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Limelight versus ArvanCloud

Easily compare Limelight and ArvanCloud 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 Limelight ArvanCloud
Short profile Limelight (NASDAQ: LLNW) has been a strong player in the CDN market since 2001. Limelight has a large, high-capacity network with POPs on many continents and offers digital content delivery, live and on-demand video, cloud security and edge computing services. ArvanCloud is global provider of cloud services, including CDN, Security and DNS. ArvanCloud wants to stand out in the CDN market with low pricing and excellent customer support. Their anycasted network has POPs on several continents. Later in 2020 a new POP will launch in Pakistan and ArvanCloud will expand its presence in India and Turkey.

Products

  • Yes = Yes
  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Unknown = Unknown
Product Limelight ArvanCloud
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Yes Web Acceleration Services Yes
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Yes Content Delivery Services Yes CDN
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) Yes Content Delivery Services Yes CDN
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? Yes Realtime and Live Streaming Yes Live Streaming
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Yes Video Delivery Services Yes Video Platform
Image OptimizationAutomatic image transformation/compression/optimization Extra costs Image Optimization optional Sortof/partially
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain Yes Managed DNS Services Yes Cloud DNS
WAFWeb Application Firewall Yes Web Application Firewall Yes Cloud Security
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Yes DDoS Attack Interceptor Yes Cloud Security
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs Yes Global Private CDN Yes
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers Yes Network-Enhanced Edge Compute No

Network

Region Limelight ArvanCloud
North America 20 3
Latin America 9 0
Europe 15 3
Russia & CIS 0 0
Asia excl. China 16 4
China 10 0
Oceania 3 1
Middle-East 9 5
Africa 3 0

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration Limelight ArvanCloud
Minimum contract term 12 months None
Minimum monthly costs Varies by product and service None
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests None $0.0014 per 10k requests
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred Yes $0.037 - $0.05 per GB
NA/EU traffic (low volume) Confidential, market competitive $0.037 per GB
APAC traffic (low volume) Confidential, market competitive $0.05 per GB
LATAM traffic (low volume) Confidential, market competitive Not applicable

Features

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  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Web acceleration Limelight ArvanCloud
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Yes Yes
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Sortof/partially A few minutes Yes Instant
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Extra costs Alias support optional Yes Anycasted network
HTTP/2 Yes Yes
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Yes Unknown
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Yes Resend from origin, or compress on edge Yes Resend from origin, or compress on edge
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Yes HTTP and HTTPS.
tooltip Match protocol
Yes HTTP and HTTPS.
tooltip IP address as origin is possible
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Yes Configure specific other Host header
tooltip CDN can also forward client request Host header to origin
Yes Configure specific other Host header
tooltip CDN can also forward client request Host header to origin
Origin ShieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Yes Self-service control No
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Extra costs Origin Storage. Upload via UI or API Extra costs Object Storage service. $0.023 per GB
Cache control - CDN caching Yes Yes
Cache control - client caching Yes Yes
Serve Stale CDN Guide: Serve StaleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Yes Sortof/partially Always Online feature can be turned on.
tooltip No Cache-Control extensions support
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Yes Instant Yes Purging takes ~10 seconds
Purge - capabilities Yes Purge by path, all, pattern, wildcard. Sortof/partially Purge all and purge by directory, but not by tag or header
Analytics Yes Yes Near real-time
tooltip Insight into Origin Server Response Time
Log files Extra costs Download logs via FTP, SFTP, rsync and scp
tooltip Delay is ~10 minutes
Sortof/partially Pushed to customer's syslog server in real-time
tooltip Free in paid plans
API Yes Purge, analytics, configuration, OVP, origin storage Yes Purge, analytics and configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection Limelight ArvanCloud
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Yes Free. SNI Yes
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Extra costs Yes Free. SNI
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Extra costs Yes Free. SNI. EV cert is possible
Token authentication Yes MediaVault. Highly customizable Yes
Geo blocking Yes IP access control by Geo and IP Extra costs Part of the Cloud Security product
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Yes MediaVault. Highly customizable No
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Yes MediaVault. Highly customizable No
IP white/blacklisting Yes MediaVault. Highly customizable Extra costs Part of the Cloud Security product

Support

Customer support Limelight ArvanCloud
Documentation Sortof/partially Yes, but not public Yes Yes, public and available in English and Persian/Farsi languages
Humans Yes All customers get 24/7 email and phone support. Customers who purchase Advanced Services have access to a designated Limelight Advanced Services team member. Yes Phone support is available. Service level depends on customer's price plan