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CDN77 versus Limelight

Easily compare CDN77 and Limelight 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 CDN77 Limelight
Short profile CDN77 provides a solid set of content delivery products and solutions all over the world, with 47 PoPs on 6 continents. CDN77 is an innovation frontrunner known to be among the first providers to offer features such as TLS 1.3, Brotli or HTTP/2. They also offer real-time support provided by in-house engineers 24/7 Limelight (NASDAQ: LLNW) has been a strong player in the CDN market since 2001. Limelight has a large, high-capacity network with POPs on many continents and offers digital content delivery, live and on-demand video, cloud security and edge computing services.


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Product CDN77 Limelight
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... No Yes Web Acceleration Services
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Yes Yes Content Delivery Services
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) Yes Yes Content Delivery Services
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? Yes Live streaming Yes Realtime and Live Streaming
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Yes Video delivery Yes Video Delivery Services
Image OptimizationAutomatic image transformation/compression/optimization Yes Extra costs Image Optimization
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain No Yes Managed DNS Services
WAFWeb Application Firewall Yes Yes Web Application Firewall
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Yes DDOS Mitigation Yes DDoS Attack Interceptor
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs Extra costs Private CDN Yes Global Private CDN
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers Unknown Yes Network-Enhanced Edge Compute


Region CDN77 Limelight
North America 12 20
Latin America 5 9
Europe 15 15
Russia & CIS 3 0
Asia excl. China 6 16
China 0 10
Oceania 1 3
Middle-East 4 9
Africa 1 3


Pricing & contract duration CDN77 Limelight
Minimum contract term 1 month 12 months
Minimum monthly costs $199/m Varies by product and service
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests None None
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred None Yes
NA/EU traffic (low volume) $0.033 per GB Confidential, market competitive
APAC traffic (low volume) $0.033 per GB Confidential, market competitive
LATAM traffic (low volume) $0.033 per GB Confidential, market competitive


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Web acceleration CDN77 Limelight
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Yes Yes
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Yes 3 minutes Sortof/partially A few minutes
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s):// No Non-Anycasted network Extra costs Alias support optional
HTTP/2 Yes Yes
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Yes Full IPv6 support on the whole network Yes
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Yes Compress on the fly. Brotli support!
tooltip Origin don't need to support Brotli
Yes Resend from origin, or compress on edge
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Yes HTTP and HTTPS.
tooltip Custom port number can be configured
tooltip Match protocol
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Yes Possible to set a specific Host header for communications with origin Yes Configure specific other Host header
tooltip CDN can also forward client request Host header to origin
Origin ShieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Yes Free. Must be enabled/configured via support Yes Self-service control
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Extra costs FTP, SFTP, rsync. Storage costs apply Extra costs Origin Storage. Upload via UI or API
Cache control - CDN caching Yes Origin sent headers override CDN config rules Yes
Cache control - client caching Yes Their support team is needed Yes
Serve Stale CDN Guide: Serve StaleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Yes Cache-Control extensions support Yes
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Yes Instant. Purge all may take up to 3 mins. Yes Instant
Purge - capabilities Sortof/partially Purge all but not purge by directory or tag or header Yes Purge by path, all, pattern, wildcard.
Analytics Yes 5 to 10 minutes delayed. Yes
Log files Extra costs $49/month/CDN Resource. FTP, SFTP, rsync.
tooltip Logs are only 5 minutes delayed
Extra costs Download logs via FTP, SFTP, rsync and scp
tooltip Delay is ~10 minutes
API Yes Purge, analytics, configuration Yes Purge, analytics, configuration, OVP, origin storage
HTTPS & Content Protection CDN77 Limelight
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like Yes Free (not SNI) Yes Free. SNI
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Extra costs Let's Encrypt is free (SNI), or $99/year for SAN in their cert (no SNI) Extra costs
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Yes Free (SNI) Extra costs
Token authentication Yes Yes MediaVault. Highly customizable
Geo blocking Yes Their support team is needed Yes IP access control by Geo and IP
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Yes Yes MediaVault. Highly customizable
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Yes Their support team is needed Yes MediaVault. Highly customizable
IP white/blacklisting Yes Their support team is needed Yes MediaVault. Highly customizable


Customer support CDN77 Limelight
Documentation Yes Yes, public. API docs Sortof/partially Yes, but not public
Humans Yes All customers get real-time 24/7 support via email, phone, chat and Skype. Yes All customers get 24/7 email and phone support. Customers who purchase Advanced Services have access to a designated Limelight Advanced Services team member.