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Leaseweb versus SwiftServe

Easily compare Leaseweb and SwiftServe 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 SwiftServe
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. SwiftServe CDN, operated by Conversant, has a strong POP presence in Asia and especially Indonesia. Their services include web acceleration, file download optimisation, video on demand (VoD) and live streaming. Conversant operates the largest CDN Federation in Asia.

Products

Product Leaseweb SwiftServe
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Partially Partially
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 Available/supported

Network

Region Leaseweb SwiftServe
North America 6 2
Latin America 0 0
Europe 6 1
Russia & CIS 0 0
Asia, excl China 2 20
China 0 1
Oceania 0 0
Middle-East 0 0
Africa 0 1

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration Leaseweb SwiftServe
Minimum contract term One month 12 months
Minimum monthly costs $49 Unknown
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 Unknown
APAC traffic (low volume) $0.06 per GB Unknown
LATAM traffic (low volume) $0.06 per GB Unknown

Features

Web acceleration Leaseweb SwiftServe
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 Partially 15 minutes
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 Not available/supported
HTTP/2 Available/supported Not available/supported
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Not available/supported Not 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 Partially Can't configure specific other Host header
Origin shieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Available/supported Not available/supported
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Available/supported Partially FTP or upload in portal. Storage costs apply
Cache control - CDN caching Partially Can set max-age override and set 404 caching TTL Available/supported Set override caching rules. Per file type.
Cache control - client caching Partially Available/supported
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 Up to 15 minutes
Purge - capabilities Partially Purge per file and purge all Partially Purge file, all and by directory
Analytics Available/supported Bandwidth, geo distribution and more Partially Updated daily or hourly (premium)
tooltip No metrics per config/zone
Log files Partially One hour delay. Fetch via FTP Extra costs Logs are daily
API Available/supported Purge, analytics, configuration Available/supported Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection Leaseweb SwiftServe
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Available/supported Free. SNI Not available/supported
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Not available/supported Extra costs
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Available/supported Free. SNI Not available/supported
Token authentication Available/supported Available/supported
Geo blocking Available/supported Available/supported
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Available/supported Not available/supported
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Not available/supported Not available/supported
IP white/blacklisting Available/supported Available/supported

Support

Customer support Leaseweb SwiftServe
Documentation Available/supported Yes, public KB Partially Yes, but not public
Humans Available/supported 24/7 personal support via telephone and email. Available/supported All customers get email support. 24/7 phone support is available (costs extra)