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Leaseweb versus CacheFly

Easily compare Leaseweb and CacheFly 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 CacheFly
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. Launched in 2002, CacheFly developed the world's first TCP-anycast based content delivery network. CacheFly has a focus on optimizing the CDN for throughput and has steadily built out the network to now have ~40 POPs on 6 continents.

Products

Product Leaseweb CacheFly
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Partially Not available/supported
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Available/supported Available/supported
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) Available/supported Available/supported
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? Available/supported Available/supported
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Available/supported Available/supported
Image OptimizationAutomatic image compression/optimization Not available/supported Not available/supported
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain Not available/supported Not available/supported
WAFWeb Application Firewall Extra costs Not available/supported
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Extra costs Not available/supported
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs Not available/supported Not available/supported

Network

Region Leaseweb CacheFly
North America 6 11
Latin America 0 2
Europe 6 14
Russia & CIS 0 1
Asia, excl China 2 7
China 0 0
Oceania 0 3
Middle-East 0 4
Africa 0 1

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration Leaseweb CacheFly
Minimum contract term One month 1 month
Minimum monthly costs $49 $500
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests None Unknown
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred None None
NA/EU traffic (low volume) $0.06 per GB Unknown
APAC traffic (low volume) $0.06 per GB Unknown
LATAM traffic (low volume) $0.06 per GB Unknown

Features

Web acceleration Leaseweb CacheFly
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Not available/supported Leaseweb needs 1 business day to get you started Not available/supported
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Available/supported Instant Unknown
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Not available/supported No global Anycast Available/supported Global Anycast
HTTP/2 Available/supported Available/supported
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Not available/supported Unknown
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Available/supported Resend from origin or compress on the edge Resend from origin
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Available/supported HTTP and HTTPS Available/supported HTTP and HTTPS
tooltip Match client to edge request protocol is possible. Can't use an IP address.
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Available/supported Available/supported Set specific Host header value or forward value from client to edge request
Origin shieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Available/supported Available/supported
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Available/supported Extra costs FTP, SFTP, SCP, rsync. Storage costs apply
Cache control - CDN caching Partially Can set max-age override and set 404 caching TTL Available/supported Origin headers are honored. Can config overrides
Cache control - client caching Partially Available/supported Origin headers are forwarded to client
Serve stale CDN Guide: Serve staleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Partially CDN serves cached if origin is down Not available/supported
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Available/supported Instant most of the time Available/supported Instant
Purge - capabilities Partially Purge per file and purge all Partially Purge all but not purge by directory or tag or header
Analytics Available/supported Bandwidth, geo distribution and more Available/supported Near real-time, lots of metrics
Log files Partially One hour delay. Fetch via FTP Available/supported FTP, SCP, rsync
tooltip Logs are 24h delayed
API Available/supported Purge, analytics, configuration Partially Purge and analytics, not for configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection Leaseweb CacheFly
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Available/supported Free. SNI Available/supported Free
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Not available/supported Extra costs Custom pricing for each customer
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Available/supported Free. SNI Not available/supported
Token authentication Available/supported Available/supported
Geo blocking Available/supported Not available/supported
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Available/supported Available/supported
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Not available/supported Not available/supported
IP white/blacklisting Available/supported Not available/supported

Support

Customer support Leaseweb CacheFly
Documentation Available/supported Yes, public KB Available/supported Yes, public
Humans Available/supported 24/7 personal support via telephone and email. Available/supported All customers get 24/7 email and phone support