Private Layer does have features that we like. They have offices in Switzerland and Panama and those are both nations where privacy is very well protected. They have a solid commitment to privacy and we like that, too. The prices and service itself, however, we find a bit high-priced and limited compared to providers such as HideMyAss.
Pricing & Plans
Private Layer offers a range of services. Their dedicated servers are priced as follows:
You may pay for Private Layer services with AlertPay, PayPal or major credit cards.
Free Trial/ Money-back Guarantee
Private Layer does not offer any free trials or any money-back guarantee.
Privacy & Anonymity
Provider Logging Policy
Private Layer collects information from you when you place an order and become a customer. When ordering or registering on their site, as appropriate, you will be asked to enter the following information: Personal Name, Company Name, E-mail Address, Mailing Address, or Phone Number. They do not collect or store any credit card details on their website.
Logs are not kept by this company.
No restrictions are listed with regards to torrents with Private Layer.
The Private Layer support team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All of their server engineers are highly skilled and trained to solve your issues in a fast and professional manner. Support is offered in both English and Spanish for your convenience. Their support allows you to solve issues regarding your dedicated server quickly and professionally.
Server set-up isn’t instant as it would be for shared hosting account activation, but your dedicated server will be up-and-running within 24 hours. The system administrators can help you install the OS of your choice, but otherwise, you’re on your own because these servers are unmanaged.
Private Layer is a trusted partner that provides a good combination of hardware, software and infrastructure that would be best for hosting specialized projects. It provides you with:
- Enterprise grade hardware
- Stable network
- Free OS installs
- 24/7 monitoring
- Dedicated premium network
- Public and private uplinks
- Custom Solutions
- Single or Dual Processors
- Expandable SSD and HDD storage
- KVM and remote reboot
Private Layer has very good privacy policies compared to some other providers. It’s also located in Panama and Switzerland, so there are few risks of having your privacy compromised. Requesting your records would be very difficult and, of course, Private Layer doesn’t keep them, anyway.
Areas for Improvement
The service is expensive and can be improved.
Private Layer has a lot to offer privacy enthusiasts. The service is very professional and, along with their other offerings, this company offers a good package of services for businesses that want to keep their surfing and net usage secure. There are some real benefits to be had here.
Compared to other VPN providers, however, the service is limited. There are only two nations where you can get a server. This makes the service not particularly useful for people using a VPN to get marketing information based on visiting sites from specific nations or for other research. There are providers who offer a great many IP addresses and servers in a huge number of nations, which may make them better for some users.