LightNode Bulgaria Sofia BGP NetWorking VPS Hosting Test and Review

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LightNode Bulgaria Sofia BGP NetWorking VPS Hosting Test and Review

This time we will test the LightNode Bulgaria Sofia Shared vCPU VPS Server, powered by QEMU Virtual CPU version 2.5+. 4 CPU Cores/8 GB RAM/50 GB SSD Storage/2 TB Traffic/1x IPv4.

LightNode provides a stable and secure global cloud infrastructure for developers to get a blog or forum up and running quickly. At the same time, They also support application mirrors such as WordPress, allowing you to deploy your blog or forum quickly.

About LightNode

LightNode is a global cloud computing service that provides NVMe SSD VPS hosting in over 30+ locations around the worldIt offers a flexible and scalable solution to help reduce IT costs, improve operational efficiency, and focus on core business innovation.

With LightNode, you can choose from 20+ data centers and 100+ POP nodes connected to a 10Tbps backbone network and over 300+ operators. The platform offers a range of advantages, including a PC+Mobile terminalcustomized configurationsone-click deployment, and transparent costYou can get more resources for less cost, with plans starting at just $8.7 for 1 vCPU, 2GB of memory, 50GB of storage, and 2000GB of network.

LightNode also provides various tools to help you manage your infrastructure, including custom images, firewall groups, snapshots, monitors, and block storage. You can easily protect your infrastructure and define the services visible on your LightNode with the free Cloud Firewall. Snapshots allow you to create on-demand disk images of your LightNode that you can keep indefinitely and use to roll back or create new instances.

In terms of support, LightNode offers 24/7 technical support and guarantees that 95% of faults will be handled within 4 hours. The company has over 10,000 online equipment guarantee experiences and over 500 network monitoring points. It also boasts an uptime of over 99.99%.

Overall, LightNode is a reliable and cost-effective solution for beginners and professionals looking to create and manage their websites using hosting or VPS. Whether running a blog or forum, an e-commerce platform, software or services, or even a game server, LightNode has the infrastructure and tools to help you succeed.

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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 (82.2 MB Used)
 System uptime      : 0 days, 0 hour 21 min
 Load average       : 0.00, 0.00, 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       : AS174 Cogent Communications
 Location           : Sofia / BG
 Region             : Sofia-Capital
 I/O Speed(1st run) : 320 MB/s
 I/O Speed(2nd run) : 469 MB/s
 I/O Speed(3rd run) : 445 MB/s
 I/O Speed(average) : 411.3 MB/s
 Node Name        Upload Speed      Download Speed      Latency    102.40 Mbps       97.82 Mbps          0.44 ms     
 Los Angeles, US  104.29 Mbps       99.74 Mbps          183.57 ms   
 Dallas, US       113.06 Mbps       100.88 Mbps         153.40 ms   
 Montreal, CA     105.55 Mbps       81.31 Mbps          120.37 ms   
 Amsterdam, NL    101.31 Mbps       98.03 Mbps          34.78 ms    
 Shanghai, CN     104.08 Mbps       103.52 Mbps         261.27 ms   
 Nanjing, CN      97.25 Mbps        71.81 Mbps          293.27 ms   
 Guangzhou, CN    12.89 Mbps        26.66 Mbps          282.12 ms   
 Hongkong, CN     8.01 Mbps         1.59 Mbps           226.83 ms   
 Singapore, SG    98.85 Mbps        101.80 Mbps         282.67 ms   
 Tokyo, JP        108.79 Mbps       100.55 Mbps         274.74 ms   
 Finished in        : 6 min 1 sec
 Timestamp          : 2023-07-10 10:14:39 CST

Looking Glass

Test IPv4:

Yabs Performance Bench

IPv4 Network Information:
ISP        : Kaopu Cloud HK Limited
ASN        : AS138915 Kaopu Cloud HK Limited
Host       : LightNode-BG
Location   : Sofia, Sofia-Capital (22)
Country    : Bulgaria

fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50):
Block Size | 4k            (IOPS) | 64k           (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 258.05 MB/s  (64.5k) | 1.08 GB/s    (16.9k)
Write      | 258.73 MB/s  (64.6k) | 1.09 GB/s    (17.0k)
Total      | 516.79 MB/s (129.1k) | 2.17 GB/s    (34.0k)
           |                      |                     
Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 1.37 GB/s     (2.6k) | 385.19 MB/s    (376)
Write      | 1.45 GB/s     (2.8k) | 410.84 MB/s    (401)
Total      | 2.83 GB/s     (5.5k) | 796.03 MB/s    (777)

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 103 Mbits/sec   | 97.4 Mbits/sec  | 39.7 ms        
Scaleway        | Paris, FR (10G)           | 103 Mbits/sec   | 97.4 Mbits/sec  | 49.0 ms        
NovoServe       | North Holland, NL (40G)   | busy            | 97.4 Mbits/sec  | 34.9 ms        
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 98.5 Mbits/sec  | 91.5 Mbits/sec  | 103 ms         
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 97.0 Mbits/sec  | 95.1 Mbits/sec  | 114 ms         
Clouvider       | Dallas, TX, US (10G)      | 94.1 Mbits/sec  | 88.6 Mbits/sec  | 146 ms         
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | busy            | busy            | 178 ms         

Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test:
Test            | Value                         
Single Core     | 579                           
Multi Core      | 1872                          
Full Test       |

YABS completed in 16 min 7 sec

Global Node Test

 ## CDN Speedtest

 CacheFly :  11.56 MiB/s |   92.48 Mbps  | ping   0.707ms
 Gdrive   :   9.04 MiB/s |   72.34 Mbps  | ping   0.795ms

 ## North America Speedtest

 Softlayer, Washington, USA :   6.72 MiB/s |   53.73 Mbps  | ping 118.878ms
 SoftLayer, San Jose, USA   :   3.39 MiB/s |   27.08 Mbps  | ping 177.125ms
 SoftLayer, Dallas, USA     :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping error!
 Vultr, New Jersey, USA     : 522.53 KiB/s |    4.08 Mbps  | ping 107.616ms
 Vultr, Seattle, USA        :   5.88 MiB/s |   47.04 Mbps  | ping 179.761ms
 Vultr, Dallas, USA         :   7.11 MiB/s |   56.90 Mbps  | ping 152.814ms
 Vultr, Los Angeles, USA    :   5.68 MiB/s |   45.42 Mbps  | ping 182.484ms
 Ramnode, New York, USA     :   7.03 MiB/s |   56.25 Mbps  | ping 112.301ms
 Ramnode, Atlanta, USA      :   4.64 MiB/s |   37.12 Mbps  | ping 131.309ms

 ## Europe Speedtest

 Vultr, London, UK            :  10.60 MiB/s |   84.76 Mbps  | ping  41.502ms
 LeaseWeb, Frankfurt, Germany :  11.04 MiB/s |   88.31 Mbps  | ping  35.322ms
 Hetzner, Germany             :  10.40 MiB/s |   83.21 Mbps  | ping  40.382ms
 Ramnode, Alblasserdam, NL    :   2.49 MiB/s |   19.90 Mbps  | ping 194.770ms
 Vultr, Amsterdam, NL         :  10.99 MiB/s |   87.94 Mbps  | ping  33.110ms
 EDIS, Stockholm, Sweden      :   1.27 KiB/s |    0.01 Mbps  | ping  53.297ms
 OVH, Roubaix, France         :   1.18 KiB/s |    0.01 Mbps  | ping  39.570ms
 Online, France               :  10.74 MiB/s |   85.93 Mbps  | ping  51.647ms
 Prometeus, Milan, Italy      :     980 B/s |      N/A       | ping  55.665ms

 ## Exotic Speedtest

 Sydney, Australia     :   2.21 MiB/s |   17.66 Mbps  | ping 311.710ms
 Lagoon, New Caledonia :     317 B/s |      N/A       | ping 290.105ms
 Hosteasy, Moldova     :   5.15 MiB/s |   41.16 Mbps  | ping  17.324ms
 Prima, Argentina      : 910.46 KiB/s |    7.11 Mbps  | ping error!

 ## Asia Speedtest

 SoftLayer, Singapore : 613.65 KiB/s |    4.79 Mbps  | ping 315.509ms
 Linode, Tokyo, Japan :   1.64 MiB/s |   13.12 Mbps  | ping 280.280ms
 Linode, Singapore    :   3.15 MiB/s |   25.22 Mbps  | ping 191.598ms
 Vultr, Tokyo, Japan  :   4.33 MiB/s |   34.62 Mbps  | ping 271.137ms

 Benchmark finished in 123 seconds

Media Unlock Test

============[ Multination ]============
 Dazn:                                  No
 HotStar:                               No
 Disney+:                               Yes (Region: BG)
 Netflix:                               Originals Only
 YouTube Premium:                       Yes (Region: HK)
 Amazon Prime Video:                    Yes (Region: BG)
 TVBAnywhere+:                          Yes
 iQyi Oversea Region:                   INTL                               No
 YouTube CDN:                           Sofia 
 Netflix Preferred CDN:                 Associated with [Serbian Open Exchange DOO] in [Belgrade ]
 Spotify Registration:                  No
 Steam Currency:                        EUR
 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                              No
 Telasa:                                No
 U-NEXT:                                No
 Hulu Japan:                            No
 TVer:                                  Yes
 GYAO!:                                 Yes
 WOWOW:                                 Failed
 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+:                                  Yes
 ESPN+:[Sponsored by Jam]               No
 Epix:                                  No
 Starz:                                 No
 Philo:                                 No
 FXNOW:                                 No
 TLC GO:                                No
 HBO Max:                               Yes (Region: BG)
 Shudder:                               Yes
 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)
 CBC Gem:                               No
 Crave:                                 Yes
===========[ South America ]===========
 Star+:                                 No
 HBO Max:                               Yes (Region: BG)
 DirecTV Go:                            Yes (Region: REGISTRARSE)
 Funimation:                            No
===============[ Europe ]==============
 Rakuten TV:                            Yes
 Funimation:                            No
 SkyShowTime:                           Yes (Region: BG)
 HBO Max:                               Yes (Region: BG)
 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:                            No
 Paramount+:                            No
 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
 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 Bulgaria Sofia BGP NetWorking VPS Hosting Test and Review

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

Probing – ARIN /23 AS138915 KAOPU-HK Kaopu – Bulgaria, Sofia-Capital

CloudFlare Internet Test

LightNode Bulgaria Sofia BGP NetWorking VPS Hosting Test and Review

PageSpeed Insights

LightNode Bulgaria Sofia BGP NetWorking VPS Hosting Test and Review

GTmetrix Performance

LightNode Bulgaria Sofia BGP NetWorking VPS Hosting Test and Review

Admin Control Panel

LightNode Bulgaria Sofia BGP NetWorking VPS Hosting Test and Review

LightNode has an Admin Control Panel for managing your resources on their platform. You can sign in to the control panel using your email address and password, or you can sign in with Google or Github. If you’re a new user, you can sign up for an account, and if you forget your password, there’s an option to reset it. Once you’re signed in to the control panel, you can manage your resources on LightNode. You may want to visit their website or contact their support team for more detailed information.

Server Pricing

LightNode Bulgaria Sofia BGP NetWorking VPS Hosting Test and Review

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The server demonstrates excellent I/O speeds, averaging 411.3 MB/s across multiple runs. The network performance is commendable, with notable upload and download speeds in various locations worldwide.

Furthermore, the server’s disk speed tests reveal high read and write speeds, reaching up to 2.17 GB/s, translating to efficient data operations. It showcases superior performance in small (4k and 64k) and large block sizes (512k and 1m). These results indicate that the server can effectively handle demanding workloads and data-intensive operations.

A Geekbench 6 benchmark test was conducted to evaluate overall processing capabilities, resulting in a single-core score of 579 and a multi-core score of 1872. This demonstrates good computing power for a shared vCPU server.

Based on the test result, the LightNode Bulgaria Sofia Shared vCPU VPS Server delivers impressive performance and storage capabilities, making it a reliable option for users who require scalable computing resources and fast data processing.

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