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Fastly versus Leaseweb

Easily compare Fastly 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 Fastly Leaseweb
Short profile Founded in 2011, Fastly has grown into a mature CDN provider. Fastly offers a range of services including streaming media delivery and private CDN but Fastly is best known for being a 'real-time CDN', meaning changes happen instantly and the platform can deliver 'uncacheable' content well. 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 Fastly 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 Yes
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Yes Video on Demand Yes
Image OptimizationAutomatic image compression/optimization Yes Image Optimizer No
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain No 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 Yes Fastly Managed CDN No
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers Unknown Compute@Edge Unknown

Network

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

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration Fastly Leaseweb
Minimum contract term None One month
Minimum monthly costs $50 $49
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests $0.0075 - $0.016 per 10k requests None
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred None None
NA/EU traffic (low volume) $0.12 per GB $0.06 per GB
APAC traffic (low volume) $0.19 per GB $0.06 per GB
LATAM traffic (low volume) $0.28 per GB $0.06 per GB

Features

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  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Web acceleration Fastly Leaseweb
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Yes No Leaseweb needs 1 business day to get you started
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Yes Instant! Yes Instant
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Yes Global anycast IPs are available No No global Anycast
HTTP/2 Yes Yes
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Yes IPv6 at Fastly No
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Yes Resend from origin, or compress on edge. Brotli! 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 Can be different from origin host 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 No 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 Cache-Control extensions support 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 Yes Purge all and by key Sortof/partially Purge per file and purge all
Analytics Yes Real-time! Yes Bandwidth, geo distribution and more
Log files Yes Real-time streaming of logs to your server Sortof/partially One hour delay. Fetch via FTP
API Yes Purge, analytics, configuration Yes Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection Fastly Leaseweb
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Yes Free for first 5 domains, $20 per additional domain Yes Free. SNI
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Extra costs $100/m per FQDN, $275/m for wildcard domain No
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Extra costs EV cert possible. Yes Free. SNI
Token authentication Yes Enabling URL token validation Yes
Geo blocking Yes Yes
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Yes Creating and using Edge Dictionaries Yes
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Yes Authenticating before returning a request No
IP white/blacklisting Yes About Edge ACLs Yes

Support

Customer support Fastly Leaseweb
Documentation Yes Yes, public Yes Yes, public KB
Humans Yes Email support during business hours is free. Pay extra if you need more/better. Two paid plans available Yes 24/7 personal support via telephone and email.