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Gcore versus Leaseweb

Easily compare Gcore 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 Gcore Leaseweb
Short profile Gcore is a global CDN with a focus on gaming: "We expand the geographical presence of your game and speed up downloads for your players". Gcore is headquartered in Luxembourg and employs 400+ people. 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
  • Unknown = Unknown
Product Gcore 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 Live Streaming Yes
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Yes VoD Yes
Image OptimizationAutomatic image transformation/compression/optimization Sortof/partially No
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain Yes DNS No
WAFWeb Application Firewall Yes WAF Unknown
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Yes DDoS Protection Extra costs DDoS IP Protection
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs No Yes Private CDN
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers No Unknown

Network

Region Gcore Leaseweb
North America 15 6
Latin America 10 0
Europe 17 6
Russia & CIS 36 0
Asia excl. China 13 2
China 0 0
Oceania 2 0
Middle-East 10 0
Africa 3 0

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration Gcore Leaseweb
Minimum contract term None One month
Minimum monthly costs $25 $49
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests First 1 billion free, more cost $0.0075/million None
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred Yes None
NA/EU traffic (low volume) $0.025 per GB $0.06 per GB
APAC traffic (low volume) $0.025 per GB $0.06 per GB
LATAM traffic (low volume) $0.025 per GB $0.06 per GB

Features

  • Yes = Yes
  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Web acceleration Gcore 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 ~15 minutes Yes Instant
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Sortof/partially Custom solution (host your DNS zone ...) No No global Anycast
HTTP/2 Yes Yes
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Yes 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 Can be different from origin host Yes
Origin ShieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Extra costs Yes
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Unknown Yes
Cache control - CDN caching Yes Origin or CDN controlled Sortof/partially Can set max-age override and set 404 caching TTL
Cache control - client caching Yes Origin or CDN controlled Sortof/partially
Serve Stale CDN Guide: Serve StaleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Yes Always Online Sortof/partially CDN serves cached if origin is down
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Sortof/partially Purge Speed Yes Instant most of the time
Purge - capabilities Yes Purge all, directory, and by file type/pattern Sortof/partially Purge per file and purge all
Analytics Yes Many metrics, real-time updates Yes Bandwidth, geo distribution and more
Log files Extra costs Export logs to your storage. Logs are exported at the end of each hour. Sortof/partially One hour delay. Fetch via FTP
API Yes Purge, analytics, configuration Yes Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection Gcore Leaseweb
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Yes Yes Free. SNI
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate No No
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Yes Manage self in control panel Yes Free. SNI
Token authentication Yes Secure Token Yes
Geo blocking Yes Country Access Policy Yes
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Yes Referer Access Policy Yes
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content No No
IP white/blacklisting Yes IP Access Policy Yes

Support

Customer support Gcore Leaseweb
Documentation Yes Yes, public Yes Yes, public KB
Humans Yes Phone, chat and email support is free and available 24/7 Yes 24/7 personal support via telephone and email.