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Leaseweb versus Incapsula

Easily compare Leaseweb and Incapsula 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 Incapsula
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. Incapsula launched in 2009 and is a security-first CDN, with DDoS mitigation and Web Application Firewall services, as well as CDN-acceleration features like dynamic content caching & smart content optimization. Incapsula comes integrated with load balancing and failover solutions.

Products

Product Leaseweb Incapsula
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 Not available/supported
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Available/supported Not available/supported
Image OptimizationAutomatic image compression/optimization Not available/supported Available/supported
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain Not available/supported Partially
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 Unknown

Network

Region Leaseweb Incapsula
North America 6 10
Latin America 0 1
Europe 6 9
Russia & CIS 0 1
Asia, excl China 2 4
China 0 0
Oceania 0 3
Middle-East 0 1
Africa 0 0

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration Leaseweb Incapsula
Minimum contract term One month 1 month
Minimum monthly costs $49 $0
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests None None
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred None None
NA/EU traffic (low volume) $0.06 per GB No volume charge
APAC traffic (low volume) $0.06 per GB No volume charge
LATAM traffic (low volume) $0.06 per GB No volume charge

Features

Web acceleration Leaseweb Incapsula
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 Anycasted network (regional)
HTTP/2 Available/supported Available/supported FAQ
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 Compress on the edge
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Available/supported HTTP and HTTPS Available/supported HTTP and HTTPS.
tooltip Can be IP address
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Available/supported Available/supported Can configure specific other Host header.
tooltip Forward client request Host header is possible
Origin shieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Available/supported Extra costs
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 Granular control/override rules possible
Cache control - client caching Partially Available/supported Granular control/override rules possible
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 Partially
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, by directory, by file extension
Analytics Available/supported Bandwidth, geo distribution and more Available/supported Real time perf and security events dashboard
Log files Partially One hour delay. Fetch via FTP Available/supported Available via UI, API, or full SIEM integration
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API Available/supported Purge, analytics, configuration Available/supported Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection Leaseweb Incapsula
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 Not in Free plan. Included in all other plans
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Available/supported Free. SNI Available/supported Included in Business and Enterprise plans
Token authentication Available/supported Not available/supported
Geo blocking Available/supported 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 Available/supported Two Factor Authentication
IP white/blacklisting Available/supported Available/supported IP address/ranges/subnets, self-service in UI

Support

Customer support Leaseweb Incapsula
Documentation Available/supported Yes, public KB Available/supported Yes, public
Humans Available/supported 24/7 personal support via telephone and email. Available/supported Free plan has community support, all paid plans offer email support, Enterprise gets 24/7 phone support