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BelugaCDN versus Leaseweb

Easily compare BelugaCDN 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 BelugaCDN Leaseweb
Short profile BelugaCDN launched their services in 2015 and is a pay-as-you-go, low-cost CDN provider. They have a full-featured IPv4+IPv6 network and POPs on 5 continents. 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' and has a reseller program.

Products

  • Yes = Yes
  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Unknown = Unknown
Product BelugaCDN Leaseweb
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... No Sortof/partially
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Yes Yes
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) Yes Yes
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? Sortof/partially Only delivery of the HTTP video streams, no transcoding or transmuxing Yes
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Yes Pseudo-streaming (progressive streaming), byte range requests support Yes
Image OptimizationAutomatic image transformation/compression/optimization No No
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain No No
WAFWeb Application Firewall No Extra costs Domain Protection
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. No Extra costs DDoS IP Protection
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs Yes Available upon request. Extra costs apply Yes Private CDN
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers Unknown Unknown

Network

Region BelugaCDN Leaseweb
North America 13 6
Latin America 1 0
Europe 4 6
Russia & CIS 0 0
Asia excl. China 5 2
China 0 0
Oceania 1 0
Middle-East 0 0
Africa 0 0

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration BelugaCDN Leaseweb
Minimum contract term None One month
Minimum monthly costs $5 $49
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests 5000 requests per GB included. Overages $0.0035 per 10k requests None
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred None None
NA/EU traffic (low volume) $0.01 per GB $0.06 per GB
APAC traffic (low volume) Unknown $0.06 per GB
LATAM traffic (low volume) Unknown $0.06 per GB

Features

  • Yes = Yes
  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Web acceleration BelugaCDN Leaseweb
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Yes No Leaseweb needs 1 business day to get you started
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Sortof/partially Often instant, sometimes a few minutes Yes Instant
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Sortof/partially Global Anycasted IP available, but Beluga recommends against it No No global Anycast
HTTP/2 Yes Yes
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Yes No
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Yes Compress on the fly Yes Resend from origin or compress on the edge
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Yes HTTP and HTTPS. Yes HTTP and HTTPS
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Yes Yes
Origin ShieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Extra costs Available upon request Yes
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Extra costs Available upon request Yes
Cache control - CDN caching Yes Honor origin sent headers or configure overrides Sortof/partially Can set max-age override and set 404 caching TTL
Cache control - client caching Yes Sortof/partially
Serve Stale CDN Guide: Serve StaleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble No Sortof/partially CDN serves cached if origin is down
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Yes Instant Yes Instant most of the time
Purge - capabilities Sortof/partially Purge all and purge using regex Sortof/partially Purge per file and purge all
Analytics Yes All metrics are aggregated every 10 seconds, exported in real-time Yes Bandwidth, geo distribution and more
Log files Extra costs Real-time export to Elastic Search or Redis. FTP.
tooltip 10 million requests/month free, $0.50/million events exported overage
Sortof/partially One hour delay. Fetch via FTP
API Yes Purge, analytics, configuration Yes Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection BelugaCDN Leaseweb
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net No Yes Free. SNI
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate No No
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Yes Free (SNI)
tooltip TLS support includes full TLS Dynamic Record Sizing and ECDSA support per Q1 2017
Yes Free. SNI
Token authentication Yes Yes
Geo blocking Yes Yes
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Yes Yes
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content No No
IP white/blacklisting Yes Yes

Support

Customer support BelugaCDN Leaseweb
Documentation Yes Yes, public Yes Yes, public KB
Humans Yes Basic support (setup & troubleshooting: M-F, 9AM-5PM EST) is included for all accounts. Platinum (monthly spend more than $500) accounts receive priority. Enterprise customers receive phone support (w/ custom SLA). Yes 24/7 personal support via telephone and email.