Reviews and expert opinion ScalaCube

Ranked 1470th from 3621 Web Hosting
4.2
Features
4.2
Ease of Use
4.2
Support
4.1
Pricing
4.2
Server locations
USA
France
Great Britain
Australia
Singapore
Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
Web Hosting Expert
ScalaCube is a game server specialist with a particular focus on Minecraft hosting. However, its plans provide a pre-configured website and forum plus many of the other features you would expect from a traditional web host.

Overview

ScalaCube

Most of my reviews are for regular web hosts that may incidentally provide specialist game servers. However, I’ve also reviewed hosts that primarily provide game servers that could nonetheless be used for other kinds of hosting since they have all the same essential characteristics.

This one is arguably even father along the game hosting spectrum, since ScalaCube is mainly concerned with Minecraft Hosting, although it also offers hosting for Rust, Ark, and potentially other games. And consistent with what I’ve already said, this host assures you that you can use your server purpose whatsoever provided it doesn’t violate any laws.

Since the most important thing for online gaming is low latency, ScalaCube offers virtual and dedicated servers all around the world — in North America, Europe, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Asia — so you can host your site where your users can get the lowest ping times.

ScalaCube’s website is in English.

Features and Ease of Use

ScalaCube offers 9 Minecraft VPS plans, 9 Minecraft PE VPS plans, 12 Ark plans, and 41 Rust plans. The nine Minecraft VPS plans provide you with:

  • 768 MB to 32 GB RAM
  • 1x to 8x 3.4GHz CPU
  • 10 GB to 320 GB SSD storage
  • Automated backups (for a one-time fee)

These game hosting plans allow you to install an unlimited number of “slots” on one VPS server, subject to the “max-players” value set for your server. It means your server can seamlessly support a large number of players providing the CPU power and RAM is sufficient.

Despite the gaming bias, the hosting plans also provide everything you would expect to find for traditional web hosting, including a control panel, root access, FTP, MySQL with phpMyAdmin, PHP, and Apache. You also get a pre-configured website and forum for free.

ScalaCube lets you choose between HDD and the far faster (and more reliable) SSD storage, and it provides unlimited traffic without throttling. You get a 99.9% availability guarantee, which is around the industry average.

Pricing and Support

ScalaCube’s Minecraft VPS plans are priced competitively. You can pay for plans monthly in a wide range of currencies: USD, EUR, GBP, CAD, AUD, NOK, SEK, MXN, BRL, NZD, and RUB. At the time of this review, you could get a Minecraft server at a 50% discount.

There is no money-back guarantee as far as I can see, but this is not an issue when you’re only committing to monthly payments.

Although you can contact this company via various methods (including email and live chat), it emphasizes that the 24/7 support team only responds to tickets submitted via the control panel. It’s little surprise, then, that my offline live chat messages were never answered.

For self-help, you’ll find several articles in the support section:

ScalaCube

Pricing

4.2

VPS Hosting

Moe Details

Bottom line on ScalaCube

ScalaCube could be a good choice for game server hosting; specifically for Minecraft. It’s just a pity I couldn’t get a pre-sales support response.

Pros

  • Specialist game server hosting
  • Competitive pricing
  • Several server locations around the world
  • Multiple currencies accepted

Cons

  • No regular (non-gaming) shared hosting
  • Only industry-average uptime

See ScalaCube for competitively priced game servers.

Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
Gwen is a web developer and software engineer who loves to get lost in JavaScript (and a good book). She spends her free time teaching girls how to be coders, and doing yoga on her balcony in the sunshine.

ScalaCube Alternatives

1032327