Leaseweb CDN First Anniversary: We’ve only just begun!

What a year! Successfully launching a brand new CDN service from scratch in such a competitive environment has been a tremendous achievement. And now the Leaseweb CDN team is looking forward to presenting you with yet more new features next year as we continuously improve it. We’re really excited to see how much we’ve accomplished […]

Sneaky P2P tactics with video delivery

Hello Leaseweb Blog readers, Lawton Cheney here, writing to you this month about the debatable practice of peer-delivery (P2P) distribution applications in the online video streaming market. Yes, I said peer-to-peer. And no, we are not going to “party like it’s 1999” with Napster. What we have for a quick discussion here, is an Internet […]

Why you need a cookie-less domain

Any website needs a cookie-less domain. This (sub)domain is typically called “static”. It is used to serve Javascript, CSS, images and other static content. The reason for static content to be on a cookie-less domain is that it makes the content load faster. This argument may be counter intuitive, since cookies are small and you […]

NoSQL in CDN

Whenever we build a new CDN SuperPoP or improve the infrastructure in another way, we constantly think about how to keep our systems scalable. You see, we did not just ‘create a CDN’. We created a CDN that can compete with the big players in the market. Therefore, we built it with big numbers on […]

How we built SuperPoPs for our next generation CDN

Earlier this week, we announced the first expansion of our CDN infrastructure. When we launched Leaseweb CDN back in June, we were serving 18 Gbps of data traffic. Since then, we have attracted new customers, pushing bandwidth usage to 150 Gbps. To support this growth, we had to significantly expand our infrastructure using SuperPoPs. Now, […]

Leaseweb launches the next generation of CDN

Due to the exponential increase of traffic in current web industries―for example, video on demand, live video, and online gaming―today’s Internet user requires an advanced technology to deliver this content as fast as possible, in the most reliable way. That’s where a Content Delivery Network (CDN) comes into play.

NGINX chooses Leaseweb as preferred infrastructure partner

NGINX, the open source web server developer, today announced that it has named Leaseweb, a leading hosting provider, as its preferred infrastructure partner. By bringing together the speed and flexibility of one of the world’s top web server software with Leaseweb’s first-class global infrastructure services, the two companies will further enhance the quality of their […]

TCP, SPDY and Leaseweb

Looking back on the past decade, the speed of the internet has made major progress, with many of the limitations removed through the years. A 50-100 Mbps connection at home is nothing extraordinary anymore, while hardware became cheaper and cheaper. But even with the fastest PC and the fastest internet connection, there is usually a […]

Leaseweb offers free CDN to its beta test customers

The Leaseweb development team is working around-the-clock, eagerly preparing and testing the latest customer offering, our new Content Delivery Network (CDN) provision. Interested in seeing what the Leaseweb CDN can do for you? We are currently offering two months of free traffic to customers wishing to beta test our service. Mozilla (creator of popular browser […]