The Finnish web hosting company, Scene Group, has been offering reliable web hosting solutions since 2001. Today, the hosting company is on the list of top 30 web hosting companies in Finland with a market share of 0.39%. Some of its offerings include shared web hosting solutions, cloud server solutions, and domain name registration services as well as SSL certificates.
It is worth mentioning that Scene Group has a sister company, Scene Group LLC, a U.S. based web hosting company founded in 2008. The Scene Group website is only available in Finnish.
Features and Ease of Use
Scene Group web hosting solutions come with the following standard features:
- Supports PHP 5.4
- Website backup options
- MySQL 5 databases
- Ruby on Rails
- cPanel control panel
- CloudLinux OS platform
Scene Group hosting solutions are run on powerful infrastructure, including UPS batteries. In addition, this vendor uses at least five different internet providers ensuring high resilience in addition to offering a fast and reliable internet connection.
Scene Group web hosting solutions are equipped with features that provide an easy way for webmasters to publish their website pages, blogs, online stores, and forums as well as versatile email usage together with your own domain name. The shared web hosting solutions are divided into four plans: Web hosting Silver, Web hosting Gold, Web hosting Platinum, and Web hosting Platinum +.
Web hosting Silver is the starter plan and comes with 500MB disk space, 10GB monthly bandwidth, and 10 email accounts. On the contrary, Web hosting Platinum + is the most advanced shared web hosting package and includes 20GB disk space, 100GB monthly bandwidth, 75 email accounts, and eight MySQL databases.
All Scene Group web hosting solutions come with CDP (Continuous Data Protection) technology powered by R1Soft backup manager. This enables the vendor to perform backups after every six hours, and as a result, the previous backups will only last for a period of six hours providing the security of customer’s data in case disaster strikes. All the same, using the vendor’s management pages customers can easily manage and restore their own backups for security purposes in case of disaster.
Pricing and Support
Scene Group web hosting solutions are extremely expensive, especially when you factor in the fact that they come with very limited hosting features. The hosting plans come with flexible monthly billing cycles, and all hosting prices are listed in euros.
Scene Group web hosting packages do not seem to offer an uptime network guarantee. That said, the hosting solutions come with a 30-day money-back guarantee.
The Scene Group customer support team is available via telephone, email, or through their social media channels, including Facebook and Twitter. I did not come across a support ticket option or live chat support on the vendor’s website. The customer support team is available from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EEST on weekdays. Despite this, my email to this vendor’s support team went unanswered.
Scene Group does not seem to have a knowledge base, but it has a FAQ section with just a few addressed questions.