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Leaseweb versus AdvancedHosting

Easily compare Leaseweb and AdvancedHosting 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 Leaseweb AdvancedHosting
Short profile 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. AdvancedHosting provides dedicated servers, cloud servers, cloud storage, CDN, AnycastDNS, DevOps as a Service and domain registration since 2002. The CDN has ~25 POPs on 4 continents, supporting delivery of video and static assets.

Products

  • Yes = Yes
  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Unknown = Unknown
Product Leaseweb AdvancedHosting
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Sortof/partially No
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Yes Yes CDN for Static Content
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 CDN for Video
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Yes Yes CDN for Video
Image OptimizationAutomatic image transformation/compression/optimization No No
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain No Yes Anycast DNS
WAFWeb Application Firewall Unknown No
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Extra costs DDoS IP Protection No
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs Yes Private CDN No
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers Unknown No

Network

Region Leaseweb AdvancedHosting
North America 6 9
Latin America 0 2
Europe 6 9
Russia & CIS 0 1
Asia excl. China 2 3
China 0 0
Oceania 0 0
Middle-East 0 0
Africa 0 0

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration Leaseweb AdvancedHosting
Minimum contract term One month None
Minimum monthly costs $49 $0.01
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) $0.06 per GB $0.025 per GB or $0.5 per Mbps
APAC traffic (low volume) $0.06 per GB $0.025 per GB or $0.5 per Mbps
LATAM traffic (low volume) $0.06 per GB $0.025 per GB or $0.5 per Mbps

Features

  • Yes = Yes
  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Web acceleration Leaseweb AdvancedHosting
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. No Leaseweb needs 1 business day to get you started Yes
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Yes Instant Sortof/partially 2 to 3 minutes (video takes longer)
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com No No global Anycast No
HTTP/2 Yes Yes
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? No Yes
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Yes Resend from origin or compress on the edge Sortof/partially Resend from origin only
tooltip Does not compress on the edge
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Yes HTTP and HTTPS Yes HTTP and HTTPS
tooltip Video: only pull over HTTP
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Yes Yes Can be different from origin host
tooltip Video: only origin Host
Origin ShieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Yes Yes Free.
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Yes Extra costs $25/TB
Cache control - CDN caching Sortof/partially Can set max-age override and set 404 caching TTL Yes Origin or CDN controlled
Cache control - client caching Sortof/partially Yes Origin or CDN controlled
Serve Stale CDN Guide: Serve StaleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Sortof/partially CDN serves cached if origin is down Yes
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Yes Instant most of the time Sortof/partially A few minutes
Purge - capabilities Sortof/partially Purge per file and purge all Yes Purge specific files, purge all (not for VideoCDN)
Analytics Yes Bandwidth, geo distribution and more Sortof/partially Cache hit ratio and error rate not yet available
Log files Sortof/partially One hour delay. Fetch via FTP No Available on request (support ticket)
API Yes Purge, analytics, configuration Yes Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection Leaseweb AdvancedHosting
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Yes Free. SNI Yes
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate No Sortof/partially Let's Encrypt with auto-renewal. CDN handles all.
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Yes Free. SNI Yes Can be an EV certificate. Free.
Token authentication Yes Yes Antihotlink protection
Geo blocking Yes Sortof/partially VideoCDN only
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Yes Yes Set allow and/or block list.
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content No No
IP white/blacklisting Yes Sortof/partially VideoCDN only

Support

Customer support Leaseweb AdvancedHosting
Documentation Yes Yes, public KB Sortof/partially API docs and VoD API docs
Humans Yes 24/7 personal support via telephone and email. Yes Ticket system, Skype and email support is free.