LightNode France Marseille Intel Xeon VPS Hosting Test and Review

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LightNode France Marseille Intel Xeon VPS Hosting Test and Review

When setting up a blog or forum, the LightNode France Marseille Intel Shared vCPU Cloud Instance stands out for its quick deployment capabilities, especially with pre-supported apps like WordPress. We put this server through a series of tough tests to see how well it performs under pressure, and here’s what we found.

This server is powered by an Intel Xeon Processor (Skylake, IBRS). It has 2 CPU Cores/4 GB RAM/50 GB Storage/1 TB Traffic /1x IPv4. Networking is suitable for international routes to optimize overseas user access. With the flexible configuration at a low price, you can create more robust websites and applications for your customers at a lower cost than other hosting providers.

Official website: https://www.lightnode.com

About LightNode

LightNode is a VPS hosting provider that offers fast and reliable service. They have more than 24 locations worldwide, and their hourly billing makes it easy to use their VPS server flexibly. LightNode has received positive reviews for its fast, stable servers and responsive and helpful support team.

They have over 20 locations worldwide and offer hourly and monthly billing options. Their console provides various functions for host management, including VNC, instance on/off, host restart, host change, system reinstallation, password reset, and server release. They also offer a simple control panel to easily deploy web applications.

LightNode offers flexible pricing options for their VPS hosting service. They do not have a free version or offer a free trial. They offer hourly and monthly billing options with transparent costs. For example, a VPS with 1 vCPU, 2GB of RAM, 50GB of storage, and 2000GB of network traffic costs $8.7 monthly.

Basic Bench

 CPU Model          : Intel Xeon Processor (Skylake, IBRS)
 CPU Cores          : 2 @ 2294.612 MHz
 CPU Cache          : 16384 KB
 AES-NI             : Enabled
 VM-x/AMD-V         : Enabled
 Total Disk         : 50.0 GB (1.8 GB Used)
 Total Mem          : 3.8 GB (75.4 MB Used)
 System uptime      : 0 days, 0 hour 1 min
 Load average       : 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
 OS                 : Debian GNU/Linux 11
 Arch               : x86_64 (64 Bit)
 Kernel             : 5.10.0-12-amd64
 TCP CC             : bbr
 Virtualization     : KVM
 Organization       : AS138915 Kaopu Cloud HK Limited
 Location           : Marseille / FR
 Region             : Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
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 I/O Speed(1st run) : 241 MB/s
 I/O Speed(2nd run) : 277 MB/s
 I/O Speed(3rd run) : 248 MB/s
 I/O Speed(average) : 255.3 MB/s
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 Node Name        Upload Speed      Download Speed      Latency     
 Speedtest.net    100.68 Mbps       97.76 Mbps          9.50 ms     
 Los Angeles, US  105.33 Mbps       99.11 Mbps          150.96 ms   
 Dallas, US       105.75 Mbps       98.82 Mbps          118.92 ms   
 Montreal, CA     102.43 Mbps       97.56 Mbps          95.28 ms    
 Paris, FR        100.69 Mbps       97.88 Mbps          9.56 ms     
 Amsterdam, NL    100.87 Mbps       97.91 Mbps          25.66 ms    
 Shanghai, CN     109.34 Mbps       98.61 Mbps          204.23 ms   
 Nanjing, CN      105.82 Mbps       99.32 Mbps          241.21 ms   
 Guangzhou, CN    28.39 Mbps        11.90 Mbps          236.89 ms   
 Singapore, SG    103.25 Mbps       100.42 Mbps         238.83 ms   
 Tokyo, JP        103.19 Mbps       100.79 Mbps         223.54 ms   
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 Finished in        : 5 min 32 sec
 Timestamp          : 2023-05-30 16:06:58 CST

Looking Glass

Marseille Test IPv4: 38.54.122.55

Yabs Performance Bench

IPv4 Network Information:
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ISP        : Kaopu Cloud HK Limited
ASN        : AS138915 Kaopu Cloud HK Limited
Host       : LightNode-FR
Location   : Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (PAC)
Country    : France

fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50):
---------------------------------
Block Size | 4k            (IOPS) | 64k           (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 177.43 MB/s  (44.3k) | 1.08 GB/s    (16.9k)
Write      | 177.89 MB/s  (44.4k) | 1.08 GB/s    (17.0k)
Total      | 355.32 MB/s  (88.8k) | 2.17 GB/s    (33.9k)
           |                      |                     
Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 1.33 GB/s     (2.5k) | 1.35 GB/s     (1.3k)
Write      | 1.40 GB/s     (2.7k) | 1.44 GB/s     (1.4k)
Total      | 2.73 GB/s     (5.3k) | 2.80 GB/s     (2.7k)

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 104 Mbits/sec   | 97.8 Mbits/sec  | 17.1 ms        
Scaleway        | Paris, FR (10G)           | 104 Mbits/sec   | 97.9 Mbits/sec  | 10.4 ms        
NovoServe       | North Holland, NL (40G)   | 104 Mbits/sec   | 97.5 Mbits/sec  | 25.3 ms        
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 99.0 Mbits/sec  | 90.0 Mbits/sec  | 100 ms         
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 99.2 Mbits/sec  | busy            | 87.1 ms        
Clouvider       | Dallas, TX, US (10G)      | 93.1 Mbits/sec  | 91.0 Mbits/sec  | 155 ms         
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | busy            | busy            | 162 ms         

Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test:
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Test            | Value                         
                |                               
Single Core     | 962                           
Multi Core      | 1700                          
Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v6/cpu/1425025

YABS completed in 11 min 38 sec

Summarize

LightNode France Marseille Intel Xeon VPS Hosting Test and Review LightNode France Marseille Intel Xeon VPS Hosting Test and Review

Global Node Test

## CDN Speedtest

 CacheFly :  11.15 MiB/s |   89.22 Mbps  | ping  10.557ms
 Gdrive   :   9.75 MiB/s |   77.98 Mbps  | ping   0.513ms


 ## North America Speedtest

 Softlayer, Washington, USA :   7.35 MiB/s |   58.81 Mbps  | ping  87.661ms
 SoftLayer, San Jose, USA   :   2.14 MiB/s |   17.11 Mbps  | ping 145.426ms
 SoftLayer, Dallas, USA     :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping error!
 Vultr, New Jersey, USA     : 680.59 KiB/s |    5.32 Mbps  | ping  87.824ms
 Vultr, Seattle, USA        :   7.02 MiB/s |   56.19 Mbps  | ping 152.341ms
 Vultr, Dallas, USA         :   8.08 MiB/s |   64.66 Mbps  | ping 149.976ms
 Vultr, Los Angeles, USA    :   6.61 MiB/s |   52.89 Mbps  | ping 151.508ms
 Ramnode, New York, USA     :   6.37 MiB/s |   51.00 Mbps  | ping  82.153ms
 Ramnode, Atlanta, USA      :   6.48 MiB/s |   51.85 Mbps  | ping  96.275ms


 ## Europe Speedtest

 Vultr, London, UK            :  11.35 MiB/s |   90.79 Mbps  | ping  17.181ms
 LeaseWeb, Frankfurt, Germany :  11.24 MiB/s |   89.94 Mbps  | ping  20.731ms
 Hetzner, Germany             :   4.38 MiB/s |   35.04 Mbps  | ping  28.687ms
 Ramnode, Alblasserdam, NL    :  11.28 MiB/s |   90.22 Mbps  | ping  23.398ms
 Vultr, Amsterdam, NL         :  11.21 MiB/s |   89.68 Mbps  | ping  23.328ms
 EDIS, Stockholm, Sweden      :     516 B/s |      N/A       | ping  39.779ms
 OVH, Roubaix, France         :   3.62 KiB/s |    0.03 Mbps  | ping  16.145ms
 Online, France               :  11.55 MiB/s |   92.37 Mbps  | ping  10.292ms
 Prometeus, Milan, Italy      :   2.99 KiB/s |    0.02 Mbps  | ping   7.458ms


 ## Exotic Speedtest

 Sydney, Australia     :   2.81 MiB/s |   22.47 Mbps  | ping 295.586ms
 Lagoon, New Caledonia :     174 B/s |      N/A       | ping 275.876ms
 Hosteasy, Moldova     :   9.72 MiB/s |   77.78 Mbps  | ping  39.550ms
 Prima, Argentina      :   1.40 MiB/s |   11.17 Mbps  | ping error!


 ## Asia Speedtest

 SoftLayer, Singapore :   3.14 MiB/s |   25.16 Mbps  | ping 162.516ms
 Linode, Tokyo, Japan :   1.78 MiB/s |   14.25 Mbps  | ping 237.972ms
 Linode, Singapore    :   1.51 MiB/s |   12.05 Mbps  | ping 280.802ms
 Vultr, Tokyo, Japan  : 188.02 KiB/s |    1.47 Mbps  | ping 244.309ms


 Benchmark finished in 129 seconds

Media Unlock Test

============[ Multination ]============
 Dazn:                                  No
 HotStar:                               No
 Disney+:                               Yes (Region: US)
 Netflix:                               Originals Only
 YouTube Premium:                       Yes (Region: FR)
 Amazon Prime Video:                    Yes (Region: US)
 TVBAnywhere+:                          Yes
 iQyi Oversea Region:                   US
 Viu.com:                               No
 YouTube CDN:                           Marseille 
 Netflix Preferred CDN:                 San Jose, CA  
 Spotify Registration:                  No
 Steam Currency:                        EUR
 ChatGPT:                               Yes
=======================================

No IPv6 Connectivity Found, Abort IPv6 Testing...

Testing Done! 

Global Ping Test

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Conclusion

In our basic benchmark tests focusing on I/O speed, the server recorded average speeds of 255.3 MB/s. While not at the top of the scale, these speeds are still respectable, ensuring data moves efficiently enough for most web hosting needs. The server’s connectivity was also tested, with upload and download speeds across various global locations like Paris, Amsterdam, Shanghai, and Los Angeles. Speeds were mostly solid, save for a notable dip in Guangzhou, indicating reliable performance for a global audience, barring a few exceptions.

The Yabs performance bench revealed impressive results, especially in mixed read/write operations. The server achieved speeds up to 2.80 GB/s for larger block sizes, showcasing its capability to easily handle heavy data transfers. The Geekbench 6 benchmark test scores were impressive, with a single-core score of 962 and a multi-core score of 1700. These scores signify that the server can handle standard to heavy workloads, making it a solid choice for developers looking to run resource-intensive applications.

In conclusion, the LightNode France Marseille server offers reliable performance for web hosting, particularly for developers aiming to get blogs or forums off the ground quickly. Its I/O speeds ensure efficient data handling, while its network performance and processing power can comfortably support various applications for users globally. Despite some connectivity hiccups in certain regions, this server represents a noteworthy option for those prioritizing speed and reliability in their web hosting choice.

Official website: https://www.lightnode.com

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