StackPath compared to Limelight

On this page you can find an overview of the features and pricing of StackPath and Limelight. 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 StackPath Limelight
PoPs 22 80+
Purge All Fully supported Fully supported
Instant Purge Fully supported Fully supported
Control panel Fully supported Fully supported
Origin Push Unknown Fully supported
Origin Pull Unknown Fully supported
Origin Shield Fully supported Not supported
GZIP Compression Fully supported Fully supported
Custom Rules Fully supported Fully supported
HTTP/2 Protocol Fully supported Not supported
SPDY Protocol Fully supported Not supported
Raw Access Logs Unknown Fully supported
Real time statistics Fully supported Fully supported
Online signup Fully supported Not supported
API Fully supported Purge; Add, update and remove properties (Limelight Orchestrate Video API)
Custom CNAMEs Unknown
Shared SSL Certificates Fully supported Unknown
Custom SSL Certificates Fully supported Additional costs
Wildcard SSL Certificates Not supported Additional costs
Support FAQ, Ticket, Chat support 247 Phone and Email support
Video On Demand (VoD) Unknown Fully supported
RTMP Streaming Unknown Fully supported
Multiple CDNs Not supported Not supported
CDN balancing tech Fully supported Not supported
Storage Not supported Additional costs

Pricing StackPath vs Limelight

StackPath Limelight
Global flat fee $0.06 to $0.02 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

StackPath Description

StackPath is a CDN provider head quartered in Dallas, Texas and has multiple offices across the U.S. StackPath was created after a large investment from ARBY Partners. Since then Stackpath has aqcuired Highwinds, and MaxCDN.

StackPath is highly focused on internet security as a CDN, and is positioned as a Security-as-a-Service providing many built-in options including a Web Application Firewall, DDoS mitigation, and many physical security measures at their data centers.

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.

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