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CacheFly versus Leaseweb

Easily compare CacheFly 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 CacheFly Leaseweb
Short profile Launched in 2002, CacheFly developed the world's first TCP-anycast based content delivery network. CacheFly has a focus on optimizing the CDN for throughput and has steadily built out the network to now have 50+ POPs on 6 continents. CacheFly provides a 100% uptime SLA and takes pride in acting as 'consultants to our customers'. 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

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  • Unknown = Unknown
Product CacheFly Leaseweb
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Yes 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? Yes Ultra Low Latency Video Streaming Yes
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Yes VoD Yes
Image OptimizationAutomatic image transformation/compression/optimization Yes part of Smart Edge Apps No
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain No No
WAFWeb Application Firewall Yes Security Suite
tooltip Powered by Oracle Dyn Web Application Security services (formerly Zenedge)
Extra costs Domain Protection
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Yes Security Suite
tooltip Powered by Oracle Dyn Web Application Security services (formerly Zenedge)
Extra costs DDoS IP Protection
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs Yes Fully custom solution Yes Private CDN
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers Yes Smart Edge Apps Unknown

Network

Region CacheFly Leaseweb
North America 17 6
Latin America 7 0
Europe 14 6
Russia & CIS 1 0
Asia excl. China 7 2
China 2 0
Oceania 3 0
Middle-East 4 0
Africa 1 0

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration CacheFly Leaseweb
Minimum contract term 1 month One month
Minimum monthly costs $595 (35 TB/m) $49
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests No None
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred Yes None
NA/EU traffic (low volume) n/a $0.06 per GB
APAC traffic (low volume) n/a $0.06 per GB
LATAM traffic (low volume) n/a $0.06 per GB

Features

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  • No = No
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Web acceleration CacheFly Leaseweb
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. No No Leaseweb needs 1 business day to get you started
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Sortof/partially 5 - 180s depending on the change Yes Instant
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Extra costs Must purchase dedicated IP
tooltip Or use DNS provider that can do CNAME flattening
No No global Anycast
HTTP/2 Yes Yes
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? No No
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Yes Resend from origin, or compress on edge Yes Resend from origin or compress on the edge
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Yes HTTP and HTTPS
tooltip Match client to edge request protocol is possible
Yes HTTP and HTTPS
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Yes Set specific Host header value or forward value from client to edge request Yes
Origin ShieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Yes Yes
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Extra costs FTP. Some storage free, more storage available at additional costs Yes
Cache control - CDN caching Yes Origin headers are honored. Can config overrides Sortof/partially Can set max-age override and set 404 caching TTL
Cache control - client caching Yes Origin headers are forwarded to client. Can config overrides Sortof/partially
Serve Stale CDN Guide: Serve StaleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Yes CacheFly support team can activate this edge behaviour Sortof/partially CDN serves cached if origin is down
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Yes Instant (under 5s) Yes Instant most of the time
Purge - capabilities Sortof/partially Purge all and by directory, not by tag or header Sortof/partially Purge per file and purge all
Analytics Yes Near real-time, lots of metrics Yes Bandwidth, geo distribution and more
Log files Extra costs Pull via FTP or have pushed to customer endpoint
tooltip Logs are 5 minutes delayed
Sortof/partially One hour delay. Fetch via FTP
API Yes Purge, analytics, configuration Yes Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection CacheFly Leaseweb
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Yes Free Yes Free. SNI
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Extra costs Custom pricing No
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Extra costs EV cert and/or Non-SNI possible Yes Free. SNI
Token authentication Yes Self-service activation/configuration Yes
Geo blocking Yes Self-service activation/configuration. Predefined and custom rules Yes
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Yes Yes
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Extra costs Available in a Custom/Private CDN scenario No
IP white/blacklisting Yes Custom rules can be scripted (by support team at no extra charge) Yes

Support

Customer support CacheFly Leaseweb
Documentation Yes Yes, public Yes Yes, public KB
Humans Yes All customers get 24/7 email and phone support and a dedicated implementation/solutions engineer. Extra support ('Elite managed') available at a fee with SLA for support response time Yes 24/7 personal support via telephone and email.