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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 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 ~40 POPs on 6 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.


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Product CacheFly 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 Web and Mobile App Delivery Yes
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) Yes Software Distribution Yes
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? Yes Video & IPTV Delivery (no RTMP) Yes
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Yes Yes
Image OptimizationAutomatic image 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 No No
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers Yes Edge Applications Unknown


Region CacheFly Leaseweb
North America 14 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 & contract duration CacheFly Leaseweb
Minimum contract term 1 month One month
Minimum monthly costs $500 $49
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests Unknown None
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred None None
NA/EU traffic (low volume) Unknown $0.06 per GB
APAC traffic (low volume) Unknown $0.06 per GB
LATAM traffic (low volume) Unknown $0.06 per GB


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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? Unknown Yes Instant
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s):// Yes Global Anycast No No global Anycast
HTTP/2 Yes Yes
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Unknown 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. Can't use an IP address.
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, SFTP, SCP, rsync. Storage costs apply 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 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 but not purge by directory or 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 Yes FTP, SCP, rsync
tooltip Logs are 24h delayed
Sortof/partially One hour delay. Fetch via FTP
API Sortof/partially Purge and analytics, not for configuration Yes Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection CacheFly Leaseweb
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like Yes Free Yes Free. SNI
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Extra costs Custom pricing for each customer No
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN No Yes Free. SNI
Token authentication Yes Yes
Geo blocking No 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 No Yes


Customer support CacheFly Leaseweb
Documentation Yes Yes, public Yes Yes, public KB
Humans Yes All customers get 24/7 email and phone support Yes 24/7 personal support via telephone and email.