Limelight compared to CDNlion

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

Fully supported Partially supported Additional costs Not supported Unknown
Features Limelight CDNlion
PoPs 80+ 248
Purge All Fully supported Fully supported
Instant Purge Fully supported Unknown
Control panel Fully supported Fully supported
Origin Push Fully supported Fully supported
Origin Pull Fully supported Fully supported
Origin Shield Not supported Not supported
GZIP Compression Fully supported Fully supported
Custom Rules Fully supported Not supported
HTTP/2 Protocol Not supported Not supported
SPDY Protocol Not supported Not supported
Raw Access Logs Fully supported Unknown
Real time statistics Fully supported Fully supported
Online signup Not supported Fully supported
API Purge; Add, update and remove properties (Limelight Orchestrate Video API) Unknown
Custom CNAMEs Not supported
Shared SSL Certificates Unknown Fully supported
Custom SSL Certificates Additional costs Additional costs
Wildcard SSL Certificates Additional costs Additional costs
Support 247 Phone and Email support Email support
Video On Demand (VoD) Fully supported Fully supported
RTMP Streaming Fully supported Not supported
Multiple CDNs Not supported Not supported
CDN balancing tech Not supported Fully supported
Storage Additional costs Not supported

Pricing Limelight vs CDNlion

Limelight CDNlion
Global flat fee N/A 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
  • US & Canada: $49 per TB / $0,049 per GB
  • Europe: $49 per TB / $0,049 per GB
  • Asia: $119 per TB / $0,119 per GB
  • South America: $179 per TB / $0,179 per GB
  • Australia: $199 per TB / $0,199 per GB
  • Africa: $699 per TB / $0,699 per GB

LIMELIGHT Description

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.

CDNLION Description

CDNlion is a Czech CDN provider founded in 2013. The team is headquartered in Prague and has sales offices in the US, UK and South Korea.

Present on six continents and with 248 points-of-presence, the company has a global reach that is built on top of OnApp’s federated CDN platform. There are a few providers in the overview that are similar to CDNlion, that all use the OnApp infrastructure - these are CDN77, CDNify, CDNsun and CDN.net.

CDNlion supports online sign-up and customers can use a 7-day free trial to get acquainted with the service.

CDNlion offers both content push and pull, free shared SSL, and loadbalancing technology. As with most CDNs, their services integrates well with a variety of CMS systems such as Drupal, Joomla, WordPress, cPanel, W3 Total Cache and Magento.

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