Canadian hosting provider IntegratedLayer.com is marketed toward website designers, developers, and anyone needing stable and secure hosting domestically. It offers a straightforward selection of basic hosting plans as well as domain registration without much extra. IntegratedLayer.com is a relatively newer company, but the team behind the company has over 20 years of IT experience. Services and support are offered in English.
The best thing about IntegratedLayer.com is also its downside: the vendor only offers a simple selection of three shared hosting plans. While its highest-tier plan does offer unlimited storage and bandwidth, webmasters who require more performance than what’s available on a shared server will have to look elsewhere.
That said, the three shared hosting plans — Basic, Advanced, and Ultimate — are excellent for beginners and intermediate users alike. These plans include a decent selection of features such as:
- 99.99% uptime guarantee
- Easy WordPress installation
- cPanel management
- Free OpenWeb SSL certificate
- Unlimited email accounts
- 10GB+ disk space
- 5GB+ bandwidth
One perk I appreciated about IntegratedLayer.com was the inclusion of anti-DDoS attack protection with its shared hosting packages. This combined with the Cloudflare acceleration and above-average 99.99% uptime guarantee makes IntegratedLayer.com stand out from the crowd.
Basic users should find IntegratedLayer.com’s array of features to be adequate for simple purposes. For a personal or small business user wanting a simple webpage, they should have no problem installing WordPress and launching a static or multi-page website using the included Softaculous app installer. Alternatively, intermediate users requiring more functionality can use the industry-standard cPanel to manage their websites.
Free SSL certificates included will mean that your website will show up as safe and secure by web browsers. IntegratedLayer.com offers domain registration and connected email accounts as well, which means that from start to finish, you should be able to get up and running with your website in a short amount of time.
Pricing and support
Pricing for IntegratedLayer.com’s hosting plans is pretty standard and typical for an average provider. However, due to its somewhat limited array of features provided, I wasn’t overly impressed with the value here.
However, available billing terms include annual or monthly cycles, whereas many hosts only offer yearly contracts. This means that if you have a website idea but aren’t ready to commit to a full year, this flexibility will be an added benefit to you. There weren’t any discounts available at the time of this review.
Support is provided via chat, a contact form on the IntegratedLayer.com website, or via a local British Columbia phone number. Unfortunately, this doesn’t appear to be 24/7. I reached out via chat after normal business hours but didn’t receive a response until the following day.
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