LightNode China Hong Kong BGP NetWorking VPS Hosting Test and Review

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LightNode China Hong Kong BGP NetWorking VPS Hosting Test and Review

LightNode‘s China Hong Kong Shared vCPU Cloud Instance is the perfect solution for developers who want to quickly set up a blog or forum. In addition to that, LightNode also supports application mirrors like WordPress, making it even easier to deploy your blog or forum.

This cloud instance is powered by the QEMU Virtual CPU version 2.5+ Processor and offers impressive specifications, including 4 vCPUs, 8 GB RAM, 50 GB disk space, BGP networking, 2 TB transfer, and 1x IPv4. The networking configuration is optimized for international routes, ensuring smooth access for users from overseas. However, please note that there may be slightly higher latency for users in China.

The best part is that this cloud instance is highly flexible and cost-effective. You can create robust websites and applications for your customers without breaking the bank. In fact, LightNode offers superior performance at a more affordable price compared to other hosting providers.

About LightNode

LightNode, established in 2002 and based in Hong Kong, China, is a trusted VPS hosting provider. They offer a user-friendly panel that simplifies web application deployment and have an extensive network of over 24 locations worldwide. With their flexible hourly billing system, users can easily utilize VPS servers and conveniently make payments through methods like PayPal or Credit Cards.

LightNode comes packed with numerous features, such as access control/permissions, multi-server management, one-click app installations, root access, SSD storage, FTP, and options for managed or unmanaged VPS. Additionally, users have the freedom to upload custom ISOs for enhanced customization.

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

Basic Bench

 CPU Model          : QEMU Virtual CPU version 2.5+
 CPU Cores          : 4 @ 2799.998 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 (92.9 MB Used)
 System uptime      : 0 days, 0 hour 4 min
 Load average       : 0.11, 0.03, 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           : Hong Kong / HK
 Region             : Central and Western
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 I/O Speed(1st run) : 425 MB/s
 I/O Speed(2nd run) : 424 MB/s
 I/O Speed(3rd run) : 416 MB/s
 I/O Speed(average) : 421.7 MB/s
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Node Name        Upload Speed      Download Speed      Latency     
 Speedtest.net    104.98 Mbps       97.97 Mbps          0.19 ms     
 Los Angeles, US  105.42 Mbps       99.31 Mbps          147.56 ms   
 Dallas, US       104.02 Mbps       101.37 Mbps         177.35 ms   
 Montreal, CA     101.07 Mbps       98.95 Mbps          214.64 ms   
 Paris, FR        98.13 Mbps        103.90 Mbps         236.98 ms   
 Amsterdam, NL    99.08 Mbps        99.22 Mbps          195.88 ms   
 Singapore, SG    101.52 Mbps       98.67 Mbps          39.37 ms    
 Tokyo, JP        101.91 Mbps       98.84 Mbps          41.50 ms    
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 Finished in        : 4 min 45 sec
 Timestamp          : 2023-06-15 11:19:38 CST

Looking Glass

Test IPv4: 103.136.251.182

Yabs Performance Bench

IPv4 Network Information:
---------------------------------
ISP        : Kaopu Cloud HK Limited
ASN        : AS138915 Kaopu Cloud HK Limited
Host       : LightNode-HK
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       | 221.02 MB/s  (55.2k) | 1.34 GB/s    (20.9k)
Write      | 221.60 MB/s  (55.4k) | 1.34 GB/s    (21.0k)
Total      | 442.62 MB/s (110.6k) | 2.69 GB/s    (42.0k)
           |                      |                     
Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 1.10 GB/s     (2.1k) | 671.81 MB/s    (656)
Write      | 1.16 GB/s     (2.2k) | 716.56 MB/s    (699)
Total      | 2.27 GB/s     (4.4k) | 1.38 GB/s     (1.3k)

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 89.3 Mbits/sec  | busy            | 227 ms         
Scaleway        | Paris, FR (10G)           | 92.6 Mbits/sec  | busy            | 186 ms         
NovoServe       | North Holland, NL (40G)   | 90.1 Mbits/sec  | 89.0 Mbits/sec  | 201 ms         
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 82.4 Mbits/sec  | 77.2 Mbits/sec  | 271 ms         
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 88.3 Mbits/sec  | 82.2 Mbits/sec  | 222 ms         
Clouvider       | Dallas, TX, US (10G)      | 90.8 Mbits/sec  | 80.0 Mbits/sec  | 191 ms         
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 92.6 Mbits/sec  | 77.0 Mbits/sec  | 151 ms         

Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test:
---------------------------------
Test            | Value                         
                |                               
Single Core     | 534                           
Multi Core      | 1746                          
Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v6/cpu/1601491

YABS completed in 15 min 17 sec

Summarize

LightNode China Hong Kong BGP NetWorking VPS Hosting Test and Review LightNode China Hong Kong BGP NetWorking VPS Hosting Test and Review

Global Node Test

 ## CDN Speedtest

 CacheFly :  10.74 MiB/s |   85.90 Mbps  | ping   0.256ms
 Gdrive   :   9.61 MiB/s |   76.89 Mbps  | ping   0.779ms


 ## North America Speedtest

 Softlayer, Washington, USA :   2.19 MiB/s |   17.49 Mbps  | ping 214.819ms
 SoftLayer, San Jose, USA   :   2.97 MiB/s |   23.76 Mbps  | ping 149.459ms
 SoftLayer, Dallas, USA     :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping error!
 Vultr, New Jersey, USA     :   4.09 MiB/s |   32.70 Mbps  | ping 237.852ms
 Vultr, Seattle, USA        :   7.76 MiB/s |   62.09 Mbps  | ping 154.712ms
 Vultr, Dallas, USA         :   6.92 MiB/s |   55.33 Mbps  | ping 180.820ms
 Vultr, Los Angeles, USA    :   7.24 MiB/s |   57.95 Mbps  | ping 153.184ms
 Ramnode, New York, USA     :   2.10 MiB/s |   16.83 Mbps  | ping 236.736ms
 Ramnode, Atlanta, USA      :   2.13 MiB/s |   17.01 Mbps  | ping 215.026ms


 ## Europe Speedtest

 Vultr, London, UK            :   5.23 MiB/s |   41.82 Mbps  | ping 196.064ms
 LeaseWeb, Frankfurt, Germany :   5.68 MiB/s |   45.44 Mbps  | ping 186.077ms
 Hetzner, Germany             :   2.15 MiB/s |   17.19 Mbps  | ping 186.705ms
 Ramnode, Alblasserdam, NL    :   1.85 MiB/s |   14.78 Mbps  | ping 237.188ms
 Vultr, Amsterdam, NL         :   6.58 MiB/s |   52.66 Mbps  | ping 207.044ms
 EDIS, Stockholm, Sweden      :     346 B/s |      N/A       | ping 261.435ms
 OVH, Roubaix, France         :     225 B/s |      N/A       | ping 246.144ms
 Online, France               :   6.20 MiB/s |   49.59 Mbps  | ping 186.550ms
 Prometeus, Milan, Italy      :     165 B/s |      N/A       | ping 255.926ms


 ## Exotic Speedtest

 Sydney, Australia     :   7.66 MiB/s |   61.30 Mbps  | ping 126.773ms
 Lagoon, New Caledonia :     644 B/s |      N/A       | ping 153.784ms
 Hosteasy, Moldova     :   1.86 MiB/s |   14.91 Mbps  | ping 211.257ms
 Prima, Argentina      : 162.20 KiB/s |    1.27 Mbps  | ping error!


 ## Asia Speedtest

 SoftLayer, Singapore :  10.88 MiB/s |   87.04 Mbps  | ping  30.733ms
 Linode, Tokyo, Japan :  10.03 MiB/s |   80.22 Mbps  | ping  52.869ms
 Linode, Singapore    :  11.00 MiB/s |   88.01 Mbps  | ping  38.016ms
 Vultr, Tokyo, Japan  :  10.34 MiB/s |   82.69 Mbps  | ping  49.401ms


 Benchmark finished in 130 seconds

Media Unlock Test

============[ Multination ]============
 Dazn:                                  No
 HotStar:                               No
 Disney+:                               Yes (Region: HK)
 Netflix:                               Originals Only
 YouTube Premium:                       Yes (Region: HK)
 Amazon Prime Video:                    Yes (Region: HK)
 TVBAnywhere+:                          No
 iQyi Oversea Region:                   HK
 Viu.com:                               Yes (Region: HK)
 YouTube CDN:                           Hong Kong 
 Netflix Preferred CDN:                 Hong Kong  
 Spotify Registration:                  No
 Steam Currency:                        HKD
 ChatGPT:                               No
=======================================
==============[ Taiwan ]===============
 KKTV:                                  No
 LiTV:                                  No
 MyVideo:                               No
 4GTV.TV:                               No
 LineTV.TW:                             No
 Hami Video:                            No
 CatchPlay+:                            No
 HBO GO Asia:                           Yes (Region: HK)
 Bahamut Anime:                         Failed (Network Connection)
 Bilibili Taiwan Only:                  No
=======================================
=============[ Hong Kong ]=============
 Now E:                                 Failed (Unexpected Result: )
 Viu.TV:                                Yes
 MyTVSuper:                             No
 HBO GO Asia:                           Yes (Region: HK)
 BiliBili Hongkong/Macau/Taiwan:        Yes
=======================================
===============[ Japan ]===============
 DMM:                                   Unsupported
 DMM TV:                                No
 Abema.TV:                              No
 Niconico:                              No
 music.jp:                              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
 ---Game---
 Kancolle Japan:                        No
 Pretty Derby Japan:                    No
 Konosuba Fantastic Days:               No
 Princess Connect Re:Dive Japan:        No
 World Flipper Japan:                   No
 Project Sekai: Colorful Stage:         No
=======================================
===========[ North America ]===========
 FOX:                                   No
 Hulu:                                  Failed
 NFL+:                                  No
 ESPN+:[Sponsored by Jam]               No
 Epix:                                  No
 Starz:                                 No
 Philo:                                 No
 FXNOW:                                 Yes
 TLC GO:                                No
 HBO Max:                               No
 Shudder:                               No
 BritBox:                               Yes
 Crackle:                               No
 CW TV:                                 No
 A&E TV:                                No
 NBA TV:                                Yes
 NBC TV:                                No
 Fubo TV:                               Yes
 Tubi TV:                               No
 Sling TV:                              Yes
 Pluto TV:                              Yes
 Acorn TV:                              Yes
 SHOWTIME:                              Yes
 encoreTVB:                             No
 Funimation:                            No
 Discovery+:                            No
 Paramount+:                            No
 Peacock TV:                            No
 Popcornflix:                           No
 Crunchyroll:                           No
 Directv Stream:                        No
 KBS American:                          No
 KOCOWA:                                No
 Maths Spot:                            Failed (Network Connection)
 ---CA---
 CBC Gem:                               No
 Crave:                                 Yes
=======================================
===========[ South America ]===========
 Star+:                                 No
 HBO Max:                               No
 DirecTV Go:                            Yes (Region: REGISTRARSE)
 Funimation:                            No
=======================================
===============[ Europe ]==============
 Rakuten TV:                            Yes
 Funimation:                            No
 SkyShowTime:                           No
 HBO Max:                               No
 Maths Spot:                            Failed (Network Connection)
 ---GB---
 Sky Go:                                No
 BritBox:                               Yes
 ITV Hub:                               No
 Channel 4:                             No
 Channel 5:                             No
 BBC iPLAYER:                           No
 Discovery+ UK:                         No
 ---FR---
 Salto:                                 Failed (Network Connection)
 Canal+:                                No
 Molotov:                               No
 ---DE---
 Joyn:                                  Yes
 Sky:                                   No
 ZDF:                                   No
 ---NL---
 NLZIET:                                Failed
 videoland:                             Failed (Network Connection)
 NPO Start Plus:                        No
 ---ES---
 PANTAYA:                               Failed (Network Connection)
 ---IT---
 Rai Play:                              Yes
 ---RU---
 Amediateka:                            Yes
=======================================
==============[ Oceania ]==============
 NBA TV:                                Yes
 Acorn TV:                              Yes
 SHOWTIME:                              Yes
 BritBox:                               Yes
 Funimation:                            No
 Paramount+:                            No
 ---AU---
 Stan:                                  Yes
 Binge:                                 No
 Docplay:                               No
 7plus:                                 No
 Channel 9:                             No
 Channel 10:                            No
 ABC iView:                             No
 Kayo Sports:                           No
 Optus Sports:                          No
 SBS on Demand:                         No
 ---NZ---
 Neon TV:                               Yes
 SkyGo NZ:                              Failed (Unexpected Result: 401)
 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 China Hong Kong BGP NetWorking VPS Hosting Test and Review

Query: ping 38.60.203.128, interval: 5s, dense mode: no

Probing 38.60.203.128 – ARIN /24 AS138915 KAOPU-HK Kaopu – Hong Kong

CloudFlare Internet Test

LightNode China Hong Kong BGP NetWorking VPS Hosting Test and Review

PageSpeed Insights

LightNode China Hong Kong BGP NetWorking VPS Hosting Test and Review

GTmetrix Performance

LightNode China Hong Kong BGP NetWorking VPS Hosting Test and Review

Admin Control Panel

LightNode China Hong Kong BGP NetWorking VPS Hosting Test and Review

LightNode’s admin control panel is a user-friendly platform that empowers users to efficiently manage and monitor their Instances and associated settings. Its standout feature is the server configuration, which enables developers to easily customize their instance infrastructure to meet their specific requirements.

To ensure seamless operation, the admin control panel offers robust monitoring tools for real-time tracking of network statistics and prompt issue diagnosis.

Moreover, the control panel includes essential features such as firewall access controls, support ticket management, and comprehensive financial and user profile management capabilities. With these features, users can effectively secure their instances, streamline support requests, and efficiently manage their financial and user-related activities.

Server Pricing

LightNode China Hong Kong BGP NetWorking VPS Hosting Test and Review

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

Coupon

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

Conclusion

User reviews highlight LightNode’s strengths, including its reliable and fast servers, with a responsive and helpful support team. However, some users have noted that LightNode currently lacks a cPanel and solely focuses on VPS as its primary product category.

In summary, LightNode stands out as a reliable VPS provider, offering high performance and responsive customer support. Their flexible billing options and multiple payment methods make it convenient for users to purchase VPS instances. Although they do not offer a cPanel at the moment and primarily prioritize VPS services, LightNode remains a solid choice for those seeking a fast and stable server solution.

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

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