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  • PHP
  • WordPress
  • MySQL
  • cPanel
  • Ruby on Rails
  • Softaculous
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GigaLayer Introduction

GigaLayer is a web-hosting company located in Nigeria with a variety of services. These include shared and VPS hosting. In addition to its regular plans, the company also offers Cloud DNS and SSL Certificates.

GigaLayer offers budget hosting for individuals and small business as well as developers needing to run resource-intensive programs. The company was formerly Aimtech and continues to grow through acquisition.

Services & Specializations

The company has multiple plans for its shared and VPS hosting services. In addition, GigaLayer offers cloud hosting and SSL certificates.

GigaLayer targets individuals and businesses needing budget hosting as well as developers interested in running time-critical applications.

GigaLayer has some straightforward choices for its shared hosting plans. Most of the plans limit the amount of disk space, bandwidth, number of domains, databases, and e-mails. Some plans offer unlimited databases and e-mail accounts.

Its shared plans also include a customized cPanel and single-click installs for most web applications including WordPress and Joomla. Advanced scripting languages including PHP and Ruby on Rails are supported as well.

Besides shared hosting, GigaLayer offers VPS plans. These plans vary by the number of cores, RAM, disk space, and bandwidth. GigaLayer uses Linux for all its plans and include cPanel/WHM and claims these servers are equivalent to dedicated servers.

In addition to hosting plans, GigaLayer offers Cloud DNS and SSL Certificates. Its DNS feature is available with any hosting plan and has an easy-to-use interface to add, edit, or delete zone records.

Multiple SSL Certificate plans are present on the website. All certificate plans offer items such as trusted seals, unlimited reissues, IDN Support, and same level of encryption. The plans differ on verification process and application times.


GigaLayer has data centers located primarily in the United States with servers running Linux. Although VPS plans are available, no details are given on the server hardware. However, the company promises 100 Mbps speeds and uses SSD disks (provides fast storage read/write).

Support and Customer Service

All of GigaLayer's plans offer 24x7 customer support. Customers having concerns can submit support tickets or contact the company via e-mail or phone. For self-help, the company provides articles in its Knowledgebase.

Uptime Guarantee

GigaLayer offers a 99.9% uptime guarantee which is satisfied by its data centers located in the US. These data centers are monitored by local teams on-site and the company receives immediate notification when an issue has occurred. However, no information is given if the customer gets compensated for downtime.


GigaLayer bills its customers on a yearly basis for its shared plans but on a monthly basis for its VPS plan. SSL and CloudDNS is billed yearly.

Promotions are regularly offered and featured on GigaLayer's blog but no discounts are given for paying up front. Its Cloud DNS is offered for free for a year with any plan.

Domain names are charged an extra yearly fee and most payment options including PayPal and major credit cards are accepted. Money-back guarantee up to 30 days is offered.


GigaLayer, formerly Aimtech, is a web hosting company based in Nigeria. It offers services such as shared and VPS hosting targeted toward individuals and businesses needing low-cost hosting as well as developers needing to support time-critical applications. The company has data centers in the US and offers many support channels.

Customers in Nigeria needing high-quality hosting, should consider GigaLayer.

Last updated: 2017-07-30

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Hosting Plan Features Disk Space Bandwidth Price
Small WordPress PHP cPanel MySQL Softaculous Ruby on Rails 2GB 20GB $2.08/month
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