LightNode Taiwan Taipei BGP NetWorking VPS Hosting Test and Review

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LightNode Taiwan Taipei BGP NetWorking VPS Hosting Test and Review

This evaluation will examine the LightNode Taiwan Taipei Shared vCPU VPS Server, specifically designed for various use cases such as individual applications, distributed systems, dynamic clusters, or development environments.

The server boasts the high-performance QEMU Virtual CPU version 2.5+ Processor, ensuring efficient processing power. With 2 CPU Cores and 4 GB of RAM, it can handle demanding workloads and provide sufficient resources for smooth operations.

The server also offers generous storage capacity with 50 GB of SSD Storage, enabling users to conveniently store their data and applications. Regarding data transfer, it provides 1 TB of Traffic, accommodating moderate network activity levels. Additionally, it comes with a 1x IPv4 address to facilitate seamless connectivity.

Taipei is the capital of Taiwan Province of the People’s Republic of China, located on the southeast coast of China. LightNode’s Chinese Taipei node is a BGP line, and a similar node is in Hong Kong.

About LightNode

LightNode is a well-established global NVMe SSD VPS hosting provider, boasting a wide network with over 30+ locations and connectivity to 300+ operators. With their robust 10Tbps Backbone Network, they ensure high-speed and reliable performance for their clients. LightNode offers flexible billing options, allowing customers to choose between hourly and monthly billing cycles. Furthermore, their cloud servers feature 100% KVM virtualization, ensuring top-notch quality.

What sets LightNode apart is their user-friendly API, designed to simplify the deployment and management of LightNode hosts. This API supports various operating systems, including Windows and multiple Linux distributions, and features like WordPress mirroring. Customers appreciate the convenience of one-click deployments and seamless management enabled by this intuitive interface.

While LightNode has received positive feedback from a portion of their customer base, it’s worth noting that some negative experiences have been reported. The satisfied customers have lauded the stability of LightNode’s servers, impressive network speeds, and the helpfulness of their support team. However, some users have expressed dissatisfaction with issues such as poor network connectivity and speeds, insufficient technical support, and difficulties with payment refunds.

LightNode presents a compelling web hosting and VPS services offering, with extensive features, robust network infrastructure, and excellent support. However, one should consider customer reviews and experiences to make an informed decision based on individual requirements and expectations.

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

Basic Bench

 CPU Model          : QEMU Virtual CPU version 2.5+
 CPU Cores          : 2 @ 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          : 3.8 GB (79.8 MB Used)
 System uptime      : 0 days, 0 hour 23 min
 Load average       : 0.06, 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           : Taipei / TW
 Region             : Taiwan
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 I/O Speed(1st run) : 226 MB/s
 I/O Speed(2nd run) : 238 MB/s
 I/O Speed(3rd run) : 232 MB/s
 I/O Speed(average) : 232.0 MB/s
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 Node Name        Upload Speed      Download Speed      Latency     
 Speedtest.net    10.03 Mbps        8.86 Mbps           22.42 ms    
 Los Angeles, US  9.95 Mbps         10.23 Mbps          234.60 ms   
 Dallas, US       10.29 Mbps        10.31 Mbps          235.92 ms   
 Montreal, CA     10.03 Mbps        10.41 Mbps          225.05 ms   
 Amsterdam, NL    10.67 Mbps        10.12 Mbps          215.39 ms   
 Shanghai, CN     10.86 Mbps        10.27 Mbps          191.08 ms   
 Nanjing, CN      10.65 Mbps        9.95 Mbps           158.79 ms   
 Hongkong, CN     4.88 Mbps         1.07 Mbps           29.73 ms    
 Singapore, SG    10.14 Mbps        9.77 Mbps           51.40 ms    
 Tokyo, JP        10.02 Mbps        9.79 Mbps           33.20 ms    
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 Finished in        : 4 min 59 sec
 Timestamp          : 2023-07-15 10:05:24 CST

Looking Glass

Test IPv4: 38.54.107.70

Yabs Performance Bench

IPv4 Network Information:
---------------------------------
ISP        : Kaopu Cloud HK Limited
ASN        : AS138915 Kaopu Cloud HK Limited
Host       : LightNode-TW
Location   : Dawan, Guangdong (GD)
Country    : China

fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50):
---------------------------------
Block Size | 4k            (IOPS) | 64k           (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 260.46 MB/s  (65.1k) | 1.06 GB/s    (16.6k)
Write      | 261.15 MB/s  (65.2k) | 1.07 GB/s    (16.7k)
Total      | 521.61 MB/s (130.4k) | 2.14 GB/s    (33.4k)
           |                      |                     
Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 1.26 GB/s     (2.4k) | 1.32 GB/s     (1.2k)
Write      | 1.33 GB/s     (2.5k) | 1.40 GB/s     (1.3k)
Total      | 2.59 GB/s     (5.0k) | 2.73 GB/s     (2.6k)

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 9.63 Mbits/sec  | 9.61 Mbits/sec  | 231 ms         
Scaleway        | Paris, FR (10G)           | 9.89 Mbits/sec  | 9.48 Mbits/sec  | 200 ms         
NovoServe       | North Holland, NL (40G)   | 9.88 Mbits/sec  | busy            | 202 ms         
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 9.80 Mbits/sec  | 9.54 Mbits/sec  | 153 ms         
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 9.78 Mbits/sec  | 9.70 Mbits/sec  | 181 ms         
Clouvider       | Dallas, TX, US (10G)      | 9.79 Mbits/sec  | 9.71 Mbits/sec  | 165 ms         
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 9.96 Mbits/sec  | busy            | 141 ms         

Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test:
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Test            | Value                         
                |                               
Single Core     | 570                           
Multi Core      | 1012                          
Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v6/cpu/1923903

YABS completed in 21 min 57 sec

Global Node Test

 ## CDN Speedtest

 CacheFly :      79 B/s |      N/A       | ping  26.311ms
 Gdrive   :   0.98 MiB/s |    7.84 Mbps  | ping   3.095ms


 ## North America Speedtest

 Softlayer, Washington, USA : 778.23 KiB/s |    6.08 Mbps  | ping 178.358ms
 SoftLayer, San Jose, USA   : 894.76 KiB/s |    6.99 Mbps  | ping 130.976ms
 SoftLayer, Dallas, USA     :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping error!
 Vultr, New Jersey, USA     : 272.53 KiB/s |    2.13 Mbps  | ping 186.236ms
 Vultr, Seattle, USA        :   0.96 MiB/s |    7.70 Mbps  | ping 135.307ms
 Vultr, Dallas, USA         : 942.02 KiB/s |    7.36 Mbps  | ping 158.373ms
 Vultr, Los Angeles, USA    : 964.23 KiB/s |    7.53 Mbps  | ping 131.235ms
 Ramnode, New York, USA     : 887.13 KiB/s |    6.93 Mbps  | ping 197.866ms
 Ramnode, Atlanta, USA      : 926.14 KiB/s |    7.24 Mbps  | ping 177.182ms


 ## Europe Speedtest

 Vultr, London, UK            : 784.19 KiB/s |    6.13 Mbps  | ping 229.613ms
 LeaseWeb, Frankfurt, Germany :  19.01 KiB/s |    0.15 Mbps  | ping 203.121ms
 Hetzner, Germany             : 207.97 KiB/s |    1.62 Mbps  | ping 219.304ms
 Ramnode, Alblasserdam, NL    : 876.16 KiB/s |    6.85 Mbps  | ping 203.084ms
 Vultr, Amsterdam, NL         : 840.06 KiB/s |    6.56 Mbps  | ping 202.741ms
 EDIS, Stockholm, Sweden      :     298 B/s |      N/A       | ping 244.014ms
 OVH, Roubaix, France         :     128 B/s |      N/A       | ping 246.225ms
 Online, France               : 475.18 KiB/s |    3.71 Mbps  | ping 200.164ms
 Prometeus, Milan, Italy      :     330 B/s |      N/A       | ping 232.848ms


 ## Exotic Speedtest

 Sydney, Australia     : 700.17 KiB/s |    5.47 Mbps  | ping 225.906ms
 Lagoon, New Caledonia :     377 B/s |      N/A       | ping 166.417ms
 Hosteasy, Moldova     : 401.64 KiB/s |    3.14 Mbps  | ping 234.032ms
 Prima, Argentina      : 404.45 KiB/s |    3.16 Mbps  | ping error!


 ## Asia Speedtest

 SoftLayer, Singapore :   1.06 MiB/s |    8.48 Mbps  | ping  53.981ms
 Linode, Tokyo, Japan :   1.11 MiB/s |    8.86 Mbps  | ping  55.545ms
 Linode, Singapore    :   1.12 MiB/s |    8.98 Mbps  | ping  47.094ms
 Vultr, Tokyo, Japan  :   1.13 MiB/s |    9.02 Mbps  | ping  31.777ms


 Benchmark finished in 130 seconds

Media Unlock Test

 ** Test Starts At: Sat 15 Jul 2023 10:40:17 AM CST

 ** Checking Results Under IPv4 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: Kaopu Cloud HK Limited (38.60.*.*) 


============[ Multination ]============
 Dazn:                                  No
 HotStar:                               No
 Disney+:                               No
 Netflix:                               Originals Only
 YouTube Premium:                       Yes (Region: TW)
 Amazon Prime Video:                    Yes (Region: TW)
 TVBAnywhere+:                          No
 iQyi Oversea Region:                   TW
 Viu.com:                               No
 YouTube CDN:                           Taipei 
 Netflix Preferred CDN:                 Associated with [AboveNet Communications Taiwan] in [Taipei ]
 Spotify Registration:                  No
 Steam Currency:                        CNY
 ChatGPT:                               No
=======================================
No IPv6 Connectivity Found, Abort IPv6 Testing...

Testing Done! 

Global Ping Test

LightNode Taiwan Taipei BGP NetWorking VPS Hosting Test and Review

Query: ping 38.60.214.28, interval: 5s, dense mode: no

Probing 38.60.214.28 – ARIN /24 AS138915 KAOPU-HK Kaopu – China, Guangdong, Dawan

CloudFlare Internet Test

LightNode Taiwan Taipei BGP NetWorking VPS Hosting Test and Review

PageSpeed Insights

LightNode Taiwan Taipei BGP NetWorking VPS Hosting Test and Review

GTmetrix Performance

LightNode Taiwan Taipei BGP NetWorking VPS Hosting Test and Review

Admin Control Panel

LightNode Taiwan Taipei BGP NetWorking VPS Hosting Test and Review

LightNode sets itself apart by offering an intuitive Control Panel that significantly simplifies resource management on their platform. They understand users may have different preferences when logging in, so they provide flexible authentication options. Whether you prefer the traditional login method or the convenience of signing in through your GitHub or Google account, LightNode ensures a seamless experience tailored to your preferences.

Once you access the Control Panel using your preferred credentials, you unlock complete control over your VPS hosting resources on the LightNode platform. Acting as a centralized hub, the Control Panel empowers you to manage and monitor your hosting environment quickly and efficiently.

The Control Panel encompasses many features and tools designed to streamline resource management. From effortlessly managing your server configurations and efficiently scaling resources to closely monitoring performance and reviewing detailed usage statistics, the Control Panel equips you with the information and control you need to make informed decisions about your hosting setup.

With LightNode’s user-friendly Control Panel, managing your VPS hosting resources becomes a breeze, enabling you to optimize your hosting environment and tailor it to your needs.

Server Pricing

LightNode Taiwan Taipei BGP NetWorking VPS Hosting Test and Review

LightNode adopts a flexible pay-as-you-go model for their VPS hosting services, ensuring you are billed based on your actual usage. Their billing system works hourly, meaning you only pay for the specific hours you utilize their services. It’s important to note that even if you use their services for less than one hour, it will still be counted as one hour for billing purposes, allowing for accurate resource usage tracking.

LightNode imposes a maximum monthly charge of 672 hours (equivalent to 28 days) per natural month. This ensures that your costs remain capped and predictable even if you utilize their services for more prolonged durations within a given month.

This hourly billing approach offered by LightNode presents a cost-effective option, especially if your resource usage is sporadic or necessitates only brief utilization. By paying for the resources you use hourly, you can scale your usage up or down as needed, optimizing your costs.

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

Coupon

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

Conclusion

The I/O speed tests demonstrate impressive performance, with an average speed of 232.0 MB/s. This reflects the server’s ability to deliver fast read and write speeds for efficient data handling.

On Geekbench 6 Benchmark tests, the server achieves a Single Core score of 570 and a Multi-Core score of 1012, showcasing its computing capabilities.

In conclusion, LightNode’s Taiwan Taipei Shared vCPU VPS Server offers a robust hosting solution with its mighty processing power, generous storage capacity, and impressive performance.

Whether for individual applications, distributed systems, dynamic clusters, or development environments, this server is well-equipped to meet various use cases and provide a smooth hosting experience.

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

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