LightNode Colombia Bogota Hourly Billing Cheap Cloud VPS Test and Review

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LightNode Colombia Bogota Hourly Billing Cheap Cloud VPS Test and Review

This time, we’ll review the affordable, Hourly-Billed Cloud VPS Server from LightNode, located in Bogota, Colombia. Powering this server is an Intel Xeon Processor (with Skylake technology and IBRS feature). It offers 2 cores of CPU power, 4 GB of RAM, 50 GB of SSD storage, and a fast 100 Mbps Internet port. It also includes 1 TB of monthly data transfer and a single IPv4 address.

We’re going to put this server through its paces with a set of comprehensive tests:

1. The Basic Benchmark, Yabs, and Unix Benchmark tests: These fundamental tests provide key information about the server’s core performance.
2. The Global Node Test: This broad network test gives us a deep understanding of the server’s connectivity with the larger internet world.
3. The Global Ping Test: Test the server’s speed and responsiveness by measuring latency (or delay time in data transfer).

For a more complete perspective, we are also going to conduct:

1. The Media Unlock Test: This gauges the server’s ability to access content in various geographical regions.
2. The CloudFlare Internet Test: Helps assess the server’s internet connection quality.
3. Web performance evaluations with PageSpeed Insights and GTmetrix Performance: These services rate how quickly websites load and run on the server.

By delving into these thorough examinations, you’ll gain a clear and detailed understanding of the server’s overall performance.

About LightNode

LightNode is a dynamic cloud computing service designed to help you decrease your IT costs, increase your operational efficiency, and free up resources so that you can focus on innovating your core business. They offer various services, including Elastic Compute Service and a convenient Virtual Servers (VPS) rental service.

With LightNode, you can access over 30 VPS locations worldwide, ensuring your business benefits from high-quality, high-performance cloud servers. They offer flexible billing, with options for both hourly and monthly payments, making it an economically smart choice for businesses. Moreover, LightNode relies on 100% KVM Virtualization, an open-source technology native to Linux that promotes efficient resource use.

One standout feature of LightNode is its robust, wide-reaching infrastructure. They boast over 20 data centers and 100 connection points (PoP nodes), supported by a sturdy 10Tbps Backbone Network. LightNode’s connections span over 300 operators, all aimed at guaranteeing reliable and high-speed service for their users.

When it comes to cost, LightNode is very competitive. For example, renting a Windows VPS server costs $7.7 per month. They also offer a diverse range of configurations to match various requirements. As an illustration, you can obtain a setup featuring 1 vCPU, 2GB of computing power, 50 GB of storage, and 2000 GB network coverage, starting at just $8.7.

Customer service is also a key pillar at LightNode. They provide an extensive documentation center to guide users through the platform and configuration steps. Additionally, they provide speed tests to assist users in selecting the optimal VPS location for their unique needs.

Official Website: https://www.LightNode.com

BasicBench: Server Profile, I/O Speed, Upload and Download Speed

 CPU Model          : Intel Xeon Processor (Skylake, IBRS)
 CPU Cores          : 2 @ 2494.144 MHz
 CPU Cache          : 16384 KB
 AES-NI             : Enabled
 VM-x/AMD-V         : Enabled
 Total Disk         : 50.0 GB (1.9 GB Used)
 Total Mem          : 3.8 GB (80.7 MB Used)
 System uptime      : 0 days, 0 hour 10 min
 Load average       : 0.02, 0.01, 0.00
 OS                 : Debian GNU/Linux 11
 Arch               : x86_64 (64 Bit)
 Kernel             : 5.10.0-12-amd64
 TCP CC             : bbr
 Virtualization     : KVM
 IPv4/IPv6          : Online / Offline
 Organization       : AS138915 Kaopu Cloud HK Limited
 Location           : San Antonio del Tequendama / CO
 Region             : Cundinamarca
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 I/O Speed(1st run) : 551 MB/s
 I/O Speed(2nd run) : 626 MB/s
 I/O Speed(3rd run) : 634 MB/s
 I/O Speed(average) : 603.7 MB/s
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Node Name        Upload Speed      Download Speed      Latency     
 Speedtest.net    104.56 Mbps       79.85 Mbps          66.50 ms    
 Los Angeles, US  105.53 Mbps       99.94 Mbps          111.85 ms   
 Dallas, US       106.96 Mbps       98.87 Mbps          95.26 ms    
 Montreal, CA     101.31 Mbps       98.02 Mbps          100.03 ms   
 Paris, FR        103.08 Mbps       113.79 Mbps         306.69 ms   
 Amsterdam, NL    108.60 Mbps       99.16 Mbps          151.52 ms   
 Shanghai, CN     102.62 Mbps       99.51 Mbps          255.07 ms   
 Chongqing, CN    9.90 Mbps         2.78 Mbps           305.03 ms   
 Guangzhou, CN    105.67 Mbps       111.83 Mbps         317.17 ms   
 Hongkong, CN     93.87 Mbps        80.02 Mbps          352.43 ms   
 Mumbai, IN       98.74 Mbps        98.05 Mbps          420.58 ms   
 Singapore, SG    98.06 Mbps        111.40 Mbps         357.88 ms   
 Tokyo, JP        104.29 Mbps       36.21 Mbps          230.82 ms   
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Finished in        : 7 min 15 sec
 Timestamp          : 2023-10-16 13:55:32 CST

YabsBench: Disk Speed, iperf3 Network Speed, Geekbench 6 Benchmark

Basic System Information:
---------------------------------
Uptime     : 0 days, 0 hours, 19 minutes
Processor  : Intel Xeon Processor (Skylake, IBRS)
CPU cores  : 2 @ 2494.144 MHz
AES-NI     : ✔ Enabled
VM-x/AMD-V : ✔ Enabled
RAM        : 3.8 GiB
Swap       : 0.0 KiB
Disk       : 50.0 GiB
Distro     : Debian GNU/Linux 11 (bullseye)
Kernel     : 5.10.0-12-amd64
VM Type    : KVM
IPv4/IPv6  : ✔ Online / ❌ Offline

IPv4 Network Information:
---------------------------------
ISP        : Africa on Cloud
ASN        : AS328608 Africa on Cloud
Host       : CloudInnovation
Location   : Hong Kong, Central and Western District (HCW)
Country    : Hong Kong

fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50):
---------------------------------
Block Size | 4k            (IOPS) | 64k           (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 141.44 MB/s  (35.3k) | 770.68 MB/s  (12.0k)
Write      | 141.81 MB/s  (35.4k) | 774.74 MB/s  (12.1k)
Total      | 283.26 MB/s  (70.8k) | 1.54 GB/s    (24.1k)
           |                      |                     
Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 803.01 MB/s   (1.5k) | 1.08 GB/s     (1.0k)
Write      | 845.68 MB/s   (1.6k) | 1.15 GB/s     (1.1k)
Total      | 1.64 GB/s     (3.2k) | 2.24 GB/s     (2.1k)

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 93.8 Mbits/sec  | 79.9 Mbits/sec  | 149 ms         
Scaleway        | Paris, FR (10G)           | busy            | 92.7 Mbits/sec  | 159 ms         
NovoServe       | North Holland, NL (40G)   | 80.6 Mbits/sec  | 80.6 Mbits/sec  | 311 ms         
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 75.6 Mbits/sec  | 62.0 Mbits/sec  | 292 ms         
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 99.2 Mbits/sec  | 94.6 Mbits/sec  | 80.1 ms        
Clouvider       | Dallas, TX, US (10G)      | busy            | 32.3 Mbits/sec  | 437 ms         
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | busy            | 33.2 Mbits/sec  | 343 ms         

Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test:
---------------------------------
Test            | Value                         
                |                               
Single Core     | 922                           
Multi Core      | 1655                          
Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v6/cpu/3104715

YABS completed in 15 min 5 sec

UnixBench: CPU Performance, A score higher is better

Benchmark Run: Mon Oct 16 2023 14:33:05 - 15:01:11
2 CPUs in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       35809303.1 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                     5385.2 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               3926.0 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        569764.9 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          148525.4 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       1871631.8 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                              752083.4 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                  63739.4 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                               8487.2 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                   9904.7 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   1861.6 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                         429081.6 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   35809303.1   3068.5
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       5385.2    979.1
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       3926.0    913.0
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     569764.9   1438.8
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     148525.4    897.4
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    1871631.8   3227.0
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0     752083.4    604.6
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0      63739.4    159.3
Process Creation                                126.0       8487.2    673.6
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4       9904.7   2336.0
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       1861.6   3102.6
System Call Overhead                          15000.0     429081.6    286.1
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        1036.5

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Benchmark Run: Mon Oct 16 2023 15:01:11 - 15:29:18
2 CPUs in system; running 2 parallel copies of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       71408325.2 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                    10766.2 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               7025.7 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        959587.9 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          250632.0 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       3177727.3 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             1489608.8 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                 323236.0 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                              16529.7 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                  14768.2 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   1951.0 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                         807174.3 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   71408325.2   6119.0
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0      10766.2   1957.5
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       7025.7   1633.9
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     959587.9   2423.2
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     250632.0   1514.4
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    3177727.3   5478.8
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    1489608.8   1197.4
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     323236.0    808.1
Process Creation                                126.0      16529.7   1311.9
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4      14768.2   3483.1
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       1951.0   3251.7
System Call Overhead                          15000.0     807174.3    538.1
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        1951.1

======= Script description and score comparison completed! ======= 

Looking Glass

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Global Node Test

 ## CDN Speedtest

 CacheFly :  11.09 MiB/s |   88.76 Mbps  | ping   0.719ms
 Gdrive   :   8.11 MiB/s |   64.85 Mbps  | ping   0.998ms


 ## North America Speedtest

 Softlayer, Washington, USA : 269.96 KiB/s |    2.11 Mbps  | ping 296.228ms
 SoftLayer, San Jose, USA   : 361.24 KiB/s |    2.82 Mbps  | ping 351.054ms
 SoftLayer, Dallas, USA     :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping error!
 Vultr, New Jersey, USA     : 703.57 KiB/s |    5.50 Mbps  | ping  80.166ms
 Vultr, Seattle, USA        :   6.99 MiB/s |   55.90 Mbps  | ping 133.728ms
 Vultr, Dallas, USA         :   8.54 MiB/s |   68.34 Mbps  | ping  95.554ms
 Vultr, Los Angeles, USA    :   7.95 MiB/s |   63.61 Mbps  | ping 109.025ms
 Ramnode, New York, USA     :   3.49 MiB/s |   27.91 Mbps  | ping 161.819ms
 Ramnode, Atlanta, USA      :   1.91 MiB/s |   15.27 Mbps  | ping 305.732ms


 ## Europe Speedtest

 Vultr, London, UK            :   6.78 MiB/s |   54.28 Mbps  | ping 148.802ms
 LeaseWeb, Frankfurt, Germany :  11.57 KiB/s |    0.09 Mbps  | ping 320.656ms
 Hetzner, Germany             : 327.92 KiB/s |    2.56 Mbps  | ping 170.028ms
 Ramnode, Alblasserdam, NL    :   3.23 MiB/s |   25.85 Mbps  | ping 162.642ms
 Vultr, Amsterdam, NL         :   6.70 MiB/s |   53.58 Mbps  | ping 157.010ms
 EDIS, Stockholm, Sweden      :     274 B/s |      N/A       | ping 189.266ms
 OVH, Roubaix, France         :     205 B/s |      N/A       | ping 309.914ms
 Online, France               :   5.06 MiB/s |   40.51 Mbps  | ping 159.572ms
 Prometeus, Milan, Italy      :     188 B/s |      N/A       | ping 163.792ms


 ## Exotic Speedtest

 Sydney, Australia     :   3.13 MiB/s |   25.07 Mbps  | ping 290.217ms
 Lagoon, New Caledonia :     119 B/s |      N/A       | ping 307.521ms
 Hosteasy, Moldova     :   2.41 MiB/s |   19.27 Mbps  | ping 188.678ms
 Prima, Argentina      :   1.02 MiB/s |    8.14 Mbps  | ping error!


 ## Asia Speedtest

 SoftLayer, Singapore : 810.41 KiB/s |    6.33 Mbps  | ping 289.429ms
 Linode, Tokyo, Japan :   1.62 MiB/s |   12.93 Mbps  | ping 240.964ms
 Linode, Singapore    :   1.02 MiB/s |    8.14 Mbps  | ping 334.609ms
 Vultr, Tokyo, Japan  :   4.93 MiB/s |   39.40 Mbps  | ping 236.880ms


 Benchmark finished in 146 seconds

Global Latency Test

LightNode Colombia Bogota Hourly Billing Cheap Cloud VPS Test and Review LightNode Colombia Bogota Hourly Billing Cheap Cloud VPS Test and Review

Query: ping 154.223.16.9, interval: 5s, dense mode: no

Probing 154.223.16.9 – AFRINIC /20 AS328608 Africa-on-Cloud – Hong Kong

Media Unlock Test

 ** Test Starts At: Mon 16 Oct 2023 02:26:59 PM CST

 ** Checking Results Under IPv4 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: Kaopu Cloud HK Limited (154.223.*.*) 

============[ Multination ]============
 Dazn:                                  Yes (Region: HK)
 HotStar:                               No
 Disney+:                               No
 Netflix:                               Originals Only
 YouTube Premium:                       Yes (Region: ZA)
 Amazon Prime Video:                    Yes (Region: HK)
 TVBAnywhere+:                          No
 iQyi Oversea Region:                   HK
 Viu.com:                               Yes (Region: HK)
 YouTube CDN:                           Bogota 
 Netflix Preferred CDN:                 Associated with [Edgeuno SAS] in [Bogota ]
 Spotify Registration:                  No
 Steam Currency:                        HKD
 ChatGPT:                               Yes
=======================================
No IPv6 Connectivity Found, Abort IPv6 Testing...

Testing Done! 

CloudFlare Internet Test

LightNode Colombia Bogota Hourly Billing Cheap Cloud VPS Test and Review

PageSpeed Insights

LightNode Colombia Bogota Hourly Billing Cheap Cloud VPS Test and Review

GTmetrix Performance

LightNode Colombia Bogota Hourly Billing Cheap Cloud VPS Test and Review

Admin Control Panel

LightNode Colombia Bogota Hourly Billing Cheap Cloud VPS Test and Review

The server admin console of LightNode is designed to be user-friendly and comprehensive, allowing you to manage your servers effectively. Here are some key features:

  • Host Deployment: You can select a regional availability zone, a mirror, computing resources (CPU and memory), network resources (line type, billing method, and configuration), and storage resources. The default system disk is 50 GB; you can select additional data disks according to your business needs.
  • Administrator Settings: Optionally, you can set administrator settings and bind a security group. After confirming your settings, you can deploy the host.
  • Console Page: After logging in, you can go to the console page, select ‘Product – Host,’ click ‘Create Host,’ and enter the host configuration information page.
  • Select a Mirror: LightNode supports system, application, and custom images. System images include CentOS, Ubuntu, Windows, and Debian. Application images include WordPress and BT-panel.
  • Choose Computing Resources: The default model is universal. You can choose from the provided computing configuration combinations.
  • Choose a Web Resource: Different regions support different network lines. All regions support Pay-by-traffic and Pay-by-bandwidth. You can choose the corresponding billing type according to your business needs.
  • Choose Storage Resources: You can add a corresponding number of data disks according to business requirements. A single host is limited to 3 data disks. The maximum size of a single data disk is 500 GB.

You will have full server administrative rights and remote desktop access. You can install any software you like and manage your server independently. By default, a clean OS is installed without additional packages, but you will have full root/admin rights to install any additional software you need.

Please note that this information is based on the documentation provided by LightNode and may vary depending on the specific server or service you are using.

Server Pricing

LightNode Colombia Bogota Hourly Billing Cheap Cloud VPS Test and Review

Official Website: https://www.LightNode.com

Payments

LightNode supports various payment methods for its services. Here are the details:

  • PayPal: Users must pay in US dollars, and the platform directly credits the account in US dollars. This method is suitable for global users.
  • Alipay: When Alipay is used for payment, users must pay in RMB, credited to the account in US dollars. This method is suitable for customers in mainland China.
  • Credit Card: LightNode accepts payments with UnionPay, U.S. Postal Savings, Master, Visa, and other cards. This method is suitable for global customers.

When paying with a bank card for the first time, you must fill in the corresponding billing and card information. Please be assured that LightNode does not record and store any card information.

After entering the platform, you can view your account status and balance on the “Finance” – “Payment” page. The account status can be “Normal,” “Arrearage,” or “Lock,” depending on your account balance and arrearage duration.

You can also view your recharge record by switching to “Recharge Record” by the label at the top of the payment page.

Coupon

Newly registered users can get up to $20 as a bonus for the first recharge.

Customer Support

LightNode is committed to providing excellent customer service. Here are some key features of their customer service:

  • 24/7 Support: LightNode provides 24-hour customer service. This ensures you can get help whenever needed, regardless of your time zone.
  • Contact Methods: You can email LightNode’s technical support team at [email protected]. They also provide a contact number: +852 94159695.
  • Experience: LightNode has over ten years of experience in product, operation maintenance, and service, serving over 100,000 customers.
  • Documentation: LightNode provides a comprehensive documentation center to guide users through the platform and configuration.
  • Live Chat: If you have questions, you can talk directly with them.

Please note that this information is based on the documentation provided by LightNode and may vary depending on the specific server or service you are using. It’s always best to check their official website for the most accurate and up-to-date information.

Conclusion

The server demonstrated impressive specifications in our review of the affordable, hourly-billed Cloud VPS Server from LightNode, based in Bogota, Colombia. It showcases its power with an Intel Xeon Processor and Skylake technology, coupled with 2 CPU cores, 4 GB of RAM, 50 GB of SSD storage, a swift 100 Mbps Internet port, 1 TB of data transfer per month, and a single IPv4 address.

One of the primary tests, the Basic Bench, offered read and write speeds averaging around 603.7 MB/s. Our global latency checks showed strong connection speeds in major cities, including Los Angeles, Dallas, Montreal, Amsterdam, and Singapore. The response time ranged from as low as 66.5 ms in Speedtest.net to a maximum of 420.58 ms in Mumbai. The internet speed reached 108.60 Mbps for upload and 113.79 Mbps for download, providing a robust performance.

The Yabs Performance Bench put forth exceptional results with mixed Read/Write speeds reaching a maximum of 2.24 GB/s. The Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test resulted in a single-core score of 922 and a multi-core score of 1655, indicating a good balance of performance. The UnixBench showed a promising performance with a score of 1036.5 and 1951.1 in one and two CPU tests, respectively, which suggests great capacity for multitasking and processing efficiency.

Regarding media access, the Media Unlock Test showed some limitations in accessibility. The VPS server could efficiently unlock Dazn (Region: HK), YouTube Premium (Region: ZA), and Amazon Prime Video (Region: HK), while it faltered to unlock HotStar, Disney+, TVBAnywhere+, and Spotify Registration.

LightNode’s Bogota-based VPS server demonstrated strong network performance and impressive processing power. Although it did show some limitations in media access, with mixed results on various platforms, the server’s great balance in performance and adaptability can make it an excellent choice for many businesses. Its Hourly-Billed Cloud VPS service offers value for money, and given the affordable cost, it’s a commendable contender for those looking for performance on a budget.

Official Website: https://www.LightNode.com

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