Scala Hosting Review

Scala Hosting provides excellent hosting features, strong performance, and security. If you’re looking for high-quality, reliable fully managed cloud VPS hosting that won’t break your budget, you should definitely consider Scala Hosting

Cheap Managed Cloud VPS Hosting

Scala Hosting offers some of the most competitively-priced cloud VPS hosting I’ve ever seen.

Prices start from a very low $9.95 per month for fully managed VPS or $10.00 per month for self-managed VPS plans, and a very generous amount of resources are included.

On top of this, even the cheapest plans come with a suite of add-ons to streamline the hosting experience. These include everything from free domains and SSL certificates to impressive security tools and automatic backups.

Backups of all data are stored on at least three different servers to prevent downtime in the case of hardware failure, and you can scale your resource allocations up or down as required.

Basically, every website owner can now choose between a good shared hosting plan and a fully managed VPS with a control panel, cybersecurity system, and backups at the same price ($9.95/mo). The advantages of the VPS compared to the shared hosting are well-known.

We’ve completed the integration of the SPanel cloud management platform in the cloud environments of the top infrastructure providers such as AWS, Google Cloud, DigitalOcean, Linode, and Vultr which we will announce to customers in the next 2 months. Every website owner will be able to choose between 50+ datacenter locations for their fully managed SPanel VPS.

The traditional hosting companies cannot offer that and for us, it doesn’t matter which is the provider of the infrastructure (servers) as long as people use the most secure, reliable, and scalable cloud VPS environment instead of shared.

Hosting Features

Bluehost offers a wide range of plans designed to support every user, from first-time bloggers to major enterprises. The 3 central plans, however, cater to beginners, regular bloggers, and SMBs respectively. All plans come with a free domain for a year, and unlimited bandwidth. This can be measured by a database size of 10GB max and 5GB of database usage. And if you already have a domain name purchased from a different registrar, Bluehost domain transfers are easy to initiate and confirm.

Native SPanel Control Panel

Rather than forcing users to pay for a cPanel or similar license when they purchase a managed cloud VPS hosting plan, Scala includes its own native SPanel. This is extremely powerful, with tools and features that are comparable to the widely-used cPanel control panel.

And the best thing? It’s 100% free, forever! Unlike cPanel there are no additional addon costs.

In short, the SPanel interface was designed specifically for cloud VPS hosting. It includes a selection of management tools, as well as built-in security, unlimited free website migrations, and full 24/7/365 management support from the Scala team.

On top of this, the SPanel interface is very intuitive and user-friendly. Useful management modules are organized under logical headings, while general information about your server and long-term resource usage is presented in a sidebar on the right of the screen.

Numerous Freebies Included

I’m a sucker for getting the best value possible when I purchase a web hosting plan, and I love the number of free features Scala Hosting includes with its managed cloud VPS. These include:

  • An unlimited number of free website migrations completed manually by the Scala team.
  • A dedicated IP address to help ensure your site isn’t blacklisted by the search engines.
  • Snapshots and daily automatic backups so you can restore your site if required.
  • Free domain name for one year, free SSL and free Cloudflare CDN integration.

But these are just a start. You will also have access to a wide range of security and other tools that would ordinarily cost over $84 per month with cPanel.

Automatic Daily Backups

One of my favorite things about Scala is the fact that it offers automatic daily backups with all managed cloud VPS plans.

In short, this means that your site will be backed up to a remote server, so you will always have access to a recent copy of your data, files, emails, databases, and all other important information in case something goes wrong.

On top of this, it’s extremely easy to restore a backup when required. Simply log in to your SPanel and navigate to the Restore Backups module at the bottom of the page.

Here, you will find a list of backups, and you can restore all or part of your website and it’s information with the click of a button.

Impressive Uptime

Another impressive feature of Scala Hosting’s service is that it uses a highly redundant cloud network that allows it to offer near-100% uptime. Your VPS resources are drawn from a resource pool, so if there is a hardware failure anywhere in the network, your site won’t be affected.

This means that you can comfortably host your site without worrying about any amount of downtime. Of course, there is always a small risk that you may be offline for a short period, but Scala does everything possible to ensure this doesn’t happen.

Over the last couple of months, I have monitored and analyzed the uptime, speed, and overall performance of my test site hosted on

Free Website Migrations

Those with existing websites they want to move to a new host will love Scala’s unlimited free site migrations.

Basically, this means that the Scala team will manually transfer all existing sites from your previous host to your new server. To start the process, simply provide login details for your old host.

Many web hosts only offer either free migrations (but do-it-yourself i.e. done via a plugin) or paid site migrations, and these can range from a few dollars per website to hundreds of dollars.

Not Scala Hosting! Their specialists will migrate as many websites as you ask, free of charge. There will be no downtime, and they’ll also ensure they work property on the new server.

Customer Support

Anyone who has tried to host a website in the past will know that it’s not always smooth sailing. Sometimes, you will need to contact support to clear things up or for technical assistance, and, fortunately, Scala Hosting excels here.

For starters, the support team is extremely friendly, knowledgeable, and responsive. I tested out the live chat and received a reply within minutes. When the agent I spoke with wasn’t sure about something, they told me so and went away and checked.

In addition, there is also email customer support options, as well as a comprehensive knowledge-base containing an impressive selection of self-help resources.