Frequently Ask Questions

What is Layer3Cloud

Layer3Cloud is an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solution that allows businesses and organizations of all types to remotely and virtually build, manage, store and instantly deploy servers and data in our secure data centers all without the financial outlay on hardware, maintenance or replacement, yet retaining the ability to access and administer all services as needed. Layer3Cloud runs out of ISO certified data centers in Abuja and Lagos ensuring maximum availability, security, and disaster recovery.

What advantages does hosting in Nigeria offer Customers?

Low Latency, Fast Data Throughput: Layer3Cloud datacenter is stationed in Nigeria. This gives it an edge over global competitors on latency. Benchmarked with global competitors, Layer3’s speed is faster for companies in Nigeria.

Local Support: Layer3Cloud has team members in major Nigerian cities to physically assist companies deploy on its cloud infrastructure. In other words, if you are starting up and needs help, the engineers will come in person to help you navigate the process.

Affordable: Layer3Cloud is priced in Naira which provides huge comparative advantages to companies earning revenues on Naira.


Secure, Reliable, in Compliance: Layer3Cloud provides top-notch security and reliability. It easily helps companies meet all the local compliance to regulations on data privacy and management in Nigeria. Your main server or disaster recovery servers will find a good home in Layer3Cloud.

How secure is L3C?

Layer3Cloud uses some of the best cybersecurity tools available to ensure that your data is secure. With our team of seasoned professionals working round the clock to make sure all the security measures put in place are up to date you can be rest assured that you are hosting with the experts.

How do I ensure my data is private.

Avoid disclosing passwords and other confidential information to external sources. Please report any suspicious emails asking you to divulge information like OTPs and passwords. Layer3Cloud will never ask you to disclose a password.

Why L3C and not AWS or Azure or Google Cloud?

Layer3 is here to help organizations conform to the new NITDA policy that promotes local hosting. With data centers in Nigeria we can assure you of high transfer speeds and rest of mind.

Can I pay in Naira?

Yes, you can pay in Naira, on the Layer3Cloud website there is an option of paying in Naira or in Dollars.

What is a Virtual Data Center?

A virtual data center is a virtual networked infrastructure providing virtual storage and server resources for businesses which is been accessed via a secure portal.

How will a Virtual Data Center benefit my business?

  • Never worry about infrastructure, upgrading, patching or management again.
  • Increased business agility with automation and faster time to deployment.
  • Increased resilience over traditional server technology, enhanced further with additional locations.
  • Create, modify and tear down machines at the touch of a button in real-time.
  • Reduce CapEx compared with traditional infrastructure-no physical hardware investment.
  • Reduce Total Cost of Ownership by flexing infrastructure spending.
How is disaster recovery different from a regular backup?

In the event of disaster recovery, you can recover data to a failover site in a few minutes, offering tighter RTOs by using ready-to-go images of the production servers as compared to backup solutions where the RTOs are comparatively higher when restoring data back to the production environment.

In addition to the DRaaS, what reporting or auditing capabilities Layer3cloud provide?

Layer3CLoud is capable of providing logs and reports.

What is the difference between a virtual server and a virtual private server (VPS)?

There is no difference. These all mean the same - the virtual server. VDS - Virtual Dedicated Server. VPS - Virtual Private Server. VM - Virtual Machine. We prefer to use the VPS abbreviation to emphasize on the fact that the server is fully dedicated and isolated from other servers.

What are the benefits of using the virtual servers compared to the hardware-dedicated servers?

Virtualization can increase IT agility, flexibility, and scalability while creating significant cost savings. Greater workload mobility increased performance and availability of resources, automated operations – they are all benefits of virtualization that make IT simpler to manage and less costly to own and operate. Additional benefits include:

  • Reduced capital and operating costs.
  • Minimized or eliminated downtime.
  • Increased IT productivity, efficiency, agility, and responsiveness.
  • Faster provisioning of applications and resources.
  • Greater business continuity and disaster recovery.
  • Simplified data center management
  • Availability of a true Software-Defined Data Cente
What types of operating systems are supported?

The operating systems supported are  Linux and Windows.

How can I access my server or remotely manage it?

When your server is commissioned you’ll be granted access to your server via the Layer3Cloud website.