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CDNetworks versus Leaseweb

Easily compare CDNetworks 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 CDNetworks Leaseweb
Short profile Founded in 2000, CDNetworks has been in the content delivery space longer than most other CDNs. CDNetworks always had, and still has, a strong focus on emerging markets like Brazil and Russia. CDNetworks has a wide range of content delivery/acceleration and security products. 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
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Product CDNetworks Leaseweb
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Yes Dynamic Web Acceleration Sortof/partially
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Yes Content Acceleration 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 Media Acceleration Yes
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Yes Media Acceleration Yes
Image OptimizationAutomatic image compression/optimization Yes Cloud Image Optimization No
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain Yes Cloud DNS+ No
WAFWeb Application Firewall Yes Web Application Firewall Extra costs Domain Protection
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Yes DDoS Mitigation Extra costs DDoS IP Protection
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs No No
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers Yes Edge Computing Platform Unknown

Network

Region CDNetworks Leaseweb
North America 11 6
Latin America 7 0
Europe 13 6
Russia & CIS 17 0
Asia excl. China 20 2
China 20 0
Oceania 1 0
Middle-East 9 0
Africa 4 0

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration CDNetworks Leaseweb
Minimum contract term 12 months One month
Minimum monthly costs Unknown $49
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests Unknown None
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred Unknown 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

Features

  • Yes = Yes
  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Web acceleration CDNetworks Leaseweb
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. No Can't sign up and get started. Must talk to sales. No Leaseweb needs 1 business day to get you started
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Sortof/partially ~ 15 minutes Yes Instant
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com No Non-Anycasted network No No global Anycast
HTTP/2 No 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 Yes HTTP and HTTPS
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Yes Configure specific other Host header
tooltip CDN can also forward client request Host header to origin
Yes
Origin shieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Extra costs Multiple POPs can act as shield Yes
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Extra costs Yes
Cache control - CDN caching Yes Full and granular control Sortof/partially Can set max-age override and set 404 caching TTL
Cache control - client caching Yes Full and granular control Sortof/partially
Serve stale CDN Guide: Serve staleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Yes Sortof/partially CDN serves cached if origin is down
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Sortof/partially Completion time is 5 - 10 minutes Yes Instant most of the time
Purge - capabilities Yes Purge all, purge by directory, by file extension Sortof/partially Purge per file and purge all
Analytics Yes Yes Bandwidth, geo distribution and more
Log files Yes Sortof/partially One hour delay. Fetch via FTP
API Yes Purge, analytics, configuration Yes Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection CDNetworks Leaseweb
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net No Yes Free. SNI
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Extra costs No
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Extra costs 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 Yes No
IP white/blacklisting Yes Yes

Support

Customer support CDNetworks Leaseweb
Documentation Sortof/partially Yes, but not 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.