's largest, global private network for digital content delivery' and 19+ terabits per-second of egress capacity. Limelight has a strong POP presence in Latin America, Asia and Middle East.
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Region POPs Locations
North America 16 United States Atlanta - Chicago - Dallas - Halifax - Las Vegas - Los Angeles - Miami - Minneapolis - New York - Phoenix - San Jose - Seattle - Washington DC
Canada Montreal - Toronto - Vancouver
Latin America 5 Argentina Buenos Aires
Brazil São Paulo
Chile Santiago
Colombia Medellin
Mexico Mexico City
Europe 12 Austria Vienna
Switzerland Zurich
Italy Milan - Palermo
Germany Dusseldorf - Frankfurt
Spain Madrid
France Marseille - Paris
United Kingdom London
Netherlands Amsterdam
Sweden Stockholm
Russia & CIS 0
Asia, excl China 9 Hong Kong Hong Kong
Japan Osaka - Tokyo
India Chennai - Delhi - Mumbai
South Korea Seoul
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur
Singapore Singapore
Thailand Bangkok
China 0
Oceania 1 Australia Sydney
Middle-East 5 United Arab Emirates Dubai
Bahrain Manama
Israel Tel Aviv
Iraq Baghdad
Qatar Doha
Africa 0


Limelight typically requires annual contracts with pricing depending on traffic volume and what features/services you need. Get in touch to learn more about their services and prices.
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Pricing & contract duration
Minimum contract term 12 months
Minimum monthly costs Unknown
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests Unknown
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred Unknown
NA/EU traffic (low volume) Unknown
APAC traffic (low volume) Unknown
LATAM traffic (low volume) Unknown


View the tables below for more insight into the features Limelight supports.
Hover over/touch the feature name to view a short description.

  • Available/supported = Yes
  • Partially = Sort of/partially
  • Not available/supported = No
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Web acceleration
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Available/supported
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Partially
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s):// Not available/supported Non-Anycasted network
HTTP/2 Available/supported
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Unknown
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Resend from origin
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Available/supported HTTP and HTTPS.
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Unknown
Origin shieldCDN Guide: Origin shieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Unknown
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Extra costs FTP, SFTP, rsync. Storage costs apply
Cache control - CDN caching Available/supported
Cache control - client caching Available/supported
Serve stale CDN Guide: Serve staleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Unknown
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Available/supported Instant
Purge - capabilities Partially Purge all but not purge by directory or tag or header
Analytics Available/supported
Log files Extra costs
API Partially Purge, analytics
HTTPS & Content Protection
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like Not available/supported
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Extra costs
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Unknown
Token authentication Available/supported
Geo blocking Unknown
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Unknown
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Unknown
IP white/blacklisting Unknown


Customer support
Documentation Partially Yes, but not public
Humans Available/supported All customers get 24/7 email and phone support

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