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Akamai versus Leaseweb

Easily compare Akamai and Leaseweb for POP locations, products, pricing, features & support. We hope this helps you better understand the similarities and differences between these Content Delivery Networks.

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Company

Company Akamai Leaseweb
Short profile Akamai is one of the oldest CDNs and generally considered to be the largest global CDN. They have 'servers everywhere' and a wide range of products and services. The company is actively involved in Let's Encrypt and is pushing HTTP/2 adoption. Leaseweb has been an established player in the (enterprise) hosting market for many years and launched their CDN mid 2013. Leaseweb claims 'the most competitive price in the CDN market'.

Products

Product Akamai Leaseweb
Dynamic content delivery Available/supported Partially
Small file delivery Available/supported Available/supported
Large file delivery Available/supported Available/supported
Live video Available/supported Available/supported
Video on demand Available/supported Available/supported
DNS Available/supported Not available/supported
WAF Available/supported Available/supported
Anti-DDoS Available/supported Not available/supported
Private CDN Unknown Not available/supported

Network

Region Akamai Leaseweb
North America Unknown 4
Latin America Unknown 0
Europe Unknown 5
Russia & CIS Unknown 0
Asia, excl China Unknown 2
China Unknown 0
Oceania Unknown 0
Middle-East Unknown 0
Africa Unknown 0

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration Akamai Leaseweb
Minimum contract term 12 months One month
Minimum monthly costs Unknown $49
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests Unknown 20 mio/m included, overages $0.90 - $1.00 per mio
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred Unknown Unknown
NA/EU traffic (low volume) Unknown $0.07 per GB
APAC traffic (low volume) Unknown $0.07 per GB
LATAM traffic (low volume) Unknown $0.07 per GB

Features

Web acceleration Akamai Leaseweb
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Not available/supported Can't sign up and get started. Must talk to sales. Not available/supported Leaseweb needs 1 business day to get you started
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Unknown Unknown
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Extra costs If you also use their Fast DNS for your domain Not available/supported No global Anycast
HTTP/2 Available/supported Unknown
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Unknown Unknown
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Resend from origin, or compress on edge Unknown
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Available/supported HTTP and HTTPS Unknown
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Unknown Unknown
Origin shieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Unknown Unknown
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Unknown Unknown
Cache control - CDN caching Unknown Unknown
Cache control - client caching Unknown Unknown
Serve stale CDN Guide: Serve staleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Available/supported Unknown
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Unknown Unknown
Purge - capabilities Unknown Unknown
Analytics Unknown Unknown
Log files Unknown Unknown
API Unknown Unknown
HTTPS & Content Protection Akamai Leaseweb
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Unknown Available/supported Free. SNI
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Unknown Not available/supported
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Unknown Available/supported Free. SNI
Token authentication Unknown Available/supported
Geo blocking Unknown Available/supported
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Unknown Available/supported
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Unknown Not available/supported
IP white/blacklisting Unknown Available/supported

Support

Customer support Akamai Leaseweb
Documentation Partially Yes, but not public Available/supported Yes, public
Humans Unknown Unknown