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Medianova versus Leaseweb

Easily compare Medianova and Leaseweb 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 Medianova Leaseweb
Short profile Medianova is originally a Turkey CDN, but has grown to become a global player with a strong presence in the Middle-East and Europe. Medianova uses modern technologies like their patent pending Dockerized CDN Platform, BBR, Brotli and Anycast and offers a wide range of content delivery solutions from their 50+ data centers. 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.


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Product Medianova Leaseweb
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Yes Dynamic Site Acceleration Sortof/partially
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Yes Content Delivery and Optimization 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 Internet Live Streaming Yes
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Yes Video on Demand Yes
Image OptimizationAutomatic image transformation/compression/optimization Yes Image Optimization No
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain No No
WAFWeb Application Firewall Yes WAF Unknown
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Yes Extra costs DDoS IP Protection
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs Yes Private CDN Yes Private CDN
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers No Unknown


Region Medianova Leaseweb
North America 9 6
Latin America 1 0
Europe 11 6
Russia & CIS 1 0
Asia excl. China 1 2
China 0 0
Oceania 0 0
Middle-East 7 0
Africa 1 0


Pricing & contract duration Medianova Leaseweb
Minimum contract term 1 month One month
Minimum monthly costs Varies by product and service $49
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests Unknown None
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred Unknown None
NA/EU traffic (low volume) Confidential, market competitive $0.06 per GB
APAC traffic (low volume) Confidential, market competitive $0.06 per GB
LATAM traffic (low volume) Not applicable $0.06 per GB


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Web acceleration Medianova Leaseweb
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Yes No Leaseweb needs 1 business day to get you started
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Yes One to three minutes Yes Instant
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s):// Yes No No global Anycast
HTTP/2 Yes Yes
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? No No
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Yes Compress on the fly. Brotli support! Yes Resend from origin or compress on the 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 Can be different from origin host Yes
Origin ShieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Yes Yes
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Yes FTP, SFTP, Rsync Yes
Cache control - CDN caching Yes Sortof/partially Can set max-age override and set 404 caching TTL
Cache control - client caching Yes Sortof/partially
Serve Stale CDN Guide: Serve StaleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Yes Cache-Control extensions support Sortof/partially CDN serves cached if origin is down
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Yes Instant. Purge all may take up to 1 minute Yes Instant most of the time
Purge - capabilities Sortof/partially Purge file paths, purge all Sortof/partially Purge per file and purge all
Analytics Yes Near real-time Yes Bandwidth, geo distribution and more
Log files Yes Not by default, only on request Sortof/partially One hour delay. Fetch via FTP
API Yes Purge, analytics, configuration, encoding Yes Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection Medianova Leaseweb
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like Yes Free (not SNI) Yes Free. SNI
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate No No
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Yes SNI Yes Free. SNI
Token authentication Yes Yes
Geo blocking Yes Streaming Yes
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Yes Streaming Yes
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content No No
IP white/blacklisting Yes Streaming Yes


Customer support Medianova Leaseweb
Documentation Yes Yes, public Yes Yes, public KB
Humans Yes All customers get 24/7 email support with 3 minutes response time and access to Technical Account Managers Yes 24/7 personal support via telephone and email.