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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.
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  • Yes = Yes
  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Unknown = Unknown
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Yes Web Acceleration Services
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Yes Content Delivery Services
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) Yes Content Delivery Services
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? Yes Realtime and Live Streaming
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Yes Video Delivery Services
Image OptimizationAutomatic image transformation/compression/optimization Extra costs Image Optimization
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain Yes Managed DNS Services
WAFWeb Application Firewall Yes Web Application Firewall
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Yes DDoS Attack Interceptor
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs Yes Global Private CDN
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers Yes Network-Enhanced Edge Compute
Origin StorageReduce load on origin. Faster cache miss responses. Yes Origin Storage


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 70+ Tbps egress capacity and 98+% caching efficiency. Limelight offers China delivery leveraging in-country partnerships.
Limelight network map.
Limelight China Delivery

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Region POPs Locations
North America 20 United States flag Atlanta - Burbank - Chicago - Dallas - Los Angeles - Miami - Minneapolis - Newark - New York - Palo Alto - Phoenix - Reston - San Jose - Seattle - Sunnyvale - Washington DC - Boston* - Denver* - Detroit* - McAllen* - Tampa*
Canada flag Halifax - Montreal - Toronto - Vancouver
Latin America 9 Argentina flag Buenos Aires
Brazil flag Belo Horizonte - Rio de Janeiro - São Paulo - Fortaleza*
Chile flag Santiago
Colombia flag Bogotá
Mexico flag Mexico City - Monterrey - Querataro
Peru flag Lima*
Europe 15 Austria flag Vienna
Switzerland flag Zurich
Denmark flag Copenhagen*
Italy flag Milan - Palermo - Naples*
Germany flag Dusseldorf - Frankfurt - Munich - Berlin*
Spain flag Madrid
France flag Marseille - Paris
United Kingdom flag Birmingham - London - Manchester - Bristol* - Leeds* - Swindon*
Netherlands flag Amsterdam
Sweden flag Stockholm
Russia & CIS 0
Asia excl. China 16 Hong Kong flag Hong Kong
Japan flag Osaka - Tokyo - Fukuoka* - Okayama*
India flag Chennai - Delhi - Mumbai - Bangalore* - Ernakulam* - Hyderabad* - Kolkata*
South Korea flag Seoul
Macau flag Macau
Malaysia flag Kepong - Kinarut - Kuala Lumpur - Subang Jaya
Philippines flag Manila - Quezon City*
Singapore flag Singapore
Thailand flag Bangkok
Taiwan flag Taipei
Vietnam flag Hanoi*
China 10 China flag LLNW leverages in-country partnerships.
Oceania 3 Australia flag Adelaide - Brisbane - Sydney
Middle-East 9 United Arab Emirates flag Dubai
Israel flag Tel Aviv
Iraq flag Baghdad
Kuwait flag Kuwait City
Lebanon flag Beirut
Qatar flag Doha
Saudi Arabia flag Jeddah* - Riyadh*
Turkey flag Ankara - Istanbul - Izmir
Africa 3 Mauritius flag Port Louis
Nigeria flag Lagos
South Africa flag 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.

  • Yes = Yes
  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Web acceleration
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Yes
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Sortof/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 Yes
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Yes
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Yes Resend from origin, or compress on edge
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Yes HTTP and HTTPS.
tooltip Match protocol
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Yes 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 Yes 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 Yes
Cache control - client caching Yes
Serve Stale CDN Guide: Serve StaleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Yes
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Yes Instant
Purge - capabilities Yes Purge by path, all, pattern, wildcard.
Analytics Yes
Log files Extra costs Download logs via FTP, SFTP, rsync and scp
tooltip Delay is ~10 minutes
API Yes Purge, analytics, configuration, OVP, origin storage
HTTPS & Content Protection
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like Yes Free. SNI
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Extra costs
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Extra costs
Token authentication Yes MediaVault. Highly customizable
Geo blocking Yes IP access control by Geo and IP
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Yes MediaVault. Highly customizable
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Yes MediaVault. Highly customizable
IP white/blacklisting Yes MediaVault. Highly customizable


Customer support
Documentation Sortof/partially Yes, but not public
Humans Yes 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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