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ScalaHosting in its own words

ScalaHosting is all about Managed VPS, and we believe that every website deserves an isolated cloud environment managed by the industry experts. To make this possible, we simplified the VPS with our in-house developed, all-in-one cloud platform SPanel.
We are exclusive VPS provider for Joomla.org since 2020; We give 30-day unconditional money-back-guarantee with every hosting service purchased from us (30-day free trial for everything except for domains)

ScalaHosting was founded in 2007.
It is headquartered in the United States.
It employs 55 people.
It offers Managed Hosting, VPS, Web Hosting and Wordpress hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • Europe
  • United States

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ScalaHosting VPS Features

Features not included in the VPS price are marked as missing below.

Feature Value Comment
Hourly Billing  No
DDOS Protection  No
Backups  Yes

3 free snapshots per month. Snapshots are created automatically and can be restored through support.

Control Panel  SPanel
SSH Keys Setup  No
Total Number of Datacenters  3
Number of Datacenter Continents  2
Monitoring Charts  Yes

CPU usage and network bandwidth.

Admin REST API  No
Upgrade VPS from admin console  Yes
Mobile Friendly UI  Yes
Reverse DNS  No
Accepted Forms of Payment  Credit cards, Paypal, Bank transfers
Hidden CPU Model  Yes
Affiliate Program  Yes
Firewall  No
Shelving  No
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ScalaHosting Extra Services

In addition to features included in VPS plans, ScalaHosting also offers the following services (possibly for a fee):

Backups   Block storage Object storage Load balancer   Floating IP addresses
Team Management   Managed databases Serverless DDoS protection   Kubernetes
GPU instances Private network

VPS Instance Provisioning Time

For each ScalaHosting VPS trial, we measured how long it took to provision the server from the moment it was ordered to the moment it accepted SSH connections.

See also VPS provisioning times for all providers.

Average Provisioning Time Min Provisioning Time Max Provisioning Time Number of VPS Samples
88s 60s 120s 5

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Network Bandwidth Prices

These are the network bandwidth prices charged by ScalaHosting for outbound transfers from VPS to the internet.

For a comparison of bandwidth prices from all providers, go to the Network Bandwitdh Prices page.

Description Price / GB
Pricing model: Allowance Then Throttled (the provider gives a free bandwidth allowance with each server. Bandwidth above the free allowance is throttled.)
Free allowance: 3 TB / month (for a 2 core 4GB instance or closest available)
Transfer pool: no
https://www.scalahosting.com/cloud-server-hosting.html
This provider does not charge for bandwidth.

ScalaHosting Plans

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Plan Specifications

URL
Price per month $59.00
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
No
Disk GB 240
Num Cores 4
Memory GB 8
Hourly Billing No
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB 3000
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated CPU No

Plan Grades

Grades are calculated by combining results from web, sysbench, endurance and remote timing tests. Grade A is best, grade F is worst.

Follow the letter links to find the test results backing the grade.

More details about grades calculation

Overall Score: 49

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
D C C C F
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Performance Test Results

We conducted 5 different types of tests during the latest trial for ScalaHosting - 4 cores 8GB. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

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Performance trials run on the 4 cores 8GB plan

This plan was tested 2 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the 4 cores 8GB plan with its grade and CPU type.

Start of Trial CPU Datacenter Overall Grade
May 25 2022 QEMU Virtual CPU version 2.5+ New York, USA D
Jan 13 2022 QEMU Virtual CPU version 2.5+ New York, USA C

Plan Specifications

URL
Price per month $79.00
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
No
Disk GB 240
Num Cores 6
Memory GB 12
Hourly Billing No
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB 3000
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated CPU No

Plan Grades

Grades are calculated by combining results from web, sysbench, endurance and remote timing tests. Grade A is best, grade F is worst.

Follow the letter links to find the test results backing the grade.

More details about grades calculation

Overall Score: 45

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
D B E C F
Show Price Weighted Grades   

Performance Test Results

We conducted 5 different types of tests during the latest trial for ScalaHosting - 6 cores 12GB. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

Yabs Web Runs Network Transfers Sysbench Endurance
Review Review Review Review Review
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Performance trials run on the 6 cores 12GB plan

This plan was tested 2 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the 6 cores 12GB plan with its grade and CPU type.

Start of Trial CPU Datacenter Overall Grade
Aug 25 2022 QEMU Virtual CPU version 2.5+ New York, USA D
Apr 13 2022 QEMU Virtual CPU version 2.5+ New York, USA C

Plan Specifications

URL
Price per month $99.00
Discount or Surcharge for
long or short term use
No
Disk GB 240
Num Cores 8
Memory GB 16
Hourly Billing No
Virtualization KVM
Data Transfer GB 3000
Burstable CPU No
Dedicated CPU No

Plan Grades

Grades are calculated by combining results from web, sysbench, endurance and remote timing tests. Grade A is best, grade F is worst.

Follow the letter links to find the test results backing the grade.

More details about grades calculation

Overall Score: 52

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
D B C B F
Show Price Weighted Grades   

Performance Test Results

We conducted 5 different types of tests during the latest trial for ScalaHosting - 8 cores 16GB. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

Yabs Web Runs Network Transfers Sysbench Endurance
Review Review Review Review Review
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Performance trials run on the 8 cores 16GB plan

This plan was tested 2 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the 8 cores 16GB plan with its grade and CPU type.

Start of Trial CPU Datacenter Overall Grade
Jul 10 2022 QEMU Virtual CPU version 2.5+ New York, USA C
Feb 28 2022 QEMU Virtual CPU version 2.5+ New York, USA C

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