|Features||5 Cents CDN||Limelight|
|Purge All||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Instant Purge||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Control panel||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Origin Push||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Origin Pull||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Origin Shield||Fully supported||Not 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||Purge; Add, update and remove properties (Limelight Orchestrate Video API)|
|Custom CNAMEs||Fully supported|
|Shared SSL Certificates||Fully supported||Unknown|
|Custom SSL Certificates||Fully supported||Additional costs|
|Wildcard SSL Certificates||Not supported||Additional costs|
|Support||24⁄7 chat support, ticket support, answer in 15 minutes||24⁄7 Phone and Email support|
|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|
|Property||5 Cents CDN||Limelight|
|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|
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.
Limelight Networks is an Arizona-based CDN provider that owns and operates its own content delivery network. The company was founded in 2001 and has offices in the US, Europe and Asia.
Limelight offers regular CDN services for static content, website acceleration, video streaming (Limelight Orchestrate) and cloud storage. Some of the services in the Limelight portfolio came to be from a variety of acquisitions done by the company in the past. Acquired companies include AcceloWeb (website acceleration), Kiptronic (video) and Delve Networks (video).
In 2006, the CDN provider was sued by Akamai Technologies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and later by Level3 over alleged patent infringements. In 2015, after a long string of decisions, came an end to the back-and-forth between Akamai and Limelight: Limelight was held liable for direct infringement of an Akamai-held patent by the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. In response to the ruling, Limelight Networks (NASDAQ:LLNW) fell greatly.
As of today, Limelight is still fighting a portion of the August 2015 decision, prolonging an already long-standing dispute against Akamai.
Limelight serves, or has served notable customers such as Disney, EA Sports, MySpace, Harpo Productions, MTV, Nintendo, Heineken and Carrefour. With the exception of the latter two, these customers are seemingly no longer with Limelight.