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    5.0
  • Support
    5.0
  • Features
    5.0
  • Reliability
    5.0
  • Pricing
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A few words from LayerOnline

LayerOnline is a web and cloud hosting provider based in Toronto, Ontario with over 1 million websites and blogs hosted.

LayerOnline offers industry leading web hosting technologies such as AnyCast DNS, Nginx/Apache Hybrid Server, SSD RAID, Ksplice, CloudLinux, Network Load Balancers and Private Hosting Environments. LayerOnline also offers advanced real-time DDOS protection...Read More, malware protection, traffic storm protection, anti-virus protection and anti-spam protection.

LayerOnline offers high-performance, reliable and secure SSD cloud web hosting services with unlimited space and bandwidth, personalized free domain registration in 60+ extensions and free domain whois privacy.

LayerOnline is a carbon neutral green hosting company. It has won numerous web hosting awards and is voted by bloggers as the preferred blog and forum hosting platform for scripts such as WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, phpBB and VBulletin.
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Free domain
Money Back: 30 Days

Pricing Range

Shared Hosting $10.00 - $30.00
VPS $10.00 - $40.00
Dedicated Server $150.00 - $299.00

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Fabio Perri

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Fabio Perri,
5.0
Very very good and strong hosting with fast and professional support !

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Andy Craine
Andy Craine from United Kingdom,

Highly Recommend

5.0
In comparison to other shared hosting providers, layeronline is excellent. I have been with for nearly 5 years now after a string of other providers let me down one way or another. Nobody is perfect and there have been the occasio...Read Morenal small problems which have always been resolved quickly and professionally.
Their DDOS has been exceptional in the past and was the original reason for transferring to layeronline, they shrugged off a three month DDOS attack that demolished a string of other hosting providers.
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Expert Review

Michael Levanduski
Michael Levanduski
Hosting Expert

Expert Overview

Premium Cloud Hosting

Layer Online focuses on providing quality hosting for all their customers.  They only offer cloud hosting solutions, which many people believe is going to be the most common type in the future.  They are based in Canada, and have been around since 2008.  The company also seems to be mostly focused on business sites, though they would certainly support a personal page as well.

Their site is well made and easy to navigate, and they seem to have a lot of options.  In addition to their hosting services they also offer domain registration, SSL Certificates, Web Security and some other related services.

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8.8
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Rated by Michael Levanduski
  • User Friendly
    9
  • Support
    8
  • Features
    8
  • Reliability
    10
  • Pricing
    9

Uptime & Reliability

100% Uptime Guarantee

This company offers a 100% uptime guarantee on their hosting, which is impressive.  Give the fact that your hosting will be spread over multiple servers in multiple data centers, and that they use high end hardware, they will likely give you a great hosting experience that is very reliable.  While it is almost impossible to ensure 100% uptime, this company seems to get extremely close to that.  I haven't seen any customers complaining of downtime or other issues.

Features

Lots of Nice Hosting Options

This company does an excellent job at laying out the features in their plans in an easy to understand way.  This is very helpful for the customers and makes it easy to identify which options you want.  In addition to all the typical hosting features that you will find with most companies, you will get good features like solid state drives, a private hosting environment, SEO optimized hosting and more.

They also have real time DDOS protection, which is becoming essential for hosting thanks to the rise in malicious traffic and similar issues.  They also have free backups and servers located in many data centers around the world for added reliability.

They have quite a few different hosting plan options, and they seem to be priced well.  They are all unlimited in disk space, bandwidth and other related features, which is quite nice. They do offer managed VPS and Dedicated servers, but those don't get quite the priority on their site.

Support

Support Appears to be Good

This is one area where I think the company could do a better job at providing information about how their service works.  They don't make it clear exactly how you will interact with their support team or anything like that.  I haven't found any complaints from actual customers, however, so it seems like they do a good job once you sign up for their services.

Pricing

Great Pricing for Most Options

The cloud hosting options are priced quite competitively ranging from just $6.95 per month and going up to $19.95.  For the price you get a lot of really nice features and a very reliable hosting experience.  When you move to their dedicated server options, the prices go up significantly, but that is to be expected.  Compared to other dedicated hosting companies, the prices still aren't out of line at all but I wouldn't say they are exactly cheap.

Summary

Excellent Overall Hosting

You will really get a great overall user experience when you go with this company.  They seem to be well-established, and offer excellent services.  I haven't found any significant complaints from current or former customers and the list of services they provide is quite generous.

Pros:

  • SSD Storage
  • Free Backups
  • Fair Pricing
  • 100% Uptime Guarantee

Cons:

  • No shared hosting options

 

LayerOnline Prices, Plans & Features - 2021

Shared Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space Bandwidth Panel Number of Sites Price Score
Silver 10 GB Unlimited cPanel Unlimited $10.00 10 Details
Gold 25 GB Unlimited cPanel Unlimited $20.00 10 Details
Platium 40 GB Unlimited cPanel Unlimited $30.00 10 Details

VPS Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space CPU RAM OS Price Score
VPS1 20 GB 1 x 3.00GHz 1 GB $10.00 10 Details
VPS2 40 GB 2 x 3.00GHz 2 GB $20.00 10 Details
VPS3 80 GB 4 x 3.00GHz 4 GB $40.00 10 Details

Dedicated Server Plans

Plan Name Space CPU RAM OS Price Score
Single Processor 1 TB 4 x 3.20GHz 16 GB $150.00 10 Details
Dual Processor 1 TB 8 x 4.00GHz 32 GB $299.00 10 Details

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