LightNode United Arab Emirates Dubai BGP NetWorking VPS Hosting Test and Review

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LightNode United Arab Emirates Dubai BGP NetWorking VPS Hosting Test and Review

Experience the LightNode UAE Dubai Shared vCPU Cloud Instance for seamless deployment of your blog or forum. Developers can effortlessly set up their desired platforms with LightNode’s support for application mirrors like WordPress, ensuring a quick and hassle-free launch.

Powered by the advanced QEMU Virtual CPU version 2.5+ Processor, this cloud instance boasts 4 vCPUs, 8 GB RAM, 50 GB Disk capacity, BGP Networking, 2 TB Transfer, and 1x IPv4. With optimized international routing, users can enjoy efficient access, although China-based users may experience slightly higher latency.

LightNode offers flexible configurations at cost-effective prices, allowing you to create robust websites and applications for your customers while keeping your expenses in check. Benefit from the power and affordability that sets LightNode apart from other hosting providers.

About LightNode

LightNode is a leading VPS hosting company, catering to both beginners and professionals seeking a powerful platform to create and manage their websites. With over two decades of experience since its establishment in 2002, LightNode has built a strong reputation in the industry. Headquartered in Hong Kong, China, the company offers a wide range of robust features and options to meet the diverse needs of its users.

LightNode’s VPS hosting solutions provide users with reliable and secure access control, enabling them to manage their websites with ease. Additionally, the platform offers FTP support, both managed and unmanaged hosting options, multi-server management capabilities, and the convenience of one-click app installations. With root access privileges, users have complete control over their virtual servers.

To enhance performance, LightNode incorporates SSD storage, delivering faster data retrieval and improved overall server responsiveness. The platform also supports the uploading of custom ISOs, allowing users to customize their server environments according to their specific requirements.

One of the standout features of LightNode is its global reach with more than 24 locations available around the globe including many exotic locations like Manila, Dubai, Riyadh, Bangkok, Phnom Penh, Dhaka, Sao Paulo, Johannesburg etc. Additionally, LightNode offers hourly billing for its VPS servers allowing for flexible use. Pricing starts at $7.70 per month and multiple payment methods are accepted including PayPal and Credit Card.

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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 (93.6 MB Used)
 System uptime      : 0 days, 0 hour 15 min
 Load average       : 0.00, 0.01, 0.00
 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           : Dubai / AE
 Region             : Dubai
 I/O Speed(1st run) : 223 MB/s
 I/O Speed(2nd run) : 306 MB/s
 I/O Speed(3rd run) : 302 MB/s
 I/O Speed(average) : 277.0 MB/s
 Node Name        Upload Speed      Download Speed      Latency    51.84 Mbps        48.97 Mbps          0.42 ms     
 Los Angeles, US  48.47 Mbps        54.11 Mbps          266.72 ms   
 Dallas, US       54.78 Mbps        51.49 Mbps          235.10 ms   
 Montreal, CA     51.58 Mbps        48.68 Mbps          206.54 ms   
 Paris, FR        50.82 Mbps        35.54 Mbps          119.85 ms   
 Amsterdam, NL    52.18 Mbps        49.29 Mbps          129.39 ms   
 Shanghai, CN     53.52 Mbps        50.69 Mbps          252.20 ms   
 Nanjing, CN      52.69 Mbps        49.97 Mbps          166.64 ms   
 Guangzhou, CN    31.11 Mbps        18.31 Mbps          176.71 ms   
 Hongkong, CN     4.74 Mbps         4.86 Mbps           128.38 ms   
 Singapore, SG    50.08 Mbps        49.76 Mbps          82.55 ms    
 Tokyo, JP        52.29 Mbps        49.99 Mbps          179.37 ms   
 Finished in        : 6 min 47 sec
 Timestamp          : 2023-06-15 18:39:16 CST

Looking Glass

Test IPv4:

Yabs Performance Bench

IPv4 Network Information:
ISP        : Kaopu Cloud HK Limited
ASN        : AS138915 Kaopu Cloud HK Limited
Host       : Lightnode-UAE
Location   : Dubai, Dubai (DU)
Country    : United Arab Emirates

fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50):
Block Size | 4k            (IOPS) | 64k           (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 133.32 MB/s  (33.3k) | 1.06 GB/s    (16.5k)
Write      | 133.67 MB/s  (33.4k) | 1.06 GB/s    (16.6k)
Total      | 266.99 MB/s  (66.7k) | 2.12 GB/s    (33.2k)
           |                      |                     
Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 1.36 GB/s     (2.6k) | 1.42 GB/s     (1.3k)
Write      | 1.43 GB/s     (2.7k) | 1.51 GB/s     (1.4k)
Total      | 2.79 GB/s     (5.4k) | 2.94 GB/s     (2.8k)

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | busy            | 47.1 Mbits/sec  | --             
Scaleway        | Paris, FR (10G)           | busy            | busy            | 104 ms         
NovoServe       | North Holland, NL (40G)   | busy            | 45.9 Mbits/sec  | 104 ms         
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | busy            | 44.9 Mbits/sec  | 206 ms         
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | busy            | 26.7 Mbits/sec  | 203 ms         
Clouvider       | Dallas, TX, US (10G)      | busy            | busy            | 210 ms         
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | busy            | 42.6 Mbits/sec  | 251 ms         

Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test:
Test            | Value                         
Single Core     | 406                           
Multi Core      | 1320                          
Full Test       |

YABS completed in 31 min 57 sec


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Global Node Test

 ## CDN Speedtest

 CacheFly :   4.31 MiB/s |   34.47 Mbps  | ping 125.212ms
 Gdrive   :   2.12 MiB/s |   16.96 Mbps  | ping 112.181ms

 ## North America Speedtest

 Softlayer, Washington, USA :   1.50 MiB/s |   11.99 Mbps  | ping 178.379ms
 SoftLayer, San Jose, USA   :   1.26 MiB/s |   10.12 Mbps  | ping 256.944ms
 SoftLayer, Dallas, USA     :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping error!
 Vultr, New Jersey, USA     : 223.73 KiB/s |    1.75 Mbps  | ping 193.474ms
 Vultr, Seattle, USA        :   2.09 MiB/s |   16.76 Mbps  | ping 254.707ms
 Vultr, Dallas, USA         :   2.46 MiB/s |   19.65 Mbps  | ping 217.801ms
 Vultr, Los Angeles, USA    :   2.09 MiB/s |   16.75 Mbps  | ping 242.080ms
 Ramnode, New York, USA     :   1.32 MiB/s |   10.53 Mbps  | ping 181.851ms
 Ramnode, Atlanta, USA      :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping 262.162ms

 ## Europe Speedtest

 Vultr, London, UK            : 782.42 KiB/s |    6.11 Mbps  | ping 110.823ms
 LeaseWeb, Frankfurt, Germany :   1.16 MiB/s |    9.27 Mbps  | ping  98.969ms
 Hetzner, Germany             : 187.97 KiB/s |    1.47 Mbps  | ping 105.150ms
 Ramnode, Alblasserdam, NL    :   1.11 MiB/s |    8.91 Mbps  | ping 116.858ms
 Vultr, Amsterdam, NL         : 807.53 KiB/s |    6.31 Mbps  | ping 111.878ms
 EDIS, Stockholm, Sweden      :      71 B/s |      N/A       | ping 130.220ms
 OVH, Roubaix, France         :      77 B/s |      N/A       | ping  98.856ms
 Online, France               :   1.89 MiB/s |   15.08 Mbps  | ping 104.361ms
 Prometeus, Milan, Italy      :      64 B/s |      N/A       | ping 118.489ms

 ## Exotic Speedtest

 Sydney, Australia     :  52.00 KiB/s |    0.41 Mbps  | ping 279.128ms
 Lagoon, New Caledonia :      66 B/s |      N/A       | ping 351.538ms
 Hosteasy, Moldova     :   1.41 MiB/s |   11.25 Mbps  | ping 134.085ms
 Prima, Argentina      :  21.14 KiB/s |    0.17 Mbps  | ping error!

 ## Asia Speedtest

 SoftLayer, Singapore : 226.26 KiB/s |    1.77 Mbps  | ping 200.415ms
 Linode, Tokyo, Japan :   1.32 MiB/s |   10.57 Mbps  | ping 324.599ms
 Linode, Singapore    :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping 194.059ms
 Vultr, Tokyo, Japan  :   2.89 MiB/s |   23.14 Mbps  | ping 173.695ms

 Benchmark finished in 202 seconds

Media Unlock Test

============[ Multination ]============
 Dazn:                                  No
 HotStar:                               No
 Disney+:                               Available For [Disney+ AE] Soon
 Netflix:                               Originals Only
 YouTube Premium:                       Yes (Region: HK)
 Amazon Prime Video:                    Yes (Region: AE)
 TVBAnywhere+:                          Yes
 iQyi Oversea Region:                   SG                               Yes (Region: AE)
 YouTube CDN:                           Muscat 
 Netflix Preferred CDN:                 Associated with [] in [Al-Fujairah]
 Spotify Registration:                  No
 Steam Currency:                        AED
 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:                                   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:                              Yes
 SHOWTIME:                              Yes
 encoreTVB:                             No
 Funimation:                            No
 Discovery+:                            No
 Paramount+:                            No
 Peacock TV:                            Yes
 Popcornflix:                           No
 Crunchyroll:                           Yes
 Directv Stream:                        No
 KBS American:                          No
 KOCOWA:                                No
 Maths Spot:                            Failed (Network Connection)
 CBC Gem:                               No
 Crave:                                 Yes
===========[ South America ]===========
 Star+:                                 No
 HBO Max:                               Yes
 DirecTV Go:                            Yes (Region: REGISTRARSE)
 Funimation:                            No
===============[ Europe ]==============
 Rakuten TV:                            Yes
 Funimation:                            No
 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+:                                Failed (Network Connection)
 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:                            No
 Paramount+:                            No
 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
 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 Arab Emirates Dubai BGP NetWorking VPS Hosting Test and Review

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

Probing – ARIN /24 AS138915 KAOPU-HK Kaopu – United Arab Emirates, Dubai

CloudFlare Internet Test

LightNode United Arab Emirates Dubai BGP NetWorking VPS Hosting Test and Review

PageSpeed Insights

LightNode United Arab Emirates Dubai BGP NetWorking VPS Hosting Test and Review

GTmetrix Performance

LightNode United Arab Emirates Dubai BGP NetWorking VPS Hosting Test and Review

Admin Control Panel

LightNode United Arab Emirates Dubai BGP NetWorking VPS Hosting Test and Review

LightNode’s admin control panel is a comprehensive and user-friendly solution that empowers developers in managing and monitoring their instances effortlessly. With a focus on user convenience, the control panel offers a variety of powerful features, starting with server configuration customization. This feature allows developers to tailor their instance infrastructure precisely according to their unique requirements.

Moreover, the control panel provides robust monitoring tools that ensure users have access to real-time network statistics and the ability to diagnose and address any issues promptly. This proactive approach enables developers to maintain optimal performance and keep their websites and applications running smoothly.

Server Pricing

LightNode United Arab Emirates Dubai BGP NetWorking VPS Hosting Test and Review

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With a focus on customer satisfaction, LightNode provides exceptional technical support and assistance. Their knowledgeable team is available to address any concerns or issues that may arise during the hosting process, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free experience for users.

In conclusion, LightNode stands out as a reliable and feature-rich VPS hosting provider, offering a comprehensive set of tools and resources for users to create and manage their websites effectively. With a wide range of options, top-notch support, and a track record of success, LightNode is a trusted choice for individuals and businesses alike.

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