LeaseWeb is a global Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider founded in 1997, and a daughter company of OCOM Group. LeaseWeb is a one-stop-shop for a wide range of Internet services such as colocation, cloud hosting, dedicated servers and a CDN solution.
The company is headquartered in Amsterdam, in the Netherlands.
LeaseWeb’s network includes 58 ‘PoPs’ and 6 ’SuperPoPs’. In CDN terms however it is the SuperPoPs that we consider to be the regular points-of-presence as we know them: servers where content is cached. The remaining 58 locations are networking PoPs where a request enters the LeaseWeb network, but no content is cached.
LeaseWeb hosts the European hub of the Wikimedia Foundation, as part of a €300,000 gift in kind to the foundation. The company was also one of the hosting providers of Megaupload, and in 2013 wiped 630 of their dedicated servers clean of Megaupload user data. LeaseWeb issued a statement explaining their decision, stating there were no requests to to access or retain the data for over a year, and that the company had been running and maintaining the servers at its own expense. Megaupload’s assets were seized by the U.S. government and it could not pay its hosting partners. Petabytes of data were lost forever, and the act is considered a scandal and a betrayal by Megaupload sympathisers. Megaupload’s main hosting partner Carpathia, decided to keep storing the servers at their own expense. While the Carpathia servers are disconnected and stored, the data so far seems protected from destruction.
Through their Community Outreach Project, LeaseWeb supports organisations that combat cybercrime and spam by offering free hosting services. In 2009 the company ran a pilot for preventive filtering of online child porn in cooperation with Swedish company NetClean, the Dutch Ministry of Justice and the Dutch Child Porn Hotline. While from a technological perspective LeaseWeb was pleased with the outcome, there were still some hurdles to be addressed in cooperation with the Dutch National Police Services Agency.
|Purge All||Feature fully supported by Leaseweb|
|Instant Purge||Feature partially supported by Leaseweb|
|Control panel||Feature fully supported by Leaseweb|
|Origin Push||Feature fully supported by Leaseweb|
|Origin Pull||Feature fully supported by Leaseweb|
|Origin Shield||Feature fully supported by Leaseweb|
|GZIP Compression||Feature fully supported by Leaseweb|
|Custom Rules||Feature fully supported by Leaseweb|
|HTTP/2 Protocol||Feature not supported by Leaseweb|
|SPDY Protocol||Unknown support for this feature by Leaseweb|
|Raw Access Logs||Feature fully supported by Leaseweb|
|Real time statistics||Feature fully supported by Leaseweb|
|Online signup||Feature not supported by Leaseweb|
|API||Purge, Statistics, Configuration Management|
|Custom CNAMEs||Unknown support for this feature by Leaseweb|
|Shared SSL Certificates||Feature fully supported by Leaseweb|
|Custom SSL Certificates||Additional costs may apply for this feature|
|Wildcard SSL Certificates||Additional costs may apply for this feature|
|Video On Demand (VoD)||Feature fully supported by Leaseweb|
|RTMP Streaming||Feature not supported by Leaseweb|
|Multiple CDNs||Feature not supported by Leaseweb|
|CDN balancing tech||Feature not supported by Leaseweb|
|Storage||Additional costs may apply for this feature|
Leaseweb has 2 pricing models:
The pay-as-you-go model starts with a package of around $53 per month and consists of:
The enterprise model is based on a commitment and is made up out of 2 variables:
|Global flat fee||N/A|
|NA/EU Traffic (low volume)||$0.049 per GB for commitment below 50TB|
|NA/EU Traffic (high volume)||$0.006 per GB for commitments above 3PB|
|APAC Traffic||$0.049 per GB for low volume, $0.038 for high volume|
Additional costs for requests after the first 500 million: