LightNode Chile Santiago Hourly Billing Cheap Cloud VPS Test and Review

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LightNode Chile Santiago Hourly Billing Cheap Cloud VPS Test and Review

We will try out the budget-friendly, pay-as-you-go Chile Santiago VPS from LightNode. It has a modern Intel Xeon Processor with this setup: 2-core CPU, 4 GB of memory, 50 GB SSD, fast 100 Mbps net connection, enough data for most at 1 TB, and an IPv4 address.

We’ll run it through many checks: quick benchmarks for the basics, Yabs and Unix Benchmarks to see what it can handle, and network tests that look at connection speeds globally. We’ll also measure how long it takes to send data with the Global Ping Test.

We’ll do the Media Unlock Test to check if it can stream regional content. To judge how it links up with CloudFlare’s services, there’s the CloudFlare Internet Test. And for how speedy and smooth it loads websites, we’ll use PageSpeed Insights and GTmetrix.

About LightNode

LightNode is a global provider of Virtual Private Server (VPS) hosting services in over 30 locations worldwide. It is known for its high performance, low latency, and highly available Cloud VPS.

The company’s services are built on a robust infrastructure that includes computing, storage, network, and security resources. This self-developed infrastructure demonstrates LightNode’s commitment to innovation and technological advancement.

One of the key features of LightNode is its NVMe SSD VPS Hosting. NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) is a communications interface and driver that defines a command set and feature set for PCIe-based SSDs.

It’s designed to capitalize on solid-state storage devices’ low latency and internal parallelism. By offering NVMe SSD VPS Hosting, LightNode ensures that its customers benefit from fast data transfer rates, improving the performance of their websites and applications.

LightNode offers a variety of plans to cater to different needs. These plans vary regarding vCPU, memory, storage, and network capacity. This flexibility allows customers to choose a plan that fits their requirements and budget.

In addition to its VPS hosting services, LightNode also offers a range of tools to help customers manage their servers. These include custom images, firewall groups, and snapshots. Custom images allow customers to create new instances from a deployed instance or snapshot, reducing the time of repeated deployment.

Firewall groups help protect the infrastructure and define the services visible on the LightNode. Snapshots are on-demand disk images of the LightNode that customers can keep indefinitely and use to roll back or create new images.

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 @ 2494.146 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 (81.2 MB Used)
 System uptime      : 0 days, 0 hour 3 min
 Load average       : 0.13, 0.04, 0.01
 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           : Santiago / CL
 Region             : Santiago Metropolitan
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 I/O Speed(1st run) : 161 MB/s
 I/O Speed(2nd run) : 134 MB/s
 I/O Speed(3rd run) : 270 MB/s
 I/O Speed(average) : 188.3 MB/s
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 Node Name        Upload Speed      Download Speed      Latency     
 Speedtest.net    103.48 Mbps       97.65 Mbps          0.72 ms     
 Los Angeles, US  102.30 Mbps       100.34 Mbps         186.82 ms   
 Dallas, US       103.80 Mbps       101.19 Mbps         147.94 ms   
 Montreal, CA     106.72 Mbps       99.54 Mbps          149.20 ms   
 Paris, FR        108.30 Mbps       113.79 Mbps         196.65 ms   
 Amsterdam, NL    100.18 Mbps       102.18 Mbps         209.91 ms   
 Shanghai, CN     100.19 Mbps       93.25 Mbps          330.38 ms   
 Hongkong, CN     4.44 Mbps         0.35 Mbps           320.71 ms   
 Mumbai, IN       99.98 Mbps        105.48 Mbps         307.32 ms   
 Singapore, SG    104.05 Mbps       104.86 Mbps         356.15 ms   
 Tokyo, JP        104.16 Mbps       100.61 Mbps         262.29 ms   
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Finished in        : 6 min 38 sec
 Timestamp          : 2023-11-29 09:19:36 CST

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

Uptime     : 0 days, 0 hours, 13 minutes
Processor  : Intel Xeon Processor (Skylake, IBRS)
CPU cores  : 2 @ 2494.146 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        : Kaopu Cloud HK Limited
ASN        : AS138915 Kaopu Cloud HK Limited
Host       : Kaopucloud-CL
Location   : San Diego, California (CA)
Country    : United States

fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50) (Partition /dev/vda1):
---------------------------------
Block Size | 4k            (IOPS) | 64k           (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 115.78 MB/s  (28.9k) | 1.21 GB/s    (19.0k)
Write      | 116.09 MB/s  (29.0k) | 1.22 GB/s    (19.1k)
Total      | 231.88 MB/s  (57.9k) | 2.44 GB/s    (38.1k)
           |                      |                     
Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 1.57 GB/s     (3.0k) | 1.56 GB/s     (1.5k)
Write      | 1.65 GB/s     (3.2k) | 1.67 GB/s     (1.6k)
Total      | 3.23 GB/s     (6.3k) | 3.24 GB/s     (3.1k)

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 91.4 Mbits/sec  | 59.4 Mbits/sec  | 182 ms         
Scaleway        | Paris, FR (10G)           | busy            | 54.3 Mbits/sec  | 205 ms         
NovoServe       | North Holland, NL (40G)   | 89.4 Mbits/sec  | 38.3 Mbits/sec  | 209 ms         
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | busy            | 39.2 Mbits/sec  | 356 ms         
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 94.2 Mbits/sec  | 62.8 Mbits/sec  | 140 ms         
Clouvider       | Dallas, TX, US (10G)      | 84.2 Mbits/sec  | 23.0 Mbits/sec  | 259 ms         
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 95.2 Mbits/sec  | 81.3 Mbits/sec  | 138 ms         

Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test:
---------------------------------
Test            | Value                         
                |                               
Single Core     | 625                           
Multi Core      | 1123                          
Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v6/cpu/3767349

YABS completed in 18 min 13 sec

UnixBench: CPU Performance, A score higher is better

Benchmark Run: Wed Nov 29 2023 09:51:38 - 10:19:46
2 CPUs in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       17809838.4 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                     4399.6 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               2780.9 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        406522.6 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          110104.3 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       1132833.2 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                              594861.1 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                  48643.5 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                               5563.3 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                   6104.6 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   1168.6 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                         367346.8 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   17809838.4   1526.1
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       4399.6    799.9
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       2780.9    646.7
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     406522.6   1026.6
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     110104.3    665.3
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    1132833.2   1953.2
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0     594861.1    478.2
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0      48643.5    121.6
Process Creation                                126.0       5563.3    441.5
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4       6104.6   1439.8
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       1168.6   1947.6
System Call Overhead                          15000.0     367346.8    244.9
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                         717.4

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Benchmark Run: Wed Nov 29 2023 10:19:46 - 10:47:56
2 CPUs in system; running 2 parallel copies of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       34490503.4 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                     8846.6 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               4673.1 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        671685.4 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          177243.0 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       2095451.5 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             1173634.8 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                 212603.4 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                              11435.3 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                   9040.3 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   1188.1 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                         685389.6 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   34490503.4   2955.5
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       8846.6   1608.5
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       4673.1   1086.8
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     671685.4   1696.2
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     177243.0   1071.0
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    2095451.5   3612.8
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    1173634.8    943.4
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     212603.4    531.5
Process Creation                                126.0      11435.3    907.6
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4       9040.3   2132.2
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       1188.1   1980.2
System Call Overhead                          15000.0     685389.6    456.9
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        1326.8

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

Looking Glass

Test IPv4: 38.54.20.86

Global Node Test

 ## CDN Speedtest

 CacheFly :  11.60 MiB/s |   92.80 Mbps  | ping   0.363ms
 Gdrive   :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping   0.792ms


 ## North America Speedtest

 Softlayer, Washington, USA :   4.44 MiB/s |   35.55 Mbps  | ping 130.029ms
 SoftLayer, San Jose, USA   :   3.21 MiB/s |   25.71 Mbps  | ping 175.808ms
 SoftLayer, Dallas, USA     :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping error!
 Vultr, New Jersey, USA     : 387.09 KiB/s |    3.02 Mbps  | ping 140.686ms
 Vultr, Seattle, USA        :   6.62 MiB/s |   52.92 Mbps  | ping 171.623ms
 Vultr, Dallas, USA         :   7.62 MiB/s |   60.97 Mbps  | ping 134.280ms
 Vultr, Los Angeles, USA    :   7.48 MiB/s |   59.83 Mbps  | ping 153.973ms
 Ramnode, New York, USA     :   5.63 MiB/s |   45.02 Mbps  | ping 117.029ms
 Ramnode, Atlanta, USA      :   8.31 MiB/s |   66.45 Mbps  | ping 102.484ms


 ## Europe Speedtest

 Vultr, London, UK            :   6.09 MiB/s |   48.71 Mbps  | ping 210.211ms
 LeaseWeb, Frankfurt, Germany :  14.63 KiB/s |    0.11 Mbps  | ping 224.431ms
 Hetzner, Germany             :     125 B/s |      N/A       | ping 209.612ms
 Ramnode, Alblasserdam, NL    :   2.71 MiB/s |   21.67 Mbps  | ping 205.530ms
 Vultr, Amsterdam, NL         :   6.75 MiB/s |   54.01 Mbps  | ping 205.321ms
 EDIS, Stockholm, Sweden      :     194 B/s |      N/A       | ping 222.322ms
 OVH, Roubaix, France         :     254 B/s |      N/A       | ping 211.026ms
 Online, France               :   5.64 MiB/s |   45.14 Mbps  | ping 205.374ms
 Prometeus, Milan, Italy      :     174 B/s |      N/A       | ping 221.741ms


 ## Exotic Speedtest

 Sydney, Australia     :   2.37 MiB/s |   18.94 Mbps  | ping 301.515ms
 Lagoon, New Caledonia :     149 B/s |      N/A       | ping 394.780ms
 Hosteasy, Moldova     :   1.47 MiB/s |   11.77 Mbps  | ping 248.176ms
 Prima, Argentina      :  10.93 MiB/s |   87.41 Mbps  | ping error!


 ## Asia Speedtest

 SoftLayer, Singapore : 113.75 KiB/s |    0.89 Mbps  | ping 372.762ms
 Linode, Tokyo, Japan :   1.44 MiB/s |   11.53 Mbps  | ping 259.309ms
 Linode, Singapore    :   1.16 MiB/s |    9.29 Mbps  | ping 319.691ms
 Vultr, Tokyo, Japan  :   3.77 MiB/s |   30.14 Mbps  | ping 275.222ms


 Benchmark finished in 148 seconds

Global Latency Test

LightNode Chile Santiago Hourly Billing Cheap Cloud VPS Test and Review LightNode Chile Santiago Hourly Billing Cheap Cloud VPS Test and Review

Query: ping 38.54.20.44, interval: 5s, dense mode: no

Probing 38.54.20.44 – ARIN /24 AS138915 KAOPU-HK Kaopu – Chile

Media Unlock Test

 ** Test Starts At: Wed 29 Nov 2023 09:46:34 AM CST

 ** Checking Results Under IPv4 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: Kaopu Cloud HK (38.54.*.*) 

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

Testing Done! 

CloudFlare Internet Test

LightNode Chile Santiago Hourly Billing Cheap Cloud VPS Test and Review

PageSpeed Insights

LightNode Chile Santiago Hourly Billing Cheap Cloud VPS Test and Review

GTmetrix Performance

LightNode Chile Santiago Hourly Billing Cheap Cloud VPS Test and Review

Admin Control Panel

LightNode Chile Santiago Hourly Billing Cheap Cloud VPS Test and Review

LightNode’s Admin Control Panel is designed to be user-friendly and efficient, allowing users to manage their VPS easily. Here are some of its key features:

  • Easy Instance Launch: The control panel lets users quickly launch a new instance from any device. This feature is handy for users needing to deploy multiple instances quickly.
  • Performance Monitoring: Users can monitor the performance and uptime of their servers directly from the control panel. This includes tracking metrics like bandwidth and CPU usage.
  • Firewall Configuration: The control panel provides an interface for configuring firewalls and adding rules. This feature helps users secure their servers and manage network traffic effectively.
  • Resource Management: Users can keep track of their resources and make necessary adjustments through the console. This feature helps users optimize their server usage and manage costs.
  • Real-Time Display of Arrears: The control panel provides a real-time display of arrears, helping users manage their finances effectively.

LightNode’s Admin Control Panel provides a comprehensive set of tools for managing VPS hosting, making it a powerful resource for users of all skill levels.

Server Pricing

LightNode Chile Santiago Hourly Billing Cheap Cloud VPS Test and Review

LightNode’s services are billed hourly and monthly, giving customers flexibility and control over costs. This pricing model, combined with the company’s high-quality services, makes LightNode a cost-effective choice for businesses of all sizes.

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

Payments

LightNode offers a variety of payment methods to cater to its global customer base. Here are the key details:

PayPal: This is a widely used online payment system that allows users to make payments in US dollars. It’s suitable for global users.

Alipay: This is a popular payment platform in China. When using Alipay, users pay in RMB and are credited to the account in US dollars. This method is particularly suitable for customers in mainland China.

Credit Cards: LightNode accepts payments from major credit cards, including UnionPay, U.S. Postal Savings, Master, and Visa. This method is suitable for global customers. Users must fill in the corresponding billing and card information when paying with a bank card for the first time.

LightNode ensures the security of its users’ information. It does not record or store any card information. The company also provides a real-time display of arrears in the Admin Control Panel, helping users manage their finances effectively.

Coupon

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

Customer Support

LightNode provides a comprehensive customer support system to ensure that users can get help when needed. Here are some key features of their customer support:

24-Hour Customer Service: LightNode offers 24-hour customer service. No matter what your problem is, you can contact their customer service team for help.

Multiple Channels: You can contact LightNode’s customer service team through various channels, including tickets, online chat, or email. This ensures that you can choose the method that is most convenient for you.

Experienced Team: LightNode’s customer service team has over ten years of experience in product, operation maintenance, and service. This means that they have the knowledge and skills to help you resolve any issues you may encounter.

Large Customer Base: LightNode’s customer service team serves over 100,000 customers. This demonstrates their ability to handle many inquiries and issues effectively.

Conclusion

Regarding basic performance, the server’s storage speed showed it can handle data decently, with read and write speeds averaging 188.3 MB/s. This means the server can manage a mix of tasks without significant slowdowns.

When looking at network capabilities, the VPS performed admirably across multiple locations worldwide, maintaining upload speeds around the 100 Mbps mark, with download speeds to match. However, a notable exception was in Hong Kong, where the performance significantly dropped. Latency, or delay, was also good in several locations, but it increased when dealing with servers farther away, like in Asia.

The server shone in more rigorous testing. The mixed read/write tests showed speeds over 2 GB/s, indicating it can handle demanding data operations. Additionally, Geekbench scores reflected solid CPU performance, particularly in multi-core tasks.

The results were impressive in UnixBench tests, which measure a system’s overall performance. The index score jumped hugely when running parallel tests, showing the VPS can efficiently leverage its two-core CPU.

Lastly, when looking at media service availability, the VPS passed with flying colors for most services, indicating it’s a good choice if your goal is to access content from Chile. However, it couldn’t unlock some services, like Disney+, and had limitations with Netflix, only showing original content.

In summary, LightNode’s Chile Santiago VPS offers remarkable value for its price. It’s a strong performer in basic operations and more complex tasks, making it a reliable option for various uses. The server’s ability to access regional content makes it attractive for users who need a presence in Chile.

However, potential users should consider the drop in performance in regions like Hong Kong and the limitations of certain streaming services.

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

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