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Leaseweb versus Gcore

Easily compare Leaseweb and Gcore 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 Gcore
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. 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.

Products

  • Yes = Yes
  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Unknown = Unknown
Product Leaseweb Gcore
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Sortof/partially Yes
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 Live Streaming
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Yes Yes VoD
Image OptimizationAutomatic image transformation/compression/optimization No Sortof/partially
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain No Yes DNS
WAFWeb Application Firewall Unknown Yes WAF
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Extra costs DDoS IP Protection Yes DDoS Protection
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs Yes Private CDN No
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers Unknown No

Network

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

Pricing

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

Features

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

Support

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