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Leaseweb versus G-Core Labs

Easily compare Leaseweb and G-Core Labs 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 G-Core Labs
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. G-Core Labs is a global CDN with a strong POP map in Russia and CIS. They acquired SkyparkCDN in 2017. G-Core Labs is headquartered in Luxembourg, with offices in Moscow, Minsk and Perm.

Products

Product Leaseweb G-Core Labs
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Partially Unknown
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 Available/supported
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Extra costs Available/supported
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs Not available/supported Not available/supported

Network

Region Leaseweb G-Core Labs
North America 6 7
Latin America 0 1
Europe 6 11
Russia & CIS 0 15
Asia, excl China 2 4
China 0 0
Oceania 0 1
Middle-East 0 2
Africa 0 0

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration Leaseweb G-Core Labs
Minimum contract term One month Unknown
Minimum monthly costs $49 $250
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests None None
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred None Unknown
NA/EU traffic (low volume) $0.06 per GB $0.05 per GB
APAC traffic (low volume) $0.06 per GB $0.05 per GB
LATAM traffic (low volume) $0.06 per GB $0.05 per GB

Features

Web acceleration Leaseweb G-Core Labs
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 ~30 seconds
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 Partially Custom solution (host your DNS zone ...)
HTTP/2 Available/supported Available/supported
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Not available/supported Available/supported
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
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 Currently in beta
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Available/supported Extra costs
Cache control - CDN caching Partially Can set max-age override and set 404 caching TTL Partially Origin headers are inherited
Cache control - client caching Partially Partially Origin headers are inherited
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
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Available/supported Instant most of the time Partially A few minutes
Purge - capabilities Partially Purge per file and purge all Available/supported Purge all, directory and file type
Analytics Available/supported Bandwidth, geo distribution and more Available/supported Many metrics, real-time updates
Log files Partially One hour delay. Fetch via FTP Available/supported Real-time streaming of logs to your server (Syslog)
API Available/supported Purge, analytics, configuration Available/supported Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection Leaseweb G-Core Labs
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Available/supported Free. SNI Available/supported
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Not available/supported Available/supported
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Available/supported Free. SNI Available/supported Manage self in control panel
Token authentication Available/supported Available/supported Secure Token
Geo blocking Available/supported Available/supported Country Access Policy
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Available/supported Available/supported Referer Access Policy
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Not available/supported Not available/supported
IP white/blacklisting Available/supported Available/supported IP Access Policy

Support

Customer support Leaseweb G-Core Labs
Documentation Available/supported Yes, public KB Available/supported Yes, public
Humans Available/supported 24/7 personal support via telephone and email. Available/supported Phone, chat and email support is free and available 24/7