5 Cents CDN compared to Level3

On this page you can find an overview of the features and pricing of 5 Cents CDN and Level3. We hope this helps you compare these two Content Delivery Networks. You can find additional tips that help you select the right CDN here.

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Fully supported Partially supported Additional costs Not supported Unknown
Features 5 Cents CDN Level3
PoPs 85 98
Purge All Fully supported Fully supported
Instant Purge Fully supported Not instant
Control panel Fully supported Fully supported
Origin Push Fully supported Fully supported
Origin Pull Fully supported Fully supported
Origin Shield Fully supported Fully supported
GZIP Compression Not supported Fully supported
Custom Rules Fully supported Fully supported
HTTP/2 Protocol Unknown Not supported
SPDY Protocol Unknown Not supported
Raw Access Logs Additional costs Fully supported
Real time statistics partially Fully supported
Online signup Fully supported Not supported
API Fully supported Unknown
Custom CNAMEs Fully supported Fully supported
Shared SSL Certificates Fully supported Fully supported
Custom SSL Certificates Fully supported Fully supported
Wildcard SSL Certificates Not supported Unknown
Support 247 chat support, ticket support, answer in 15 minutes
  • Email and Phone support
  • Level3’s CDN Enhanced Support (paid)
Video On Demand (VoD) Fully supported Fully supported
RTMP Streaming Fully supported Fully supported
Multiple CDNs Fully supported Not supported
CDN balancing tech Not supported Not supported
Storage Additional costs Additional costs

Pricing 5 Cents CDN vs Level3

5 Cents CDN Level3
Global flat fee $0.0143 per GB N/A
NA/EU Traffic (low volume) N/A N/A
NA/EU Traffic (high volume) N/A N/A
APAC Traffic N/A N/A
LATAM Traffic N/A N/A
Extra costs N/A N/A

5 Cents CDN Description

5 Cents CDN is based around the fact that their traffic pricing starts from 5 cents per GB. Additionally, they provide the users with a lot of control since you don’t need to sign a contract, or pay setup fees.

The company provides their multi-CDN network on the back of partnerships with other CDNs. These include StackPath, CDNetworks, Highwinds, and Limelight. They also have partnerships 2 DNS partners, and a Video Player partner amongst others.

LEVEL3 Description

Level3 Communications is an Internet Service Provider (ISP) and a provider of telecommunication services. The company was founded in 1885 and is currently headquartered in Colorado, in the United States. The Level3 brand is well-known; the company operates a large, physical network of the Internet and offers a wide range of networking services. Level3 is the network, and it owns a Tier 1 backbone and operates its own points-of-presence (PoPs). One notable customer of Level3 is Netflix.

Level3 has made some notable acquisitions, including companies such as Black Lotus (DDoS protection), TW Telecom (business Internet solutions), Genuity (AS1) and the CDN services business of Savvis - a subsidiary of CenturyLink that provides hosting and colocation services. The CDN was acquired in 2006 and is run by Level3 to this day. In 2016 Level3 has been acquired by CenturyLink.

Additional CDN-related services by Level3 include DDoS protection, SSL, Encryption, Geo Blocking, (live) video streaming and website acceleration.

Together with Fastly, CloudFlare, Highwinds, Akamai and EdgeCast, Level3 is part of the Google Cloud Platform CDN Interconnect program. The interconnection agreement between the backbones of both parties will benefit customers on both sides; traffic over these interconnects enjoys reduced latency and increased reliability compared to the public Internet. Clients using a Google Cloud origin receive a discount to their egress traffic when peering with Level3 or any other CDN that is part of the collaboration.

Level3 does not publish customer information. CDN overview has located some of customers of the CDN service, such as CloudVPS. We’ll keep the list updated.

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