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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 offers digital content delivery, live and on-demand video, cloud security and edge computing services.
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Limelight provides content delivery, video delivery, cloud security, IoT and edge cloud services, and origin storage.

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 Acceleration Services
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Available/supported Content Delivery Services
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) Available/supported Content Delivery Services
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? Available/supported Realtime and Live Streaming
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Available/supported Video Delivery Services
Image OptimizationAutomatic image compression/optimization Extra costs Image Optimization optional
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain Available/supported
WAFWeb Application Firewall Available/supported Web Application Firewall
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Available/supported DDoS Attack Interceptor
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs Available/supported


Limelight claims to have 'the world's largest, global private network specializing in low latency video, web and digital content delivery and edge cloud services. Limelight's secure Tier 1 CDN offers 40+ Tbps egress capacity and 98+% caching efficiency. Limelight offers China delivery leveraging in-country partnerships.
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Region POPs Locations
North America 17 United States Atlanta - Burbank - Chicago - Dallas - Los Angeles - Miami - Minneapolis - Newark - New York - Phoenix - San Jose - Seattle - Washington DC
Canada Halifax - Montreal - Toronto - Vancouver
Latin America 9 Argentina Buenos Aires
Brazil Belo Horizonte - Rio de Janeiro - São Paulo
Chile Santiago
Colombia Bogota
Mexico Mexico City - Monterrey - Querataro
Europe 12 Austria Vienna
Switzerland Zurich
Italy Milan - Palermo
Germany Dusseldorf - Frankfurt
Spain Madrid
France Marseille - Paris
United Kingdom London - Manchester
Netherlands Amsterdam
Sweden Stockholm
Russia & CIS 0
Asia, excl China 16 Hong Kong Hong Kong
Japan Osaka - Tokyo
India Chennai - Delhi - Mumbai
South Korea Seoul
Macao Macau
Malaysia Kepong - Kinarut - Kuala Lumpur - Sebong
Philippines Manila
Singapore Singapore
Thailand Bangkok
Taiwan Taipei
China 10 China
Oceania 1 Australia Sydney
Middle-East 4 United Arab Emirates Dubai
Israel Tel Aviv
Iraq Baghdad
Kuwait Kuwait City
Qatar Doha
Africa 2 Mauritius Port Louis
South Africa Johannesburg


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 Varies by product and service
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests None
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred Yes
NA/EU traffic (low volume) Confidential, market competitive
APAC traffic (low volume) Confidential, market competitive
LATAM traffic (low volume) Confidential, market competitive


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 A few minutes
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s):// Extra costs Alias support optional
HTTP/2 Available/supported
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Available/supported
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Resend from origin or compress on edge
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Available/supported HTTP and HTTPS.
tooltip Match protocol
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Available/supported Configure specific other Host header
tooltip CDN can also forward client request Host header to origin
Origin shieldCDN Guide: Origin shieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Available/supported Self-service control
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Extra costs Origin Storage. Upload via UI or API
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 Available/supported
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Available/supported Instant
Purge - capabilities Available/supported Purge by path, all, pattern, wildcard.
Analytics Available/supported
Log files Extra costs Download logs via FTP, SFTP, rsync and scp
tooltip Delay is ~10 minutes
API Available/supported Purge, analytics, configuration, OVP, origin storage
HTTPS & Content Protection
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like Available/supported Free. SNI
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Extra costs
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Extra costs
Token authentication Available/supported MediaVault. Highly customizable
Geo blocking Available/supported IP access control by Geo and IP
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Available/supported MediaVault. Highly customizable
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Available/supported MediaVault. Highly customizable
IP white/blacklisting Available/supported MediaVault. Highly customizable


Customer support
Documentation Partially Yes, but not public
Humans Available/supported All customers get 24/7 email and phone support. Customers who purchase Advanced Services have access to a designated Limelight Advanced Services team member.

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