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Company Leaseweb
Short profile is CDN with POPs on 6 continents, all the modern content delivery features and prices that are low compared to other CDNs. 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.


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Product 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? No Yes
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Sortof/partially Bunny Stream Yes
Image OptimizationAutomatic image transformation/compression/optimization Yes Bunny Optimizer No
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain No No
WAFWeb Application Firewall No Unknown
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Sortof/partially DDoS Protection As Standard Extra costs DDoS IP Protection
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs Unknown Yes Private CDN
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers Unknown Unknown


Region Leaseweb
North America 13 6
Latin America 7 0
Europe 21 6
Russia & CIS 4 0
Asia excl. China 12 2
China 0 0
Oceania 6 0
Middle-East 3 0
Africa 3 0


Pricing & contract duration Leaseweb
Minimum contract term None One month
Minimum monthly costs $10 per year recharge $49
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests None 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) $0.03 per GB $0.06 per GB
LATAM traffic (low volume) $0.045 per GB $0.06 per GB


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Web acceleration 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 10 seconds Yes Instant
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s):// No 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. Brotli Yes Resend from origin or compress on the edge
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Yes HTTP or HTTPS or Match protocol Yes HTTP and HTTPS
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Yes Hostname or IP address. Can configure specific other Host header Yes
Origin ShieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Sortof/partially Yes
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Extra costs Upload to central storage in Germany (CDN pulls from this). $0.01/GB 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 Yes Purge file, all, by tag, wildcard Sortof/partially Purge per file and purge all
Analytics Yes Yes Bandwidth, geo distribution and more
Log files Yes Accessible via portal and API. Delay is 20-30 seconds. Sortof/partially One hour delay. Fetch via FTP
API Yes Purge, analytics, configuration, logs Yes Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection Leaseweb
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like Yes Free. SNI Yes Free. SNI
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Yes Free. SNI No
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Yes Free. SNI Yes Free. SNI
Token authentication Yes Yes
Geo blocking Yes Country level blocking (at the DNS level) Yes
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Yes blocking specific referrers, block requests without referrer, whitelist allowed referrers Yes
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content No No
IP white/blacklisting Yes Yes


Customer support Leaseweb
Documentation Yes Yes, public Yes Yes, public KB
Humans Yes All customers get email support with a 24 hour reply SLA (<4 hour plan to be introduced later in 2019). No phone support. Large customers get access to their Slack channel. Yes 24/7 personal support via telephone and email.