LunaNode Canada Toronto General Purpose Virtual Machine Test and Review

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LunaNode Canada Toronto General Purpose Virtual Machine Test and Review

This time, we’re testing the LunaNode Virtual Private Server (VPS) in Toronto, Canada. It’s a general-purpose machine loaded with a fancy Intel Core Processor. This isn’t your average setup; it comes with 6 CPU cores, 4 GB RAM, and 70 GB of SSD storage. Plus, you get 3 TB of data to move around and both an IPv4 and IPv6 address.

We’re putting this server through its paces with many tests, starting with the Basic Benchmark, Yabs, and Unix Benchmark to check out important metrics. Then, we’re going wide with the Global Node Test to see how the network holds up and checking how fast it is with the Global Ping Test.

But that’s not all. We’ll also see how it handles content from different regions with the Media Unlock Test, test its connection quality with the CloudFlare Internet Test, and look into web performance with PageSpeed Insights and GTmetrix Performance tools.

About LunaNode

LunaNode is a Canadian company founded in 2013 that offers VPS hosting products. They have data centers in Canada now. LunaNode offers three types of virtual machines: General-Purpose, Memory-Optimized, and Compute-Optimized. Each type has different pricing, RAM, virtual cores, SSD storage, and bandwidth.

LunaNode has received several awards for its VPS hosting services, including 3rd Best VPS 2021 under $10 (old revision), 2nd Best Value February 2020, and 3rd Best Value April 2020. LunaNode offers features such as hourly billing, a custom control panel, SSH keys setup, network, CPU, and IO monitoring charts, admin REST API, mobile-friendly UI, reverse DNS, and a firewall.

They also offer extra services such as backups, block storage, object storage, load balancers, floating IP addresses, team management, managed databases, serverless DDoS protection, Kubernetes GPU instances, and private networks.

LunaNode accepts several forms of payment, including credit cards, Paypal and Bitcoin. They also have an affiliate program. The average time it takes to provision a LunaNode VPS is 80 seconds.

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

Looking Glass

Test IP: 172.81.176.57

Test Download: http://toronto-test.lunanode.com/100MB.test

BasicBench: Server Profile, I/O Speed, Upload and Download Speed

 CPU Model          : Intel Core Processor (Skylake, IBRS)
 CPU Cores          : 6 @ 2599.984 MHz
 CPU Cache          : 16384 KB
 AES-NI             : Enabled
 VM-x/AMD-V         : Enabled
 Total Disk         : 68.9 GB (1.5 GB Used)
 Total Mem          : 3.8 GB (93.9 MB Used)
 Total Swap         : 2.0 GB (0 Used)
 System uptime      : 0 days, 0 hour 12 min
 Load average       : 0.06, 0.06, 0.07
 OS                 : Debian GNU/Linux 11
 Arch               : x86_64 (64 Bit)
 Kernel             : 5.10.0-14-amd64
 TCP CC             : bbr
 Virtualization     : KVM
 IPv4/IPv6          : Online / Online
 Organization       : AS174 Cogent Communications
 Location           : Toronto / CA
 Region             : Ontario
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 I/O Speed(1st run) : 142 MB/s
 I/O Speed(2nd run) : 200 MB/s
 I/O Speed(3rd run) : 216 MB/s
 I/O Speed(average) : 186.0 MB/s
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 Node Name        Upload Speed      Download Speed      Latency     
 Speedtest.net    1691.58 Mbps      865.18 Mbps         48.49 ms    
 Los Angeles, US  1315.00 Mbps      840.65 Mbps         61.69 ms    
 Dallas, US       2353.22 Mbps      813.45 Mbps         33.84 ms    
 Montreal, CA     893.11 Mbps       740.00 Mbps         19.40 ms    
 Paris, FR        829.55 Mbps       949.25 Mbps         96.55 ms    
 Amsterdam, NL    899.14 Mbps       654.71 Mbps         88.75 ms    
 Shanghai, CN     280.27 Mbps       633.29 Mbps         259.98 ms   
 Nanjing, CN      398.31 Mbps       632.41 Mbps         191.32 ms   
 Hongkong, CN     380.02 Mbps       708.05 Mbps         215.69 ms   
 Singapore, SG    327.04 Mbps       529.67 Mbps         240.04 ms   
 Tokyo, JP        373.73 Mbps       735.30 Mbps         164.69 ms   
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Finished in        : 5 min 42 sec
 Timestamp          : 2023-08-03 05:52:41 UTC

YabsBench: Disk Speed, iperf3 Network Speed, Geekbench 6 Benchmark

IPv4 Network Information:
---------------------------------
ISP        : Cogent Communications
ASN        : AS174 Cogent Communications
Host       : Lunanode Hosting Inc.
Location   : Toronto, Ontario (ON)
Country    : Canada

fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50):
---------------------------------
Block Size | 4k            (IOPS) | 64k           (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 203.69 MB/s  (50.9k) | 192.42 MB/s   (3.0k)
Write      | 204.23 MB/s  (51.0k) | 193.43 MB/s   (3.0k)
Total      | 407.92 MB/s (101.9k) | 385.85 MB/s   (6.0k)
           |                      |                     
Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 194.87 MB/s    (380) | 215.24 MB/s    (210)
Write      | 205.22 MB/s    (400) | 229.58 MB/s    (224)
Total      | 400.10 MB/s    (780) | 444.82 MB/s    (434)

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 1.71 Gbits/sec  | 548 Mbits/sec   | 84.5 ms        
Scaleway        | Paris, FR (10G)           | 1.66 Gbits/sec  | busy            | 89.7 ms        
NovoServe       | North Holland, NL (40G)   | busy            | 646 Mbits/sec   | 87.7 ms        
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 983 Mbits/sec   | 399 Mbits/sec   | 168 ms         
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 2.60 Gbits/sec  | 728 Mbits/sec   | 20.5 ms        
Clouvider       | Dallas, TX, US (10G)      | 2.18 Gbits/sec  | 705 Mbits/sec   | 34.6 ms        
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 1.81 Gbits/sec  | busy            | 66.9 ms        

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv6):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed      | Ping           
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 1.70 Gbits/sec  | 529 Mbits/sec   | 84.6 ms        
Scaleway        | Paris, FR (10G)           | busy            | 476 Mbits/sec   | 91.9 ms        
NovoServe       | North Holland, NL (40G)   | busy            | busy            | 87.7 ms        
Uztelecom       | Tashkent, UZ (10G)        | 555 Mbits/sec   | busy            | 168 ms         
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 2.85 Gbits/sec  | busy            | 20.4 ms        
Clouvider       | Dallas, TX, US (10G)      | 2.16 Gbits/sec  | 598 Mbits/sec   | 34.8 ms        
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 1.89 Gbits/sec  | 502 Mbits/sec   | 66.9 ms        

Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test:
---------------------------------
Test            | Value                         
                |                               
Single Core     | 942                           
Multi Core      | 4017                          
Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v6/cpu/2132060

YABS completed in 14 min 52 sec

UnixBench: CPU Performance

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Benchmark Run: Thu Aug 03 2023 06:18:06 - 06:46:09
6 CPUs in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables       37317584.9 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                     7087.4 MWIPS (9.8 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                               3244.0 lps   (29.4 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        512519.7 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          151258.5 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       1208468.4 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                              821805.9 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                  92364.7 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                               5768.9 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                   8202.2 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   3481.1 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                         470807.8 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0   37317584.9   3197.7
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       7087.4   1288.6
Execl Throughput                                 43.0       3244.0    754.4
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     512519.7   1294.2
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     151258.5    913.9
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    1208468.4   2083.6
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0     821805.9    660.6
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0      92364.7    230.9
Process Creation                                126.0       5768.9    457.8
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4       8202.2   1934.5
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       3481.1   5801.8
System Call Overhead                          15000.0     470807.8    313.9
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        1054.2

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Benchmark Run: Thu Aug 03 2023 06:46:09 - 07:14:13
6 CPUs in system; running 6 parallel copies of tests

Dhrystone 2 using register variables      222510027.1 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Double-Precision Whetstone                    42433.0 MWIPS (9.7 s, 7 samples)
Execl Throughput                              16210.8 lps   (29.6 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        823503.3 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks          235963.6 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks       2629583.9 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Pipe Throughput                             4864537.3 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Pipe-based Context Switching                 540253.0 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
Process Creation                              37455.8 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                  33871.2 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                   5131.0 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
System Call Overhead                        2545999.9 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)

System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0  222510027.1  19066.8
Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0      42433.0   7715.1
Execl Throughput                                 43.0      16210.8   3770.0
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     823503.3   2079.6
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0     235963.6   1425.8
File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0    2629583.9   4533.8
Pipe Throughput                               12440.0    4864537.3   3910.4
Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     540253.0   1350.6
Process Creation                                126.0      37455.8   2972.7
Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4      33871.2   7988.5
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0       5131.0   8551.7
System Call Overhead                          15000.0    2545999.9   1697.3
                                                                   ========
System Benchmarks Index Score                                        3929.9

======= Script description and score comparison completed! ======= 

Global Node Test

 ## CDN Speedtest

 CacheFly :  86.28 MiB/s |  690.25 Mbps  | ping   1.541ms
 Gdrive   :  46.88 MiB/s |  375.06 Mbps  | ping  21.980ms


 ## North America Speedtest

 Softlayer, Washington, USA :  44.53 MiB/s |  356.25 Mbps  | ping  21.291ms
 SoftLayer, San Jose, USA   :  15.85 MiB/s |  126.80 Mbps  | ping  83.816ms
 SoftLayer, Dallas, USA     :       0 B/s |      N/A       | ping error!
 Vultr, New Jersey, USA     :  44.44 MiB/s |  355.56 Mbps  | ping  20.946ms
 Vultr, Seattle, USA        :  36.30 MiB/s |  290.38 Mbps  | ping  60.644ms
 Vultr, Dallas, USA         :  57.70 MiB/s |  461.63 Mbps  | ping  36.860ms
 Vultr, Los Angeles, USA    :  34.46 MiB/s |  275.67 Mbps  | ping  66.022ms
 Ramnode, New York, USA     :  70.96 MiB/s |  567.66 Mbps  | ping  16.063ms
 Ramnode, Atlanta, USA      :  46.86 MiB/s |  374.91 Mbps  | ping  32.483ms


 ## Europe Speedtest

 Vultr, London, UK            :  27.57 MiB/s |  220.57 Mbps  | ping  83.300ms
 LeaseWeb, Frankfurt, Germany :  41.46 KiB/s |    0.32 Mbps  | ping  94.586ms
 Hetzner, Germany             :  13.00 MiB/s |  103.99 Mbps  | ping  99.079ms
 Ramnode, Alblasserdam, NL    :  23.94 MiB/s |  191.55 Mbps  | ping  89.017ms
 Vultr, Amsterdam, NL         :  25.74 MiB/s |  205.92 Mbps  | ping  86.882ms
 EDIS, Stockholm, Sweden      :     536 B/s |      N/A       | ping 104.434ms
 OVH, Roubaix, France         :     426 B/s |      N/A       | ping  96.719ms
 Online, France               :  14.18 MiB/s |  113.46 Mbps  | ping  89.751ms
 Prometeus, Milan, Italy      :     421 B/s |      N/A       | ping 109.187ms


 ## Exotic Speedtest

 Sydney, Australia     :   2.70 MiB/s |   21.57 Mbps  | ping 235.939ms
 Lagoon, New Caledonia :     351 B/s |      N/A       | ping 228.793ms
 Hosteasy, Moldova     :  15.30 MiB/s |  122.38 Mbps  | ping 124.730ms
 Prima, Argentina      :   1.11 MiB/s |    8.88 Mbps  | ping error!


 ## Asia Speedtest

 SoftLayer, Singapore : 580.22 KiB/s |    4.53 Mbps  | ping 248.988ms
 Linode, Tokyo, Japan :   4.18 MiB/s |   33.44 Mbps  | ping 169.439ms
 Linode, Singapore    :   2.04 MiB/s |   16.34 Mbps  | ping 279.209ms
 Vultr, Tokyo, Japan  :   9.78 MiB/s |   78.25 Mbps  | ping 169.029ms


 Benchmark finished in 101 seconds

Global Ping Test

LunaNode Canada Toronto General Purpose Virtual Machine Test and Review

Query: ping 170.75.175.136, interval: 5s, dense mode: no

Probing 170.75.175.136 – ARIN /20 AS174 COGENT – Canada, British Columbia, Richmond

Media Unlock Test

 ** Test Starts At: Thu Aug  3 06:20:46 UTC 2023

 ** Checking Results Under IPv4 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: Lunanode Hosting Inc. (170.75.*.*) 

============[ Multination ]============
 Dazn:                                  No
 HotStar:                               No
 Disney+:                               No
 Netflix:                               Originals Only
 YouTube Premium:                       No 
 Amazon Prime Video:                    Yes (Region: CA)
 TVBAnywhere+:                          Yes
 iQyi Oversea Region:                   CA
 Viu.com:                               No
 YouTube CDN:                           Chicago, IL 
 Netflix Preferred CDN:                 Failed (CDN IP Not Found)
 Spotify Registration:                  Yes (Region: CA)
 Steam Currency:                        CAD
 ChatGPT:                               Yes
=======================================


 ** Checking Results Under IPv6 
--------------------------------
 ** Your Network Provider: Cogent Communications (2602:ffb6:4:*:*) 

============[ Multination ]============
 Dazn:                                  Failed (Network Connection)
 HotStar:                               Yes (Region: CA)
 Disney+:                               Yes (Region: CA)
 Netflix:                               Yes (Region: CA)
 YouTube Premium:                       Yes
 Amazon Prime Video:                    Unsupported
 TVBAnywhere+:                          Failed (Network Connection)
 iQyi Oversea Region:                   Failed
 Viu.com:                               Failed
 YouTube CDN:                           Chicago, IL 
 Netflix Preferred CDN:                 Failed (CDN IP Not Found)
 Spotify Registration:                  Yes (Region: CA)
 Steam Currency:                        Failed (Network Connection)
 ChatGPT:                               Yes
=======================================
Testing Done! 

CloudFlare Internet Test

LunaNode Canada Toronto General Purpose Virtual Machine Test and Review

PageSpeed Insights

LunaNode Canada Toronto General Purpose Virtual Machine Test and Review

GTmetrix Performance

LunaNode Canada Toronto General Purpose Virtual Machine Test and Review

Admin Control Panel

LunaNode Canada Toronto General Purpose Virtual Machine Test and Review

LunaNode offers a custom control panel for managing your virtual machines. The control panel allows you to perform tasks such as setting up SSH keys, monitoring network, CPU, and IO usage, and managing reverse DNS. The control panel also has a mobile-friendly UI for easy access on the go. Additionally, LunaNode provides an admin REST API that you can use to automate server management tasks.

Server Pricing

LunaNode Canada Toronto General Purpose Virtual Machine Test and Review

LunaNode offers three types of virtual machines: General-Purpose, Memory-Optimized, and Compute-Optimized. Each type has different pricing, RAM, virtual cores, SSD storage, and bandwidth. For example, a General-Purpose virtual machine with 1 GB RAM, 2 Virtual Cores, 20 GB SSD Storage, and 2000 GB Bandwidth costs $7 per month or $0.00972 per hour.

A Memory-Optimized virtual machine with 2 GB RAM, 1 Virtual Core, 20 GB SSD Storage, and 2000 GB Bandwidth also costs $7 monthly or $0.00972 per hour. A Compute-Optimized virtual machine with 5 GB RAM, 1 Dedicated Core, 100 GB SSD Storage, and 3000 GB Bandwidth costs $20 per month or $0.02778 per hour.

LunaNode also offers additional services, such as block and snapshot storage, for $0.03/mo per GB. Floating IPs are free for one on each VM and cost $1/mo for each additional IP. Additional bandwidth costs $0.003/mo per additional GB.

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

Coupon

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Customer Support

Conclusion

Upon evaluating the I/O speed, we noted incremental improvements across three tests, reflecting an average I/O of 186.0 MB/s. From these results, we can attest to consistent delivery and potential agility in environments requiring frequent data transfer.

Speed tests were carried out in multiple global locations, such as Los Angeles, Dallas, Montreal, Paris, Amsterdam, Shanghai, Nanjing, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Tokyo, with the fastest uploads and downloads occurring in Dallas, US, and Paris, FR, respectively.

Regarding mixed Read/Write speed tests, disc performance showcased high-speed processing and data adjustment. Specifically, the 4k IOPS reached up to 101.9k with a total speed of 407.92 MB/s, and the 1m IOPS delivered a high total speed of 444.82 MB/s. Geekbench 6 Benchmark Test indicated single-core and multi-core scores of 942 and 4017, respectively, shedding light on the server’s optimized processing performance.

The UnixBench CPU Performance benchmark highlighted a balanced performance across multiple metrics. The test was split into two runs, with one parallel copy of tests in the first and six parallel copies in the second run. The Dhrystone 2 test showed high Integer arithmetic performance, while the Execl Throughput and Shell Scripts tests reflected efficient execution of processes. Notably, File Copy tests expressed high transfer rates, indicating robust I/O operations.

In conclusion, the LunaNode Virtual Private Server exhibited a well-rounded performance. Across varying test scopes and scales, the machine demonstrated efficient data transfer rates, robust I/O operations, and commendable processor performance. It can be reasonably poised for general-purpose applications that demand consistent and reliable server performance.

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

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