LightNode Korea Seoul BGP NetWorking VPS Hosting Test and Review

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LightNode Korea Seoul BGP NetWorking VPS Hosting Test and Review

LightNode Korea Seoul Shared vCPU Cloud Instance is an ideal choice for developers looking to quickly set up a blog or forum. In addition to supporting popular application mirrors like WordPress, LightNode offers impressive specifications: 4 vCPUs, 8GB RAM, and 50GB disk space.

Powered by the QEMU Virtual CPU version 2.5+, this cloud instance guarantees stable performance. With BGP Networking and 2TB transfer, international users can access your website smoothly, although there might be slightly higher latency for users in China.

What sets LightNode apart is its affordable pricing and flexible configuration options. You can build robust websites and applications at a lower cost compared to other hosting providers.

About LightNode

LightNode is an exceptional VPS hosting provider that offers quick instance set up within just one minute, making it effortless to deploy your web applications. Their user-friendly control panel allows for easy management of your server. With over 24 global locations to choose from, you have the flexibility to select the one that best suits your needs. Plus, the hourly billing feature provides cost flexibility.

When it comes to purchasing a VPS instance, LightNode offers multiple payment methods, including PayPal and Credit Card, ensuring a convenient and hassle-free experience for users.

LightNode pricing starts at $0 and they do not have a free version. LightNode does not offer a free trial. According to their website, they offer flexible configurations with prices starting at $7.71 per month for 1 vCPU, 2GB computer, 50GB storage, and 2000GB network.

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

Basic Bench

 CPU Model          : QEMU Virtual CPU version 2.5+
 CPU Cores          : 4 @ 2294.606 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 (91.2 MB Used)
 System uptime      : 0 days, 0 hour 9 min
 Load average       : 0.14, 0.07, 0.02
 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           : Seoul / KR
 Region             : Seoul
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 I/O Speed(1st run) : 309 MB/s
 I/O Speed(2nd run) : 471 MB/s
 I/O Speed(3rd run) : 449 MB/s
 I/O Speed(average) : 409.7 MB/s
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Node Name        Upload Speed      Download Speed      Latency     
 Speedtest.net    20.28 Mbps        19.56 Mbps          1.12 ms     
 Los Angeles, US  21.79 Mbps        19.83 Mbps          137.40 ms   
 Dallas, US       20.68 Mbps        20.19 Mbps          173.63 ms   
 Montreal, CA     21.56 Mbps        20.20 Mbps          210.15 ms   
 Paris, FR        21.61 Mbps        21.07 Mbps          262.11 ms   
 Amsterdam, NL    20.45 Mbps        1.42 Mbps           229.57 ms   
 Shanghai, CN     21.31 Mbps        20.14 Mbps          131.09 ms   
 Nanjing, CN      21.05 Mbps        20.49 Mbps          168.83 ms   
 Guangzhou, CN    11.31 Mbps        15.06 Mbps          70.22 ms    
 Hongkong, CN     4.88 Mbps         1.60 Mbps           62.72 ms    
 Seoul, KR        20.10 Mbps        19.55 Mbps          2.55 ms     
 Singapore, SG    21.65 Mbps        20.75 Mbps          194.51 ms   
 Tokyo, JP        20.20 Mbps        19.55 Mbps          37.12 ms    
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Finished in        : 6 min 9 sec
 Timestamp          : 2023-06-15 13:40:16 CST

Looking Glass

Test IPv4: 38.54.40.36

Yabs Performance Bench

IPv4 Network Information:
---------------------------------
ISP        : Kaopu Cloud HK Limited
ASN        : AS138915 Kaopu Cloud HK Limited
Host       : LightNode-KR
Location   : Seoul, Seoul (11)
Country    : South Korea

fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50):
---------------------------------
Block Size | 4k            (IOPS) | 64k           (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 223.99 MB/s  (55.9k) | 943.03 MB/s  (14.7k)
Write      | 224.58 MB/s  (56.1k) | 947.99 MB/s  (14.8k)
Total      | 448.58 MB/s (112.1k) | 1.89 GB/s    (29.5k)
           |                      |                     
Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 1.32 GB/s     (2.5k) | 1.38 GB/s     (1.3k)
Write      | 1.39 GB/s     (2.7k) | 1.47 GB/s     (1.4k)
Total      | 2.71 GB/s     (5.3k) | 2.86 GB/s     (2.7k)

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 18.6 Mbits/sec  | 1.21 Mbits/sec  | 232 ms         
Scaleway        | Paris, FR (10G)           | 19.0 Mbits/sec  | 2.12 Mbits/sec  | 226 ms         
NovoServe       | North Holland, NL (40G)   | 19.0 Mbits/sec  | busy            | 233 ms         
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 19.8 Mbits/sec  | 3.42 Mbits/sec  | 177 ms         
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 19.2 Mbits/sec  | 19.1 Mbits/sec  | 190 ms         
Clouvider       | Dallas, TX, US (10G)      | 19.5 Mbits/sec  | 19.2 Mbits/sec  | 168 ms         
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 19.7 Mbits/sec  | 19.3 Mbits/sec  | 147 ms         

Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test:
---------------------------------
Test            | Value                         
                |                               
Single Core     | 545                           
Multi Core      | 1632                          
Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v6/cpu/1602339

YABS completed in 16 min 43 sec

Summarize

LightNode Korea Seoul BGP NetWorking VPS Hosting Test and Review LightNode Korea Seoul BGP NetWorking VPS Hosting Test and Review

Global Node Test

 ## CDN Speedtest

 CacheFly :   2.13 MiB/s |   17.06 Mbps  | ping  30.503ms
 Gdrive   :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping  35.788ms


 ## North America Speedtest

 Softlayer, Washington, USA :   1.36 MiB/s |   10.89 Mbps  | ping 199.669ms
 SoftLayer, San Jose, USA   :   1.66 MiB/s |   13.26 Mbps  | ping 136.298ms
 SoftLayer, Dallas, USA     :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping error!
 Vultr, New Jersey, USA     :   1.02 MiB/s |    8.18 Mbps  | ping 184.038ms
 Vultr, Seattle, USA        :   1.89 MiB/s |   15.10 Mbps  | ping 117.139ms
 Vultr, Dallas, USA         :   1.66 MiB/s |   13.31 Mbps  | ping 162.649ms
 Vultr, Los Angeles, USA    :   1.78 MiB/s |   14.25 Mbps  | ping 139.086ms
 Ramnode, New York, USA     :   1.68 MiB/s |   13.45 Mbps  | ping 186.376ms
 Ramnode, Atlanta, USA      :   1.56 MiB/s |   12.49 Mbps  | ping 178.355ms


 ## Europe Speedtest

 Vultr, London, UK            : 361.19 KiB/s |    2.82 Mbps  | ping 231.122ms
 LeaseWeb, Frankfurt, Germany :  31.76 KiB/s |    0.25 Mbps  | ping 243.914ms
 Hetzner, Germany             : 235.98 KiB/s |    1.84 Mbps  | ping 248.836ms
 Ramnode, Alblasserdam, NL    :  22.56 KiB/s |    0.18 Mbps  | ping 242.555ms
 Vultr, Amsterdam, NL         :   1.11 MiB/s |    8.88 Mbps  | ping 268.529ms
 EDIS, Stockholm, Sweden      :     309 B/s |      N/A       | ping 251.733ms
 OVH, Roubaix, France         :     115 B/s |      N/A       | ping 245.894ms
 Online, France               :  23.62 KiB/s |    0.18 Mbps  | ping 225.964ms
 Prometeus, Milan, Italy      :     183 B/s |      N/A       | ping 269.895ms


 ## Exotic Speedtest

 Sydney, Australia     :   1.70 MiB/s |   13.57 Mbps  | ping 150.809ms
 Lagoon, New Caledonia :     274 B/s |      N/A       | ping 174.769ms
 Hosteasy, Moldova     :  32.47 KiB/s |    0.25 Mbps  | ping error!
 Prima, Argentina      : 359.10 KiB/s |    2.81 Mbps  | ping error!


 ## Asia Speedtest

 SoftLayer, Singapore :   1.91 MiB/s |   15.28 Mbps  | ping 103.257ms
 Linode, Tokyo, Japan :   2.23 MiB/s |   17.82 Mbps  | ping  33.767ms
 Linode, Singapore    :   2.10 MiB/s |   16.83 Mbps  | ping  79.661ms
 Vultr, Tokyo, Japan  : 425.18 KiB/s |    3.32 Mbps  | ping 133.758ms


 Benchmark finished in 132 seconds

Media Unlock Test

============[ Multination ]============
 Dazn:                                  No
 HotStar:                               No
 Disney+:                               Yes (Region: KR)
 Netflix:                               Originals Only
 YouTube Premium:                       Yes (Region: KR)
 Amazon Prime Video:                    Yes (Region: KR)
 TVBAnywhere+:                          Yes
 iQyi Oversea Region:                   KR
 Viu.com:                               No
 YouTube CDN:                           Tokyo 
 Netflix Preferred CDN:                 Seattle, WA  
 Spotify Registration:                  No
 Steam Currency:                        KRW
 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:                                   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:                           Yes
 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: CO)
 Funimation:                            No
=======================================
===============[ Europe ]==============
 Rakuten TV:                            Yes
 Funimation:                            No
 SkyShowTime:                           No
 HBO Max:                               No
 Maths Spot:                            Failed (Network Connection)
 ---GB---
 Sky Go:                                Yes
 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:                                 Yes
 Coupang Play:                          Yes
 Naver TV:                              Yes
 Afreeca TV:                            Yes
 KBS Domestic:                          No
=======================================
No IPv6 Connectivity Found, Abort IPv6 Testing...

Testing Done! 

Global Ping Test

LightNode Korea Seoul BGP NetWorking VPS Hosting Test and Review

Query: ping 38.60.220.220, interval: 5s, dense mode: no

Probing 38.60.220.220 – ARIN /24 AS138915 KAOPU-HK Kaopu – South Korea, Seoul

CloudFlare Internet Test

LightNode Korea Seoul BGP NetWorking VPS Hosting Test and Review

PageSpeed Insights

LightNode Korea Seoul BGP NetWorking VPS Hosting Test and Review

GTmetrix Performance

LightNode Korea Seoul BGP NetWorking VPS Hosting Test and Review

Admin Control Panel

LightNode Korea Seoul BGP NetWorking VPS Hosting Test and Review

LightNode’s admin control panel is a user-friendly interface that empowers users to efficiently manage and monitor their Instances and associated settings. Among its notable features, server configuration stands out as it allows developers to tailor their instance infrastructure according to their specific requirements, enabling a truly customizable experience.

Moreover, the admin control panel offers a suite of powerful monitoring tools that enable users to track network statistics, identify potential bottlenecks, and promptly address any issues that may arise in real-time.

In addition to the aforementioned features, the admin control panel also provides essential functionalities such as firewall access controls, facilitating robust security measures to safeguard the instances.

Server Pricing

LightNode Korea Seoul 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

Reviews from users indicate that LightNode is an excellent choice for those seeking a fast and stable server. Their support team is consistently praised for their responsiveness and helpfulness. It’s worth mentioning that currently, only VPS is available as a single product category, and cPanel is not offered.

In conclusion, whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned professional, LightNode is a viable option for hosting or VPS services to create and manage your websites. Their user-friendly control panel, flexible billing options, and attentive support team make them a strong contender for your hosting needs.

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

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