LayerStack Review

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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 as a VPS provider in 2017.
It is headquartered in Singapore.
It offers VPS hosting products.

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

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LayerStack News

Providers share news about their company, their products, their features and their promotions on VPSBenchmarks. See all announcements on the Provider News page.

This is the most recent news from LayerStack.

LayerStack releases managed database service Published on April 24th 2024

LayerStack Makes Database Management Easy With New Managed Service

LayerStack, the Asia-Pacific cloud infrastructure leader, has launched a new Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) product in Singapore and Hong Kong, with plans to expand to Taiwan soon. This managed database solution removes the complexity of database administration, allowing businesses to focus on their core operations and growth.

The service initially supports MySQL databases, with PostgreSQL, MongoDB, and Redis to follow. LayerStack’s DBaaS offers a range of features designed for ease of use, scalability, and security:

  • Fully Managed: LayerStack handles setup, patching, scaling, and monitoring, eliminating the need for specialized database administration skills.
  • High Availability and Durability: Automatic backups and point-in-time recovery ensure data integrity and protection against hardware failures or... (continued)

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  5
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
IPv6 support  No
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
67s 50s 80s 4

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Cloud Storage Prices

For a comparison of storage features and prices from all providers, please check the Cloud Storage Prices page.

Storage Type Price / GB / month Description Restriction
Object $0.011 S3 compatible. Available in Singapore and Hong-Kong. Free inbound transfer and 1TB outbound ($0.01/GB after 1TB).
LayerStack object storage
250GB minimum.

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
LayerStack networking
This provider does not charge for bandwidth.

LayerStack Instance Types and Plans

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All LayerStack instance types

Note: All VPS prices reported at VPSBenchmarks are for one month without any further commitment and before promotions unless noted otherwise. The IPv4 charge is added to the VPS monthly price in case the provider doesn't include it by default.

Plan Number of CPU cores RAM Storage Price
Family:
Memory Optimized
Instance Type:
HM

With 100% dedicated vCPUs and NVMe SSD storage that possesses significantly higher read/write speed (IOPS), this memory-laden solution provides you with “sufficient” RAM (random access memory) and resources for highly stable performance with minimal latency caused by excessive disk swapping and out-of-memory errors, giving you a higher return on investment.

HM24-HK 2 24.0GB 200GB $65.00 / month
Family:
General Purpose
Instance Type:
Rx08

An all-round solution for day-to-day computing, the General Purpose cloud server plans are designed with an abundance of configurable vCPUs and memory. The whole host of memory-to-vCPU ratio options gives you the highest level of autonomy to find a configuration most suited to your applications. vCPUs are shared in all General Purpose plans. This maximizes resource utilization and therefore minimizes your cost while delivering reliable performance for its value.

R108-HK 2 4.0GB 150GB $28.06 / month
R108-SG 2 4.0GB 150GB $28.06 / month
R108-TP 2 4.0GB 150GB $28.06 / month
R208-HK (Off rankings) 4 12.0GB 250GB $53.80 / month
R208-SG 4 12.0GB 250GB $53.80 / month
R308-HK 8 16.0GB 350GB $68.00 / month
R408-HK 10 20.0GB 400GB $93.00 / month
Family:
Premium Compute
Instance Type:
PRO

With the latest 4th generation AMD EPYC Genoa processor in the virtual machine, which provides 2x better performance over the previous generation and 2.5x better performance vs a 40-core Intel Ice Lake Xeon, as well as enhanced security. Ideal for critical workloads across cloud and high-performance computing.

PRO200-HK 4 8.0GB 200GB $32.00 / month
Family:
ARM Based
Instance Type:
ARMx08

LayerStack’s latest Arm-based cloud server, powered by Ampere® Altra® Max cloud-optimized M128-30 processors that deliver exceptional performance with incredible speed plus as much as 30% more energy efficiency, allowing anyone to easily complete the most demanding workload.

ARM108-HK (preview) (Off rankings) 4 8.0GB 100GB $10.00 / month
Family:
Compute Optimized
Instance Type:
DCx08

With 100% dedicated vCPUs and NVMe SSD storage, Compute Optimized cloud sever plans are most appropriate for workloads that rely heavily on computing power and multitasking, but are less demanding in terms of memory. Compute Optimized plans are perfect solution when it comes to AI, machine learning, and other applications that can benefit from fast, coherent performance and low latency.

VPSBenchmarks has not tested any plan for this instance type yet.
Instance Type:
Other

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PRO300-HK 8 16.0GB 300GB $64.00 / month

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