LightNode South Africa Johannesburg BGP NetWorking VPS Hosting Test and Review

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LightNode South Africa Johannesburg BGP NetWorking VPS Hosting Test and Review

LightNode South Africa Johannesburg Shared vCPU Cloud Instance is an excellent hosting option for developers looking to quickly launch a blog or forum. It supports popular application mirrors like WordPress, making deployment hassle-free.

This hosting package offers 4 vCPU, 8 GB RAM, and 50 GB Disk, providing the necessary resources to create robust websites and applications. Optimized networking for international routes, ensures better accessibility for users from overseas. However, it might have a slightly higher latency than China.

LightNode offers flexible configuration options at an affordable price, allowing you to create powerful websites and applications for your clients without breaking the bank.

About LightNode

LightNode is a highly reputable VPS hosting provider that stands out for its user-friendly interface, enabling effortless instance deployment and web application deployment through a simple panel. With a wide selection of over 24 global locations, LightNode offers ample flexibility in choosing the server location that suits users’ needs. Additionally, the platform supports flexible hourly billing and offers multiple payment options, including PayPal and Credit Cards.

User reviews consistently affirm LightNode as a solid choice for those seeking a fast and stable server. The support team is praised for their unwavering responsiveness and helpfulness, ensuring that users receive prompt assistance whenever required.

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

Basic Bench

 CPU Model          : QEMU Virtual CPU version 2.5+
 CPU Cores          : 4 @ 2494.222 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 (91.7 MB Used)
 System uptime      : 0 days, 0 hour 5 min
 Load average       : 0.09, 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           : Johannesburg / ZA
 Region             : Gauteng
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 I/O Speed(1st run) : 227 MB/s
 I/O Speed(2nd run) : 341 MB/s
 I/O Speed(3rd run) : 329 MB/s
 I/O Speed(average) : 299.0 MB/s
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Node Name        Upload Speed      Download Speed      Latency     
 Speedtest.net    103.78 Mbps       97.94 Mbps          0.34 ms     
 Los Angeles, US  101.60 Mbps       104.56 Mbps         292.33 ms   
 Dallas, US       102.72 Mbps       101.23 Mbps         259.36 ms   
 Montreal, CA     103.47 Mbps       98.35 Mbps          259.68 ms   
 Paris, FR        102.23 Mbps       101.91 Mbps         169.40 ms   
 Amsterdam, NL    105.13 Mbps       99.09 Mbps          181.25 ms   
 Shanghai, CN     3.14 Mbps         88.51 Mbps          477.45 ms   
 Nanjing, CN      98.74 Mbps        102.65 Mbps         392.96 ms   
 Singapore, SG    5.90 Mbps         75.39 Mbps          400.96 ms   
 Tokyo, JP        97.13 Mbps        100.02 Mbps         390.46 ms   
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 Finished in        : 6 min 42 sec
 Timestamp          : 2023-06-15 15:27:50 CST

Looking Glass

Test IPv4: 38.54.63.87

Yabs Performance Bench

IPv4 Network Information:
---------------------------------
ISP        : Kaopu Cloud HK Limited
ASN        : AS138915 Kaopu Cloud HK Limited
Host       : LightNode-ZA
Location   : Johannesburg, Gauteng (GP)
Country    : South Africa

Fio binary download failed. Running dd test as fallback....

dd Sequential Disk Speed Tests:
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       | Test 1      | Test 2      | Test 3      | Avg        
       |             |             |             |            
Write  | 149 MB/s    | 146 MB/s    | 147 MB/s    | 147.33 MB/s
Read   | 999 MB/s    | 965 MB/s    | 671 MB/s    | 878.33 MB/s

iperf3 binary download failed. Skipping iperf network tests...

Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test:
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Test            | Value                         
                |                               
Single Core     | 536                           
Multi Core      | 1622                          
Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v6/cpu/1603106

YABS completed in 15 min 3 sec

Summarize

LightNode South Africa Johannesburg BGP NetWorking VPS Hosting Test and Review LightNode South Africa Johannesburg BGP NetWorking VPS Hosting Test and Review

Global Node Test

 ## CDN Speedtest

 CacheFly :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping   0.401ms
 Gdrive   :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping   0.497ms


 ## North America Speedtest

 Softlayer, Washington, USA :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping 262.077ms
 SoftLayer, San Jose, USA   :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping 326.152ms
 SoftLayer, Dallas, USA     :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping error!
 Vultr, New Jersey, USA     :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping 248.975ms
 Vultr, Seattle, USA        :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping 321.367ms
 Vultr, Dallas, USA         :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping 289.402ms
 Vultr, Los Angeles, USA    :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping 309.456ms
 Ramnode, New York, USA     :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping 239.645ms
 Ramnode, Atlanta, USA      :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping 256.950ms


 ## Europe Speedtest

 Vultr, London, UK            :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping 160.126ms
 LeaseWeb, Frankfurt, Germany :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping 180.482ms
 Hetzner, Germany             :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping 184.503ms
 Ramnode, Alblasserdam, NL    :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping 185.073ms
 Vultr, Amsterdam, NL         :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping 175.594ms
 EDIS, Stockholm, Sweden      :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping 185.172ms
 OVH, Roubaix, France         :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping 186.211ms
 Online, France               :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping 170.085ms
 Prometeus, Milan, Italy      :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping 176.393ms


 ## Exotic Speedtest

 Sydney, Australia     :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping 439.643ms
 Lagoon, New Caledonia :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping 463.153ms
 Hosteasy, Moldova     :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping 211.353ms
 Prima, Argentina      :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping error!


 ## Asia Speedtest

 SoftLayer, Singapore :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping 321.404ms
 Linode, Tokyo, Japan :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping 424.369ms
 Linode, Singapore    :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping 429.214ms
 Vultr, Tokyo, Japan  :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping 405.783ms

 Benchmark finished in 370 seconds

Media Unlock Test

============[ Multination ]============
 Dazn:                                  No
 HotStar:                               No
 Disney+:                               Available For [Disney+ ZA] Soon
 Netflix:                               Originals Only
 YouTube Premium:                       Yes (Region: HK)
 Amazon Prime Video:                    Yes (Region: ZA)
 TVBAnywhere+:                          Yes
 iQyi Oversea Region:                   US
 Viu.com:                               Yes (Region: ZA)
 YouTube CDN:                           Johannesburg 
 Netflix Preferred CDN:                 Associated with [Liquid Intelligent Technologies] in [Harare ]
 Spotify Registration:                  No
 Steam Currency:                        ZAR
 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
 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:        Yes
 World Flipper Japan:                   Yes
 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:                                 No
 TLC GO:                                No
 HBO Max:                               Failed (Network Connection)
 Shudder:                               No
 BritBox:                               Yes
 Crackle:                               Yes
 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:                              No
 SHOWTIME:                              Yes
 encoreTVB:                             No
 Funimation:                            No
 Discovery+:                            No
 Paramount+:                            No
 Peacock TV:                            Yes
 Popcornflix:                           No
 Crunchyroll:                           Yes
 KBS American:                          No
 KOCOWA:                                No
 Maths Spot:                            Failed (Network Connection)
 ---CA---
 CBC Gem:                               No
 Crave:                                 Yes
=======================================
===========[ South America ]===========
 Star+:                                 No
 HBO Max:                               Failed (Network Connection)
 DirecTV Go:                            Yes (Region: REGISTRARSE)
 Funimation:                            No
=======================================
===============[ Europe ]==============
 Rakuten TV:                            Yes
 Funimation:                            No
 SkyShowTime:                           No
 HBO Max:                               Failed (Network Connection)
 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+:                                Failed (Network Connection)
 Molotov:                               No
 ---DE---
 Joyn:                                  No
 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:                              No
 SHOWTIME:                              Yes
 BritBox:                               Yes
 Funimation:                            No
 Paramount+:                            No
 ---AU---
 Stan:                                  Yes
 Binge:                                 Failed (Unexpected Result: 302)
 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:                              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 South Africa Johannesburg BGP NetWorking VPS Hosting Test and Review

Query: ping 38.54.63.126, interval: 5s, dense mode: no

Probing 38.54.63.126 – ARIN /24 AS138915 KAOPU-HK Kaopu – South Africa, Gauteng, Johannesburg

CloudFlare Internet Test

LightNode South Africa Johannesburg BGP NetWorking VPS Hosting Test and Review

PageSpeed Insights

LightNode South Africa Johannesburg BGP NetWorking VPS Hosting Test and Review

GTmetrix Performance

LightNode South Africa Johannesburg BGP NetWorking VPS Hosting Test and Review

Admin Control Panel

LightNode South Africa Johannesburg BGP NetWorking VPS Hosting Test and Review

The admin control panel offered by LightNode is not only user-friendly but also equipped with powerful features to customize instances and monitor settings. It provides users with the utmost convenience in managing and monitoring their instances.

One standout feature of LightNode’s admin control panel is its server configuration capabilities. Developers can easily customize their instance infrastructure to meet their specific requirements. This flexibility allows users to tailor their hosting environment, resulting in optimized performance and a personalized experience.

Additionally, the admin control panel offers robust monitoring tools. Users can track network statistics and diagnose any issues in real time. This capability empowers users to ensure optimal performance and identify and resolve potential problems promptly. By having access to real-time network statistics, users can take proactive measures to maintain the stability and reliability of their hosting environment.

Server Pricing

LightNode South Africa Johannesburg 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

Some pros and cons of using LightNode:

Pros:

  • Quick and easy to open an instance and deploy web applications through a simple panel.
  • More than 24 locations around the world to choose from.
  • Flexible hourly billing and multiple payment methods such as PayPal and Credit Cards.
  • Responsive and helpful support team.

Cons:

  • Not enough product variety.
  • No cPanel yet.

To summarize, LightNode emerges as a reliable VPS hosting provider with its user-friendly panel, accommodating billing options, and attentive support. Nevertheless, users seeking a broader range of products or a cPanel may find LightNode lacking in these specific areas.

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

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