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LayerStack in its own words

LayerStack is made up of cloud developers and engineers. Backed by 19 years of solid experience, we continue to invest and innovate in the design of reliable and high performance cloud infrastructure. We are committed to maintain a simple, scalable and stable cloud environment with the aim of providing multiple solutions for the cloud deployment.

LayerStack was founded in 2017.
It is headquartered in Singapore.
It offers VPS hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • Hong Kong
  • Japan
  • Singapore
  • United States

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LayerStack VPS Features

Features not included in the VPS price are marked as missing below.

Feature Value Comment
Hourly Billing  No
DDOS Protection  No
Backups  No

Available for a fee: https://www.layerstack.com/backups (15% of service plan)

Control Panel  Custom
SSH Keys Setup  Yes
Total Number of Datacenters  4
Number of Datacenter Continents  2
Monitoring Charts  Yes

CPU, RAM, Disk IO, Data transfer

Admin REST API  Yes
Upgrade VPS from admin console  Yes
Mobile Friendly UI  Yes
Reverse DNS  Yes
Accepted Forms of Payment  Credit cards, Alipay
Hidden CPU Model  Yes
Affiliate Program  Yes
Firewall  Yes
Shelving  No
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Pros and Cons

Strengths

  • Hong Kong datacenter with direct China network route available.
  • Fast and modern management UI.

Weaknesses

  • Pricing is complex, varies by datacenter location and billing cycle.

LayerStack Extra Services

In addition to features included in VPS plans, LayerStack also offers the following services (possibly for a fee):

Backups   Block storage Object storage Load balancer   Floating IP addresses
Team Management   Managed databases Serverless DDoS protection   Kubernetes
GPU instances Private network  

VPS Instance Provisioning Time

For each LayerStack VPS trial, we measured how long it took to provision the server from the moment it was ordered to the moment it accepted SSH connections.

See also VPS provisioning times for all providers.

Average Provisioning Time Min Provisioning Time Max Provisioning Time Number of VPS Samples
1641s 35s 15600s 10

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Network Bandwidth Prices

These are the network bandwidth prices charged by LayerStack for outbound transfers from VPS to the internet.

For a comparison of bandwidth prices from all providers, go to the Network Bandwitdh Prices page.

Description Price / GB
Pricing model: Allowance Then Throttled (the provider gives a free bandwidth allowance with each server. Bandwidth above the free allowance is throttled.)
Free allowance: 5 TB / month (for a 2 core 4GB instance or closest available)
Transfer pool: no
https://www.layerstack.com/pricing-cloud-servers
This provider does not charge for bandwidth.


This provider offers the following promotion:

10% off for all cloud servers plans excluding plan S008-HK .
New customers only.
https://www.layerstack.com/en/exclusive-offer

Promo code: LSRF10

Value: 10 %

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LayerStack Plans

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Plan Specifications

URL
Price per month $10.00
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
No
Disk GB 100
Num Cores 4
Memory GB 8
Hourly Billing No
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB 2000
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated CPU No

Plan Grades

Grades are calculated by combining results from web, sysbench, endurance and remote timing tests. Grade A is best, grade F is worst.

Follow the letter links to find the test results backing the grade.

More details about grades calculation

Overall Score: 52

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
D B D B D
Show Price Weighted Grades   

Note: A low grade on a low price VPS does not necessarily mean the VPS is underperforming, the server may still perform better than other servers at the same price. Use the Price Weighted Grades or the Best VPS 2022 rankings to find the best VPS in each price range.


Performance Test Results

We conducted 5 different types of tests during the latest trial for LayerStack - ARM108-HK (preview). Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

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Performance trials run on the ARM108-HK (preview) plan

This plan was tested 1 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the ARM108-HK (preview) plan with its grade and CPU type.

Start of Trial CPU Datacenter Overall Grade
Sep 27 2022 Neoverse-N1 Hong-Kong C

Plan Specifications

URL
Price per month $28.06
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
Discount
Discounted monthly price: $17.76
Minimum continuous use for discount: 1 year
Disk GB 150
Num Cores 2
Memory GB 4
Hourly Billing No
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB 5000
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated CPU No

Plan Grades

Grades are calculated by combining results from web, sysbench, endurance and remote timing tests. Grade A is best, grade F is worst.

Follow the letter links to find the test results backing the grade.

More details about grades calculation

Overall Score: 56

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
D C C B C
Show Price Weighted Grades   

Performance Test Results

We conducted 5 different types of tests during the latest trial for LayerStack - R108-HK. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

Yabs Web Runs Network Transfers Sysbench Endurance
Review Review Review Review Review
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Performance trials run on the R108-HK plan

This plan was tested 2 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the R108-HK plan with its grade and CPU type.

Start of Trial CPU Datacenter Overall Grade
May 21 2022 AMD EPYC-Milan Processor Hong-Kong C
Jul 24 2020 AMD EPYC Processor (with IBPB) Hong Kong, China C

Plan Specifications

URL
Price per month $28.06
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
Discount
Discounted monthly price: $17.76
Minimum continuous use for discount: 1 year
Disk GB 150
Num Cores 2
Memory GB 4
Hourly Billing No
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB 5000
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated CPU No

Plan Grades

Grades are calculated by combining results from web, sysbench, endurance and remote timing tests. Grade A is best, grade F is worst.

Follow the letter links to find the test results backing the grade.

More details about grades calculation

Overall Score: 58

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
C C C B E
Show Price Weighted Grades   

Performance Test Results

We conducted 4 different types of tests during the latest trial for LayerStack - R108-SG. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

Web Runs Network Transfers Sysbench Endurance
Review Review Review Review
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Performance trials run on the R108-SG plan

This plan was tested 1 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the R108-SG plan with its grade and CPU type.

Start of Trial CPU Datacenter Overall Grade
Nov 19 2021 AMD EPYC Processor (with IBPB) Singapore C

Plan Specifications

URL
Price per month $32.00
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
No
Disk GB 200
Num Cores 2
Memory GB 6
Hourly Billing No
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB 5000
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated CPU Yes

Plan Grades

Grades are calculated by combining results from web, sysbench, endurance and remote timing tests. Grade A is best, grade F is worst.

Follow the letter links to find the test results backing the grade.

More details about grades calculation

Overall Score: 69

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
A C C A C
Show Price Weighted Grades   

Performance Test Results

We conducted 4 different types of tests during the latest trial for LayerStack - DC108-HK. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

Web Runs Network Transfers Sysbench Endurance
Review Review Review Review
Compare Compare Compare Compare

Performance trials run on the DC108-HK plan

This plan was tested 1 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the DC108-HK plan with its grade and CPU type.

Start of Trial CPU Datacenter Overall Grade
Jan 18 2021 AMD EPYC Processor (with IBPB) Hong Kong, China B

Plan Specifications

URL
Price per month $32.00
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
Discount
Discounted monthly price: $26.00
Minimum continuous use for discount: 1 year
Disk GB 200
Num Cores 2
Memory GB 6
Hourly Billing No
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB 5000
Maximum Network Speed 5000 Mbps
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated CPU Yes

Plan Grades

Grades are calculated by combining results from web, sysbench, endurance and remote timing tests. Grade A is best, grade F is worst.

Follow the letter links to find the test results backing the grade.

More details about grades calculation

Overall Score: 64

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
C C C A D
Show Price Weighted Grades   

Performance Test Results

We conducted 4 different types of tests during the latest trial for LayerStack - DC108-SG. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

Web Runs Network Transfers Sysbench Endurance
Review Review Review Review
Compare Compare Compare Compare

Performance trials run on the DC108-SG plan

This plan was tested 1 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the DC108-SG plan with its grade and CPU type.

Start of Trial CPU Datacenter Overall Grade
Feb 19 2022 AMD EPYC-Milan Processor Singapore C

Plan Specifications

URL
Price per month $53.80
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
Discount
Discounted monthly price: $34.49
Minimum continuous use for discount: 1 year
Disk GB 250
Num Cores 4
Memory GB 12
Hourly Billing No
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB 6000
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated CPU No

Plan Grades

Grades are calculated by combining results from web, sysbench, endurance and remote timing tests. Grade A is best, grade F is worst.

Follow the letter links to find the test results backing the grade.

More details about grades calculation

Overall Score: 79

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
A B B B A
Show Price Weighted Grades   

Performance Test Results

We conducted 4 different types of tests during the latest trial for LayerStack - R208-HK. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

Web Runs Network Transfers Sysbench Endurance
Review Review Review Review
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Performance trials run on the R208-HK plan

This plan was tested 1 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the R208-HK plan with its grade and CPU type.

Start of Trial CPU Datacenter Overall Grade
Oct 07 2020 AMD EPYC Processor (with IBPB) Hong Kong, China B

Plan Specifications

URL
Price per month $53.80
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
Discount
Discounted monthly price: $34.49
Minimum continuous use for discount: 1 year
Disk GB 250
Num Cores 4
Memory GB 12
Hourly Billing No
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB Unlimited
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated CPU No

Plan Grades

Grades are calculated by combining results from web, sysbench, endurance and remote timing tests. Grade A is best, grade F is worst.

Follow the letter links to find the test results backing the grade.

More details about grades calculation

Overall Score: 64

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
C B C B D
Show Price Weighted Grades   

Performance Test Results

We conducted 4 different types of tests during the latest trial for LayerStack - R208-SG. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

Web Runs Network Transfers Sysbench Endurance
Review Review Review Review
Compare Compare Compare Compare

Performance trials run on the R208-SG plan

This plan was tested 1 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the R208-SG plan with its grade and CPU type.

Start of Trial CPU Datacenter Overall Grade
Jan 04 2022 AMD EPYC Processor (with IBPB) Singapore C

Plan Specifications

URL
Price per month $60.00
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
No
Disk GB 300
Num Cores 4
Memory GB 8
Hourly Billing No
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB Unlimited
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated CPU Yes

Plan Grades

Grades are calculated by combining results from web, sysbench, endurance and remote timing tests. Grade A is best, grade F is worst.

Follow the letter links to find the test results backing the grade.

More details about grades calculation

Overall Score: 71

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
B B D B A
Show Price Weighted Grades   

Performance Test Results

We conducted 4 different types of tests during the latest trial for LayerStack - DC208-HK. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

Web Runs Network Transfers Sysbench Endurance
Review Review Review Review
Compare Compare Compare Compare

Performance trials run on the DC208-HK plan

This plan was tested 1 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the DC208-HK plan with its grade and CPU type.

Start of Trial CPU Datacenter Overall Grade
Aug 19 2021 AMD EPYC Processor (with IBPB) Hong Kong, China B

Plan Specifications

URL
Price per month $65.00
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
Discount
Discounted monthly price: $53.00
Minimum continuous use for discount: 1 year
Disk GB 200
Num Cores 2
Memory GB 24
Hourly Billing No
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB 6000
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated CPU Yes

Plan Grades

Grades are calculated by combining results from web, sysbench, endurance and remote timing tests. Grade A is best, grade F is worst.

Follow the letter links to find the test results backing the grade.

More details about grades calculation

Overall Score: 48

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
E C E B C
Show Price Weighted Grades   

Performance Test Results

We conducted 5 different types of tests during the latest trial for LayerStack - HM24-HK. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

Yabs Web Runs Network Transfers Sysbench Endurance
Review Review Review Review Review
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Performance trials run on the HM24-HK plan

This plan was tested 1 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the HM24-HK plan with its grade and CPU type.

Start of Trial CPU Datacenter Overall Grade
Jul 11 2022 AMD EPYC-Milan Processor Hong-Kong D

Plan Specifications

URL
Price per month $68.00
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
Discount
Discounted monthly price: $42.22
Minimum continuous use for discount: 1 year
Disk GB 300
Num Cores 6
Memory GB 16
Hourly Billing No
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB 8000
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated CPU No

Plan Grades

Grades are calculated by combining results from web, sysbench, endurance and remote timing tests. Grade A is best, grade F is worst.

Follow the letter links to find the test results backing the grade.

More details about grades calculation

Overall Score: 71

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
B A C A C
Show Price Weighted Grades   

Performance Test Results

We conducted 4 different types of tests during the latest trial for LayerStack - R308-HK. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

Web Runs Network Transfers Sysbench Endurance
Review Review Review Review
Compare Compare Compare Compare

Performance trials run on the R308-HK plan

This plan was tested 1 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the R308-HK plan with its grade and CPU type.

Start of Trial CPU Datacenter Overall Grade
Apr 04 2022 AMD EPYC-Milan Processor Hong-Kong B

Plan Specifications

URL
Price per month $92.41
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
Discount
Discounted monthly price: $57.66
Minimum continuous use for discount: 1 year
Disk GB 350
Num Cores 8
Memory GB 18
Hourly Billing No
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB 9000
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated CPU No

Plan Grades

Grades are calculated by combining results from web, sysbench, endurance and remote timing tests. Grade A is best, grade F is worst.

Follow the letter links to find the test results backing the grade.

More details about grades calculation

Overall Score: 65

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
D A B B D
Show Price Weighted Grades   

Performance Test Results

We conducted 5 different types of tests during the latest trial for LayerStack - R408-HK. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

Yabs Web Runs Network Transfers Sysbench Endurance
Review Review Review Review Review
Compare Compare Compare Compare Compare

Performance trials run on the R408-HK plan

This plan was tested 2 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the R408-HK plan with its grade and CPU type.

Start of Trial CPU Datacenter Overall Grade
Sep 27 2022 AMD EPYC-Milan Processor Hong-Kong C
Jul 05 2021 AMD EPYC-Milan Processor Hong Kong, China A

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