Reviews and expert opinion ScalaCube

Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
Web Hosting Expert

ScalaCube is a game server specialist with a particular focus on Minecraft hosting. Although its plans provide a pre-configured website and forum, plus many other features you would expect from a traditional web host, the tools it offers are limited overall. If you think that your business needs require more features and higher-quality hosting, you can check out Hostinger’s great deals


Overview

ScalaCubeMost 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 of the same essential characteristics. You can also check out our best web hosting services list to see which hosting provider could fit your business needs best.

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

How much does ScalaCube cost?
ScalaCube offers plans from $3 to $96. The price depends on which type of hosting plan you choose. You can see the updated pricing table (updated weekly) below.
Which ScalaCube plan should I get?
My recommendation is to start with a cheaper plan. You can always upgrade later on. ScalaCube can help you with the migration to a more expensive plan. The increase in visitors many times takes longer than expected and you shouldn’t pay a lot of money until the need arises. Of course, your needs may vary, and you can consult with a hosting expert from ScalaCube here.
How good is ScalaCube’s customer support?
ScalaCube is not ranked as one of our top web hosts. But that can also be a result of ScalaCube being a small, under the radar, hosting provider. There are advantages to a small hosting company – as a customer, you are more important to them. You can also check out our comparison of the most popular web hosting services here.

Comparison

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Bailey McKinnon
Australia
August 28, 2020
Scamming 101

First off their service team was horrible as one of them said that we (the customer) weren't able to edit the plugins and mods in the server. My big issue was that even though I was paying for 6gb of ram I DEFINITELY was not getting 6gb of ram. I will be sure to never go with them again. Also compared to other sites they aren't cheap at all.

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Hayden Hotard
USA
June 22, 2020
Horrible Service

These people charged my account 2 times in 2 weeks. This is a horrible company and will steal your money. Im suggesting any other company who will be better with money! Honestly Someone cant find a way better to ruin my day what so ever. >:( >:( >:(

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Trevor Johnson
USA
April 25, 2020
Purchase a Server LITERALLY anywhere else

Purchase a Server LITERALLY anywhere else!Scalacube will NOT refund your purchase even if they are at fault. I purchased a Minecraft server and wasn't able to mod it after 2hrs of following the little attempts at a wiki. No support was available for and when they finally were, they "couldn't find" the support ticket I submitted after 2 hours of errors.So after paying $15 for a minecraft server, it didn't match its description, support didn't help with my issue, had to create a new ticket they are now attempting to "not refund". Don't fall for the trap of seeing their "responses" to reviews here. Their support tickets have done nothing over 2 weeks

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Simon Isaksson
Sweden
April 16, 2020
Horrible and borderline ELLIGAL

I was gonna see what it would cost to get a server with the ARK map genesis and suddenly I had bought it. So I contact there to support that basically says create a ticket, but when you try you can't create a ticket for the reason of refund as its against there policy to help someone with that issue. Thats ILLEGAL where I come from, iv soon paid them 300 bucks and will stop my subscriptions and move them to another server host as this is borderline Illegal as well as immoral. noone has ever joined the server and I contacted them as soon as they were online some hours after I bought it yet they refuse to help.

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. It’s also a shame that the hosting features are so niche and limited. This is one of the reasons that ScalaCube isn’t featured on our best web hosting services list. I would recommend, however, checking out Hostinger’s super affordable plans since it offers more features, high performance and high-quality hosting.

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.

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