LightNode Kuwait City Intel Xeon Hourly Billing Cloud VPS Test and Review

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LightNode Kuwait City Intel Xeon Hourly Billing Cloud VPS Test and Review

Recently, we put the LightNode Kuwait City Hourly Billing Cheap Cloud VPS to the test. This server boasts an Intel Xeon Processor (Skylake, IBRS), a 2-core CPU, 4 GB RAM, 50 GB SSD storage, a 5 Mbps internet port, and an IPv4 address.

In our review, we checked its performance with various tests: the Basic Benchmark, Yabs, and Unix Benchmark for how well it performs, the Global Node Test to see the network speeds from different locations, and the Global Ping Test for checking how quickly it responds.

We also looked at media accessibility with The Media Unlock Test, connection quality with the CloudFlare Internet Test, and web performance using PageSpeed Insights and GTmetrix.

About LightNode

In the world of web hosting, LightNode has emerged as a game-changer. With its global presence in over 30 locations, it has revolutionized the concept of Virtual Private Server (VPS) hosting. Let’s delve into what makes LightNode stand out in the crowded market of hosting providers.

Firstly, LightNode offers NVMe SSD VPS hosting. NVMe, or Non-Volatile Memory Express, is a protocol designed specifically for SSDs. It provides faster data transfer rates compared to traditional SSDs, ensuring your website loads at lightning speed. This is a critical factor in today’s digital age, where every second counts.

Secondly, LightNode provides a robust infrastructure with 20+ data centers and 100+ POP nodes. This extensive network ensures that your website is always accessible, regardless of where your audience is. Moreover, LightNode’s 10Tbps backbone network and connections with over 300 operators further enhance its global reach.

In addition, LightNode offers a range of customizable configurations. Whether you need a basic setup with one vCPU, 2GB of RAM, 50GB of storage, or a more advanced configuration, LightNode has got you covered. The transparent cost structure ensures you only pay for what you use.

Furthermore, LightNode offers both Windows and Linux VPS hosting. This flexibility lets you choose the operating system that best suits your needs. Whether you’re a fan of the open-source nature of Linux or prefer the familiarity of Windows, LightNode has a solution for you.

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 @ 2294.608 MHz
 CPU Cache          : 16384 KB
 AES-NI             : ✓ Enabled
 VM-x/AMD-V         : ✓ Enabled
 Total Disk         : 50.0 GB (2.4 GB Used)
 Total Mem          : 3.8 GB (250.7 MB Used)
 System uptime      : 0 days, 0 hour 23 min
 Load average       : 0.27, 0.18, 0.12
 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           : Kuwait City / KW
 Region             : Al Asimah
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 I/O Speed(1st run) : 421 MB/s
 I/O Speed(2nd run) : 437 MB/s
 I/O Speed(3rd run) : 429 MB/s
 I/O Speed(average) : 429.0 MB/s
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Node Name        Upload Speed      Download Speed      Latency     
 Speedtest.net    5.07 Mbps         5.42 Mbps           214.45 ms   
 Los Angeles, US  5.04 Mbps         5.13 Mbps           252.23 ms   
 Dallas, US       5.32 Mbps         5.51 Mbps           220.25 ms   
 Montreal, CA     5.20 Mbps         5.14 Mbps           201.10 ms   
 Amsterdam, NL    5.27 Mbps         4.97 Mbps           137.88 ms   
 Shanghai, CN     4.98 Mbps         5.15 Mbps           380.24 ms   
 Mumbai, IN       5.13 Mbps         4.97 Mbps           177.99 ms   
 Singapore, SG    5.13 Mbps         5.12 Mbps           225.68 ms   
 Tokyo, JP        5.06 Mbps         4.90 Mbps           246.37 ms   
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Finished in        : 5 min 11 sec
 Timestamp          : 2024-03-28 08:45:56 CST

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

Basic System Information:
---------------------------------
Uptime     : 0 days, 0 hours, 29 minutes
Processor  : Intel Xeon Processor (Skylake, IBRS)
CPU cores  : 2 @ 2294.608 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       : LightNode-KW
Location   : Al Jahra, Muhafazat al Jahra' (JA)
Country    : Kuwait

fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50):
---------------------------------
Block Size | 4k            (IOPS) | 64k           (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 171.20 MB/s  (42.8k) | 383.43 MB/s   (5.9k)
Write      | 171.65 MB/s  (42.9k) | 385.45 MB/s   (6.0k)
Total      | 342.86 MB/s  (85.7k) | 768.89 MB/s  (12.0k)
           |                      |                     
Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 866.72 MB/s   (1.6k) | 961.88 MB/s    (939)
Write      | 912.78 MB/s   (1.7k) | 1.02 GB/s     (1.0k)
Total      | 1.77 GB/s     (3.4k) | 1.98 GB/s     (1.9k)

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 4.96 Mbits/sec  | 4.19 Mbits/sec  | 139 ms         
Eranium         | Amsterdam, NL (10G)       | 4.95 Mbits/sec  | 4.19 Mbits/sec  | 116 ms         
Telia           | Helsinki, FI (10G)        | 4.88 Mbits/sec  | 4.19 Mbits/sec  | 184 ms         
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | busy            | 4.09 Mbits/sec  | 221 ms         
Leaseweb        | Singapore, SG (10G)       | 4.92 Mbits/sec  | 4.19 Mbits/sec  | 182 ms         
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 4.77 Mbits/sec  | 4.19 Mbits/sec  | 260 ms         
Leaseweb        | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 4.87 Mbits/sec  | busy            | 182 ms         
Edgoo           | Sao Paulo, BR (1G)        | 4.71 Mbits/sec  | 4.19 Mbits/sec  | 288 ms         

Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test:
---------------------------------
Test            | Value                         
                |                               
Single Core     | 998                           
Multi Core      | 1774                          
Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v6/cpu/5495037

YABS completed in 34 min 12 sec

UnixBench: CPU Performance, A Score Higher is Better

Benchmark Run: Thu Mar 28 2024 09:25:50 - 09:53:56
2 CPUs in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       35645729.8 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                     5375.3 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               3340.5 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        498898.8 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          131893.5 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       1408904.5 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                              676078.4 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                  64797.4 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                               6743.6 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                   8536.3 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   1625.4 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                         405330.7 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   35645729.8   3054.5
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       5375.3    977.3
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       3340.5    776.9
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     498898.8   1259.8
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     131893.5    796.9
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    1408904.5   2429.1
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0     676078.4    543.5
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0      64797.4    162.0
Process Creation                                126.0       6743.6    535.2
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4       8536.3   2013.3
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       1625.4   2709.0
System Call Overhead                          15000.0     405330.7    270.2
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                         925.1

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Benchmark Run: Thu Mar 28 2024 09:53:56 - 10:22:03
2 CPUs in system; running 2 parallel copies of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       70717269.6 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                    10752.7 MWIPS (9.9 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               6077.1 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        852861.2 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          217956.7 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       2549639.8 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             1334256.7 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                 278825.8 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                              14620.9 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                  12765.0 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   1681.5 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                         741821.1 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   70717269.6   6059.7
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0      10752.7   1955.0
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       6077.1   1413.3
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     852861.2   2153.7
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     217956.7   1317.0
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    2549639.8   4395.9
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    1334256.7   1072.6
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     278825.8    697.1
Process Creation                                126.0      14620.9   1160.4
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4      12765.0   3010.6
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       1681.5   2802.5
System Call Overhead                          15000.0     741821.1    494.5
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        1737.2

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

Looking Glass

Test IPv4: 38.54.124.111

Global Node Test

 ## CDN Speedtest

 CacheFly : 478.43 KiB/s |    3.74 Mbps  | ping 157.996ms
 Gdrive   :   1.87 KiB/s |    0.01 Mbps  | ping  18.762ms


 ## North America Speedtest

 Softlayer, Washington, USA : 391.03 KiB/s |    3.05 Mbps  | ping 208.762ms
 SoftLayer, San Jose, USA   : 275.41 KiB/s |    2.15 Mbps  | ping 260.635ms
 SoftLayer, Dallas, USA     :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping error!
 Vultr, New Jersey, USA     : 256.26 KiB/s |    2.00 Mbps  | ping 163.837ms
 Vultr, Seattle, USA        : 184.13 KiB/s |    1.44 Mbps  | ping 242.792ms
 Vultr, Dallas, USA         : 425.53 KiB/s |    3.32 Mbps  | ping 199.206ms
 Vultr, Los Angeles, USA    : 251.99 KiB/s |    1.97 Mbps  | ping 235.281ms
 Ramnode, New York, USA     : 313.15 KiB/s |    2.45 Mbps  | ping 226.914ms
 Ramnode, Atlanta, USA      : 199.98 KiB/s |    1.56 Mbps  | ping 217.058ms


 ## Europe Speedtest

 Vultr, London, UK            : 511.21 KiB/s |    3.99 Mbps  | ping 119.911ms
 LeaseWeb, Frankfurt, Germany :  24.11 KiB/s |    0.19 Mbps  | ping 140.903ms
 Hetzner, Germany             :     357 B/s |      N/A       | ping 119.207ms
 Ramnode, Alblasserdam, NL    : 400.92 KiB/s |    3.13 Mbps  | ping 120.277ms
 Vultr, Amsterdam, NL         : 498.13 KiB/s |    3.89 Mbps  | ping 123.391ms
 EDIS, Stockholm, Sweden      :     309 B/s |      N/A       | ping 165.871ms
 OVH, Roubaix, France         :     412 B/s |      N/A       | ping 138.850ms
 Online, France               : 505.59 KiB/s |    3.95 Mbps  | ping 139.190ms
 Prometeus, Milan, Italy      :     294 B/s |      N/A       | ping 122.829ms


 ## Exotic Speedtest

 Sydney, Australia     : 215.99 KiB/s |    1.69 Mbps  | ping 343.032ms
 Lagoon, New Caledonia :     142 B/s |      N/A       | ping 467.944ms
 Hosteasy, Moldova     : 367.60 KiB/s |    2.87 Mbps  | ping 220.535ms
 Prima, Argentina      : 221.29 KiB/s |    1.73 Mbps  | ping error!


 ## Asia Speedtest

 SoftLayer, Singapore : 415.08 KiB/s |    3.24 Mbps  | ping 202.431ms
 Linode, Tokyo, Japan : 361.67 KiB/s |    2.83 Mbps  | ping 247.833ms
 Linode, Singapore    : 445.72 KiB/s |    3.48 Mbps  | ping 156.308ms
 Vultr, Tokyo, Japan  : 203.88 KiB/s |    1.59 Mbps  | ping 340.694ms


 Benchmark finished in 130 seconds

Global Latency Test

LightNode Kuwait City Intel Xeon Hourly Billing Cloud VPS Test and Review LightNode Kuwait City Intel Xeon Hourly Billing Cloud VPS Test and Review

Query: ping 38.54.124.91, interval: 5s, dense mode: no

Probing 38.54.124.91 – ARIN /24 AS138915 KAOPU-HK Kaopu – United States [hosting]

Media Unlock Test

 ** Test Starts At: Thu 28 Mar 2024 08:37:15 AM CST

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

============[ Multination ]============
 Dazn:                                  Yes (Region: US)
 HotStar:                               No
 Disney+:                               No
 Netflix:                               Yes (Region: KW)
 YouTube Premium:                       Yes (Region: HK)
 Amazon Prime Video:                    Yes (Region: KW)
 TVBAnywhere+:                          Yes
 iQyi Oversea Region:                   KW
 Viu.com:                               No
 YouTube CDN:                           GULFBRIDGE in Doha 
 Netflix Preferred CDN:                 London  
 Spotify Registration:                  No
 Steam Currency:                        USD
 ChatGPT:                               Yes
 Bing Region:                           XA
 Instagram Licensed Audio:              Yes
=======================================
No IPv6 Connectivity Found, Abort IPv6 Testing...

Testing Done! 

CloudFlare Internet Test

LightNode Kuwait City Intel Xeon Hourly Billing Cloud VPS Test and Review

PageSpeed Insights

LightNode Kuwait City Intel Xeon Hourly Billing Cloud VPS Test and Review

GTmetrix Performance

LightNode Kuwait City Intel Xeon Hourly Billing Cloud VPS Test and Review

Admin Control Panel

LightNode Kuwait City Intel Xeon Hourly Billing Cloud VPS Test and Review

To begin with, the Admin Control Panel is user-friendly. It allows you to manage instances, monitor performance, and adjust settings to optimize your hosting environment. This means you can keep track of resources and make necessary adjustments through the console.

LightNode’s Control Panel offers full admin access. This grants users optimal control, allowing for precise management of their hosting environment. Whether you’re a seasoned developer or a beginner, this feature ensures you have the needed control.

The Control Panel has pre-installed control panels for rapid project deployment. This means you can get your projects up and running quickly, saving you valuable time and effort.

Additionally, LightNode’s Control Panel is designed to be simple and efficient. Users can benefit from its user-friendly experience, making web hosting management a breeze.

Server Pricing

LightNode Kuwait City Intel Xeon Hourly Billing Cloud VPS Test and Review

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

Payments

LightNode supports a variety of payment methods. This includes major credit cards like Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and UnionPay. They also accept PayPal and Alipay. This wide range of options ensures that you can choose the payment method that suits you best.

Secondly, LightNode offers a safe and comfortable way to buy a VPS with a credit card. They follow strict security protocols to safeguard your credit card information. They utilize industry-standard encryption and take measures to ensure the privacy and security of your data.

Moreover, LightNode provides flexible hourly billing. This billing model means you only pay for the time you use it. This can save on hosting costs, allow you to scale up or down your VPS as needed, give you better control over your VPS, and allow you to cancel your VPS at any time.

In addition, LightNode offers diverse payment options, including credit card, PayPal, Alipay, and VietQR, as well as transparent pricing to ensure you have full control over your VPS expenses.

Coupon

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

Customer Support

LightNode’s Customer Support is a cornerstone of their service, ensuring that users receive the help they need when they need it. Let’s delve into the details.

1. LightNode provides dedicated customer support. This means that help is available whenever needed, from initial setup to troubleshooting. This commitment to customer service ensures that you can rely on LightNode for assistance when you encounter any issues.

2. LightNode has a dedicated support team is always ready to assist you with any issues. This team is well-trained and experienced, ensuring they can effectively solve your problems.

3. LightNode offers technical support through their email, [email protected]. You can contact them directly with any technical issues you may encounter.

Conclusion

Starting with the Basic Bench test, the VPS showed commendable I/O speeds averaging 429.0 MB/s, clearly landing in the “good” category as anything above 500MB/s is considered good. The upload and download speeds were consistent across various locations, staying around the 5 Mbps mark as expected from the server’s specifications. Next, the Yabs Performance Bench reported impressive disk speeds with read/write operations peaking at 1.77 GB/s for mixed operations, demonstrating excellent performance, especially with block sizes 512k and 1m.

The Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test further solidified the VPS’s commendable performance, scoring 998 in Single Core and 1774 in Multi-Core, indicating a good performance level for the server. Lastly, the UnixBench scores were truly revealing, with an overall index score of 1737.2 in a dual-CPU configuration, highlighting the VPS’s robust processing capabilities across various tasks, from system calls to shell script execution.

In conclusion, the LightNode Kuwait City Cloud VPS is a reliable, powerful option for those seeking a cost-effective solution without compromising performance. The server’s consistently good I/O speeds, exceptional mixed read/write disk speeds, and strong CPU performance benchmarks demonstrate its capability to handle diverse computing needs. Whether for web hosting, media streaming, or complex computational tasks, this VPS is equipped to deliver impressive results.

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

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