|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||24⁄7 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|
|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|
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 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.