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Leaseweb versus Fastly

Easily compare Leaseweb and Fastly 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 Fastly
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. 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.

Products

Product Leaseweb Fastly
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Partially 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 Available/supported
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain Not available/supported Not available/supported
WAFWeb Application Firewall Extra costs Available/supported
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Extra costs Available/supported
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs Not available/supported Available/supported

Network

Region Leaseweb Fastly
North America 6 17
Latin America 0 5
Europe 6 7
Russia & CIS 0 0
Asia, excl China 2 6
China 0 0
Oceania 0 6
Middle-East 0 1
Africa 0 2

Pricing

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

Features

Web acceleration Leaseweb Fastly
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Not available/supported Leaseweb needs 1 business day to get you started Available/supported
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Available/supported Instant Available/supported Instant!
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 IPs are available
HTTP/2 Available/supported Available/supported
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Not available/supported Available/supported IPv6 at Fastly
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Available/supported Resend from origin or compress on the edge Resend from origin or compress on edge. Brotli!
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Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Available/supported HTTP and HTTPS Available/supported HTTP and HTTPS
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Available/supported Available/supported Can be different from origin host
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 Not available/supported
Cache control - CDN caching Partially Can set max-age override and set 404 caching TTL Available/supported Full and granular control
Cache control - client caching Partially Available/supported Full and granular control
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 Available/supported Cache-Control extensions support
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 Available/supported Purge all and by key
Analytics Available/supported Bandwidth, geo distribution and more Available/supported Real-time!
Log files Partially One hour delay. Fetch via FTP Available/supported Real-time streaming of logs to your server
API Available/supported Purge, analytics, configuration Available/supported Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection Leaseweb Fastly
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 $100/m per FQDN, $275/m for wildcard domain
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Available/supported Free. SNI Extra costs EV cert possible.
Token authentication Available/supported Available/supported Enabling URL token validation
Geo blocking Available/supported Available/supported
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Available/supported Available/supported Creating and using Edge Dictionaries
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Not available/supported Available/supported Authenticating before returning a request
IP white/blacklisting Available/supported Available/supported About Edge ACLs

Support

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