LightNode United States Washington BGP NetWorking VPS Hosting Test and Review

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LightNode United States Washington BGP NetWorking VPS Hosting Test and Review

This test focuses on the LightNode United States Washington Shared vCPU Cloud Instance, designed specifically for developers who need to set up a blog or forum quickly. In addition to supporting application mirrors like WordPress, LightNode offers a range of features for the efficient deployment of your blog or forum.

This cloud instance is powered by the QEMU Virtual CPU version 2.5+ Processor, providing 4 vCPUs, 8 GB RAM, 50 GB Disk Storage, BGP Networking, 2 TB Transfer, and 1x IPv4. The networking setup is optimized for international routes, ensuring smooth access for overseas users. However, it may have slightly higher latency for users in China.

LightNode offers a flexible configuration at an affordable price, allowing you to create robust websites and applications for your customers without breaking the bank. Compared to other hosting providers, you can achieve the same level of performance and quality at a lower cost.

About LightNode

LightNode is a reputable web hosting company that specializes in VPS hosting services. Established in 2002 and headquartered in Hong Kong, China, LightNode has grown to become a global leader in the industry. With over 24 locations worldwide, customers have a wide range of options to choose from.

One notable feature offered by LightNode is the flexibility of hourly billing, allowing users to pay for VPS servers according to their specific needs. Additionally, LightNode supports various payment methods, including PayPal and credit cards, ensuring convenience for their customers.

LightNode offers several features for their VPS hosting services. Some of these features include:

  • Quickly open an instance within one minute
  • Easily deploy web applications through a simple panel
  • More than 24 locations around the world to choose from
  • Hourly billing for flexible use of VPS servers
  • Multiple payment methods such as PayPal and credit card

LightNode also offers VPS hosting features such as access control/permissions, multi-server management, one-click apps, root access, SSD storage, FTP, managed and unmanaged VPS options, and the ability to upload custom ISOs.

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Basic Bench

 CPU Model          : QEMU Virtual CPU version 2.5+
 CPU Cores          : 4 @ 2294.608 MHz
 CPU Cache          : 16384 KB
 AES-NI             : Disabled
 VM-x/AMD-V         : Disabled
 Total Disk         : 50.0 GB (1.8 GB Used)
 Total Mem          : 7.8 GB (90.4 MB Used)
 System uptime      : 0 days, 0 hour 4 min
 Load average       : 0.14, 0.05, 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           : Washington / US
 Region             : Washington, D.C.
 I/O Speed(1st run) : 234 MB/s
 I/O Speed(2nd run) : 242 MB/s
 I/O Speed(3rd run) : 241 MB/s
 I/O Speed(average) : 239.0 MB/s
 Node Name        Upload Speed      Download Speed      Latency    100.28 Mbps       97.93 Mbps          29.51 ms    
 Los Angeles, US  101.24 Mbps       98.79 Mbps          58.81 ms    
 Dallas, US       100.93 Mbps       98.24 Mbps          30.84 ms    
 Montreal, CA     100.88 Mbps       91.13 Mbps          18.02 ms    
 Paris, FR        102.67 Mbps       98.85 Mbps          78.64 ms    
 Amsterdam, NL    102.40 Mbps       99.03 Mbps          94.00 ms    
 Shanghai, CN     110.11 Mbps       103.42 Mbps         220.14 ms   
 Nanjing, CN      107.64 Mbps       99.77 Mbps          210.31 ms   
 Guangzhou, CN    84.42 Mbps        47.62 Mbps          236.83 ms   
 Singapore, SG    102.55 Mbps       104.11 Mbps         232.43 ms   
 Tokyo, JP        101.20 Mbps       99.97 Mbps          215.58 ms   
 Finished in        : 5 min 20 sec
 Timestamp          : 2023-06-15 10:29:21 CST

Looking Glass

Test IPv4:

Yabs Performance Bench

IPv4 Network Information:
ISP        : Kaopu Cloud HK Limited
ASN        : AS138915 Kaopu Cloud HK Limited
Host       : LightNode-US
Location   : Ashburn, Virginia (VA)
Country    : United States

fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50):
Block Size | 4k            (IOPS) | 64k           (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 128.98 MB/s  (32.2k) | 648.37 MB/s  (10.1k)
Write      | 129.32 MB/s  (32.3k) | 651.78 MB/s  (10.1k)
Total      | 258.30 MB/s  (64.5k) | 1.30 GB/s    (20.3k)
           |                      |                     
Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 916.50 MB/s   (1.7k) | 955.54 MB/s    (933)
Write      | 965.19 MB/s   (1.8k) | 1.01 GB/s      (995)
Total      | 1.88 GB/s     (3.6k) | 1.97 GB/s     (1.9k)

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 99.6 Mbits/sec  | 96.1 Mbits/sec  | 78.8 ms        
Scaleway        | Paris, FR (10G)           | 101 Mbits/sec   | 96.2 Mbits/sec  | 78.8 ms        
NovoServe       | North Holland, NL (40G)   | busy            | 95.2 Mbits/sec  | 88.1 ms        
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 92.9 Mbits/sec  | 90.2 Mbits/sec  | 177 ms         
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 104 Mbits/sec   | 97.9 Mbits/sec  | 7.66 ms        
Clouvider       | Dallas, TX, US (10G)      | 103 Mbits/sec   | 97.5 Mbits/sec  | 35.0 ms        
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 101 Mbits/sec   | 96.6 Mbits/sec  | 63.3 ms        

Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test:
Test            | Value                         
Single Core     | 571                           
Multi Core      | 1687                          
Full Test       |

YABS completed in 14 min 13 sec


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Global Node Test

 ## CDN Speedtest

 CacheFly :  11.63 MiB/s |   93.00 Mbps  | ping   0.828ms
 Gdrive   :  10.78 MiB/s |   86.26 Mbps  | ping   2.046ms

 ## North America Speedtest

 Softlayer, Washington, USA :  11.65 MiB/s |   93.17 Mbps  | ping   2.057ms
 SoftLayer, San Jose, USA   :   9.07 MiB/s |   72.52 Mbps  | ping  69.129ms
 SoftLayer, Dallas, USA     :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping error!
 Vultr, New Jersey, USA     :  11.06 MiB/s |   88.47 Mbps  | ping   8.961ms
 Vultr, Seattle, USA        :   9.92 MiB/s |   79.35 Mbps  | ping  67.104ms
 Vultr, Dallas, USA         :  10.99 MiB/s |   87.93 Mbps  | ping  35.320ms
 Vultr, Los Angeles, USA    :   9.88 MiB/s |   79.05 Mbps  | ping  65.313ms
 Ramnode, New York, USA     :  11.50 MiB/s |   92.02 Mbps  | ping   8.324ms
 Ramnode, Atlanta, USA      :  10.16 MiB/s |   81.30 Mbps  | ping  15.642ms

 ## Europe Speedtest

 Vultr, London, UK            :   9.54 MiB/s |   76.29 Mbps  | ping  78.644ms
 LeaseWeb, Frankfurt, Germany :   8.92 MiB/s |   71.32 Mbps  | ping  87.954ms
 Hetzner, Germany             :   8.80 MiB/s |   70.39 Mbps  | ping  95.243ms
 Ramnode, Alblasserdam, NL    :   9.19 MiB/s |   73.52 Mbps  | ping  81.257ms
 Vultr, Amsterdam, NL         :   9.29 MiB/s |   74.29 Mbps  | ping  94.131ms
 EDIS, Stockholm, Sweden      :     790 B/s |      N/A       | ping 117.092ms
 OVH, Roubaix, France         :     532 B/s |      N/A       | ping  82.040ms
 Online, France               :   9.41 MiB/s |   75.30 Mbps  | ping  78.733ms
 Prometeus, Milan, Italy      :      66 B/s |      N/A       | ping  96.680ms

 ## Exotic Speedtest

 Sydney, Australia     :   5.26 MiB/s |   42.07 Mbps  | ping 223.342ms
 Lagoon, New Caledonia :     350 B/s |      N/A       | ping 234.713ms
 Hosteasy, Moldova     :   4.70 MiB/s |   37.60 Mbps  | ping 126.886ms
 Prima, Argentina      :   3.55 MiB/s |   28.39 Mbps  | ping error!

 ## Asia Speedtest

 SoftLayer, Singapore :   1.16 MiB/s |    9.27 Mbps  | ping 252.226ms
 Linode, Tokyo, Japan :   7.21 MiB/s |   57.65 Mbps  | ping 166.621ms
 Linode, Singapore    :   1.85 MiB/s |   14.82 Mbps  | ping 275.110ms
 Vultr, Tokyo, Japan  : 294.73 KiB/s |    2.30 Mbps  | ping 178.026ms

 Benchmark finished in 130 seconds

Media Unlock Test

============[ Multination ]============
 Dazn:                                  No
 HotStar:                               No
 Disney+:                               Yes (Region: US)
 Netflix:                               Originals Only
 YouTube Premium:                       Yes
 Amazon Prime Video:                    Yes (Region: US)
 TVBAnywhere+:                          Yes
 iQyi Oversea Region:                   US                               No
 YouTube CDN:                           Washington DC 
 Netflix Preferred CDN:                 Washington DC  
 Spotify Registration:                  No
 Steam Currency:                        USD
 ChatGPT:                               Yes
==============[ Taiwan ]===============
 KKTV:                                  No
 LiTV:                                  No
 MyVideo:                               No
 4GTV.TV:                               No
 LineTV.TW:                             No
 Hami Video:                            No
 CatchPlay+:                            No
 HBO GO Asia:                           No
 Bahamut Anime:                         Failed (Network Connection)
 Bilibili Taiwan Only:                  No
=============[ Hong Kong ]=============
 Now E:                                 Failed (Unexpected Result: )
 Viu.TV:                                No
 MyTVSuper:                             No
 HBO GO Asia:                           No
 BiliBili Hongkong/Macau/Taiwan:        No
===============[ Japan ]===============
 DMM:                                   Yes
 DMM TV:                                No
 Abema.TV:                              No
 Niconico:                              No                              No
 Telasa:                                No
 Paravi:                                No
 U-NEXT:                                No
 Hulu Japan:                            No
 TVer:                                  Yes
 GYAO!:                                 Yes
 WOWOW:                                 No
 VideoMarket:                           Failed (Unexpected Result: 404)
 FOD(Fuji TV):                          No
 Radiko:                                No
 Karaoke@DAM:                           No
 J:com On Demand:                       No
 Kancolle Japan:                        No
 Pretty Derby Japan:                    No
 Konosuba Fantastic Days:               No
 Princess Connect Re:Dive Japan:        Yes
 World Flipper Japan:                   Yes
 Project Sekai: Colorful Stage:         No
===========[ North America ]===========
 FOX:                                   Yes
 Hulu:                                  Failed
 NFL+:                                  Yes
 ESPN+:[Sponsored by Jam]               No
 Epix:                                  No
 Starz:                                 No
 Philo:                                 Yes
 FXNOW:                                 No
 TLC GO:                                Yes
 HBO Max:                               Yes
 Shudder:                               Yes
 BritBox:                               Yes
 Crackle:                               Yes
 CW TV:                                 Yes
 A&E TV:                                No
 NBA TV:                                Yes
 NBC TV:                                Yes
 Fubo TV:                               No
 Tubi TV:                               Yes
 Sling TV:                              Yes
 Pluto TV:                              Yes
 Acorn TV:                              Yes
 SHOWTIME:                              Yes
 encoreTVB:                             Yes
 Funimation:                            Yes (Region: US)
 Discovery+:                            Yes
 Paramount+:                            Yes
 Peacock TV:                            Yes
 Popcornflix:                           Yes
 Crunchyroll:                           Yes
 Directv Stream:                        No
 KBS American:                          No
 KOCOWA:                                Yes
 Maths Spot:                            Failed (Network Connection)
 CBC Gem:                               No
 Crave:                                 Yes
===========[ South America ]===========
 Star+:                                 No
 HBO Max:                               Yes
 DirecTV Go:                            Yes (Region: CO)
 Funimation:                            Yes (Region: US)
===============[ Europe ]==============
 Rakuten TV:                            Yes
 Funimation:                            Yes (Region: US)
 SkyShowTime:                           No
 HBO Max:                               Yes
 Maths Spot:                            Failed (Network Connection)
 Sky Go:                                Yes
 BritBox:                               Yes
 ITV Hub:                               No
 Channel 4:                             No
 Channel 5:                             No
 BBC iPLAYER:                           No
 Discovery+ UK:                         No
 Salto:                                 Failed (Network Connection)
 Canal+:                                No
 Molotov:                               No
 Joyn:                                  No
 Sky:                                   No
 ZDF:                                   No
 NLZIET:                                Failed
 videoland:                             Failed (Network Connection)
 NPO Start Plus:                        No
 PANTAYA:                               Failed (Network Connection)
 Rai Play:                              Yes
 Amediateka:                            Yes
==============[ Oceania ]==============
 NBA TV:                                Yes
 Acorn TV:                              Yes
 SHOWTIME:                              Yes
 BritBox:                               Yes
 Funimation:                            Yes (Region: US)
 Paramount+:                            Yes
 Stan:                                  Yes
 Binge:                                 Yes
 Docplay:                               No
 7plus:                                 No
 Channel 9:                             No
 Channel 10:                            No
 ABC iView:                             No
 Kayo Sports:                           No
 Optus Sports:                          No
 SBS on Demand:                         No
 Neon TV:                               Yes
 SkyGo NZ:                              No
 ThreeNow:                              No
 Maori TV:                              Yes
==============[ Korean ]===============
 Wavve:                                 No
 Tving:                                 No
 Coupang Play:                          No
 Naver TV:                              No
 Afreeca TV:                            Yes
 KBS Domestic:                          No
No IPv6 Connectivity Found, Abort IPv6 Testing...

Testing Done!

Global Ping Test

LightNode United States Washington BGP NetWorking VPS Hosting Test and Review

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

Probing – ARIN /24 AS138915 KAOPU-HK Kaopu – United States

CloudFlare Internet Test

LightNode United States Washington BGP NetWorking VPS Hosting Test and Review

PageSpeed Insights

LightNode United States Washington BGP NetWorking VPS Hosting Test and Review

GTmetrix Performance

LightNode United States Washington BGP NetWorking VPS Hosting Test and Review

Admin Control Panel

LightNode United States Washington BGP NetWorking VPS Hosting Test and Review

LightNode’s admin control panel is designed with user-friendliness in mind, providing seamless management and monitoring of Instances and related settings. Its server configuration feature offers flexibility, allowing developers to customize their instance infrastructure to match their specific requirements.

The control panel also includes robust monitoring tools that provide real-time network statistics and diagnostics, empowering users to identify and resolve issues promptly.

Enhanced security is a priority, and the control panel offers firewall access controls to protect Instances from unauthorized access.

Efficient support ticket management ensures that users can easily seek assistance and resolve any concerns they may encounter.

Furthermore, the admin control panel incorporates comprehensive financial and user profile management capabilities, enabling users to manage their budget and track usage effectively.

Server Pricing

LightNode United States Washington BGP NetWorking VPS Hosting Test and Review

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While customer reviews on Trustpilot have been mixed, there are several positive aspects highlighted by satisfied users. Customers have praised LightNode for their user-friendly web portal, competitive pricing, reliable server availability, and ability to create snapshots and custom images.

These features contribute to the overall convenience and customization options provided by LightNode. However, it’s worth noting that some users have reported concerns regarding network speed and connectivity. These considerations should be taken into account when evaluating LightNode’s services.

In summary, LightNode is a reliable web hosting company known for its robust VPS hosting services. Despite some reports of network speed and connectivity issues, the overall feedback indicates a positive user experience. If you are looking for a flexible and feature-rich web hosting solution, LightNode may be worth considering.

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