ScalaHosting Review

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Paul Mahony

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2019 October 2nd

ScalaHosting is a mid-range web hosting company that claims to offer ‘scalable hosting solutions’. They offer a wide range of shared and VPS web hosting options - appearing to have something for everyone.

However, will my ScalaHosting review show them to be just another hosting company? Or will they stand out above the rest? Let's find out.

ScalaHosting at First Glance

At first glance, I have to say that ScalaHosting looks somewhat professional. Their website is well built and they outline their services clearly and concisely. 

Scalahosting Review Home Page

I also found that their customer support was helpful and responsive, and they offer their customers a 30-day money back guarantee, which is always a positive sign.

Overall, a good start to my ScalaHosting review.

ScalaHosting Pricing

Although ScalaHosting does claim to offer a range of different hosting solutions, a quick review showed that many of them are just variations of the same thing. For example, their ‘Web' and 'WordPress' hosting plans offer very similar features, for very similar prices.

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So unless you know the specific type of hosting you need, I’d recommend going with one of their web hosting plans - which you can see below:

Scalahosting Review Pricing

I feel like their 'Start' plan offers pretty much everything you’ll need for your new website. And at just $4.95 per month, its affordability beats some of the more common hosting companies - so much so that they created a comparison chart for us. 

Scalahosting Review Pricing

Plans In More Detail

Further review of ScalaHosting’s pricing plans proved that everything wasn't as good as it first seemed.

One thing that stood out to me was that they don’t offer a secure SSL certificate with any of their hosting plans. Instead, if you want to secure your site with an SSL, you have to pay for it separately.

And no, it’s not cheap...

Scalahosting Review SSL

However, the rest of ScalaHosting’s features seem very reasonable. They offer unlimited domain hosting, unlimited email accounts, and unmetered bandwidth.

They also provide free access to the Weebly website builder which I thought was a pretty cool add-on.

Mini Start Advanced E-commerce
Disk Space Limit 10GB Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Bandwidth Limit Unmetered Unmetered Unmetered Unmetered
How many domains allowed Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
SSD or HDD servers SSD SSD SSD SSD
SSL No No No No
Email Accounts Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Website Builder Included (Weebly) Included (Weebly) Included (Weebly) Included (Weebly)
Money Back Guarantee 30 Days 30 Days 30 Days 30 Days
Customer Support 24/7 Support 24/7 Support 24/7 Support 24/7 Support

So, does ScalaHosting’s performance match their features?

ScalaHosting Performance

The average ScalaHosting response time was around 350ms. On my scorecard, ScalaHosting receives a 'good' in this department.

ScalaHosting is doing a great job, and I think that the rest of their features along with these response times are certainly something to shout about. 

Scalahosting Review Speed

ScalaHosting Review Round-Up

Although they aren’t as popular as big name hosting providers like GoDaddy or HostGator, ScalaHosting seems to offer services which are at a similar level.

Their plans are reasonably priced, and they include a lot of features that you won’t get with some other providers.

I’d certainly recommend taking advantage of their 30-day money back guarantee if you’re looking for a hosting provider with a small community and a solid reputation. Where's the harm in taking it for a test drive?

If you've already used ScalaHosting yourself and have your own ScalaHosting reviews to share, please feel free to leave a comment below!

Pros

  • Competitive pricing
  • Lots of features
  • Good response times

Cons

  • SSL is expensive

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Christian Puldon

2019 June 24th

I choosed Scala for a matter of budget and was very skeptic at first but let me say scalahosting has nothing to envy to other most prestigious hosting companies. Their... Read more

I choosed Scala for a matter of budget and was very skeptic at first but let me say scalahosting has nothing to envy to other most prestigious hosting companies. Their service is up to the world standards and support is fast and accurate, you won't get any better best value for money hosting. I may use Scala for a very very long time. Keep doing the awesome job you are doing.

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Anna

2019 May 28th

You can't go wrong with Scala Hosting. I used many and Scala Hosting beats them all in terms of speed and quality of support.

You can't go wrong with Scala Hosting. I used many and Scala Hosting beats them all in terms of speed and quality of support.

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Miktham

2019 January 3rd

I so glad to be with Scala hosting almost 10 years. really great super cool customer support with less down time with super server. I had recommended to my best... Read more

I so glad to be with Scala hosting almost 10 years. really great super cool customer support with less down time with super server. I had recommended to my best friends.

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    Juliano

    2019 May 10th

    Have been with Scala for years. Those guys know what they are doing.

    Have been with Scala for years. Those guys know what they are doing.