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EdgeNext versus Leaseweb

Easily compare EdgeNext 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 EdgeNext Leaseweb
Short profile EdgeNext is a leading provider of edge cloud services specializing in China, APAC, MEA and global cloud delivery. As the only service provider with extensive POPs in China to be recognized by Gartner as possessing 'global' network capabilities, EdgeNext is one of the fastest-growing companies in the CDN space. 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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Product EdgeNext Leaseweb
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Dynamic Acceleration
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Cloud Delivery
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) Cloud Delivery
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? Streaming
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Streaming
Image OptimizationAutomatic image transformation/compression/optimization
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain Global, including China
WAFWeb Application Firewall Part of the Security CDN
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Part of the Security CDN DDoS IP Protection
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs Private CDN
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers

Network

How many POP locations do EdgeNext and Leaseweb have in different parts of the world?

Region EdgeNext Leaseweb
North America 29 6
Latin America 7 0
Europe 16 6
Russia & CIS 2 0
Asia excl. China 35 2
China 1100 0
Oceania 1 0
Middle-East 16 0
Africa 4 0

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration EdgeNext Leaseweb
Minimum contract term None for self-service customers One month
Minimum monthly costs None for self-service customers $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) Unknown $0.06 per GB
APAC traffic (low volume) Unknown $0.06 per GB
LATAM traffic (low volume) Unknown $0.06 per GB

Features

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Web acceleration EdgeNext Leaseweb
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Self-service create account and configure account (EdgeNext to approve account) Leaseweb needs 1 business day to get you started
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? <5 minutes Instant
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com No global Anycast
HTTP/2
WebSockets
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6?
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Resend from origin, or compress on edge
tooltip Fetch compressed or uncompressed from origin (configurable)
Resend from origin or compress on the edge
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? HTTP and HTTPS HTTP and HTTPS
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? 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
Waiting RoomDuring peak traffic, route users to a virtual waiting room
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Upload in the portal or via API
Cache control - CDN caching Full and granular control Can set max-age override and set 404 caching TTL
Cache control - client caching Full and granular control
Serve Stale CDN Guide: Serve StaleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Cache-Control extensions support CDN serves cached if origin is down
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Instant Instant most of the time
Purge - capabilities Purge all, purge by directory, soft purge Purge per file and purge all
Analytics Many metrics in the UI Bandwidth, geo distribution and more
Log files Available for download in Portal or via API. Format can be customized. One hour delay. Fetch via FTP
API Purge, configuration, analytics, logs Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection EdgeNext Leaseweb
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Free. SNI
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate SNI. Pricing is custom.
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Pricing is custom Free. SNI
Token authentication Not self-service, support is needed
Geo blocking Not self-service, support is needed
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Self-service
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Self-service
IP white/blacklisting Self-service

Support

Customer support EdgeNext Leaseweb
Documentation Good documentation but not public Yes, public KB
Humans 24/7 email support and phone support. Multiple support packages are available 24/7 personal support via telephone and email.