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Likelihood to Recommend

Acquia Digital Experience Platform

Acquia is well-suited for any Drupal web platform. I think it best plays in the enterprise space, either for B2B or nonprofit/higher ed/government. Acquia is a great solution for smaller web platforms, as well, but the price is typically prohibitive in these scenarios.
Zach Ettelman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Just Host

Just Host is great option for affordable domain registration and web hosting. There are numerous promo codes that can cut your first bill by 50%, so pay ahead! Just Host also offers one-click WordPress installation and built-in tools like the Mojo Marketplace where companies and individuals can purchase professional-looking themes for their WordPress sites. If you're looking to start a WordPress site, this is a great place to do that. However, our websites have grown tremendously in the past year and we have noticed the sites slow down as traffic increases. This has resulted in some major problems with our popular blog (6,000–10,000 page views per month) and we are looking at alternative options to Just Host.
Kyle Legg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.3
Just Host
Role-based user permissions
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.3
Just Host

Platform & Infrastructure

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.0
Just Host
API
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.0
Just Host
Internationalization / multi-language
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.0
Just Host

Web Content Creation

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.5
Just Host
WYSIWYG editor
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
10.0
Just Host
Code quality / cleanliness
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
9.0
Just Host
Admin section
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
9.0
Just Host
Page templates
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.0
Just Host
Library of website themes
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.0
Just Host
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
9.0
Just Host
Publishing workflow
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
9.0
Just Host
Form generator
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
6.0
Just Host

Web Content Management

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.4
Just Host
Content taxonomy
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
9.0
Just Host
SEO support
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.0
Just Host
Bulk management
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.0
Just Host
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
9.0
Just Host
Community / comment management
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.0
Just Host

Pros

Acquia Digital Experience Platform

  • The Acquia Cloud Hosting (enterprise) provides a three-server solution. You have a Development, Staging (or UAT), and Production servers with a clear path of deployment straight up the chain. You may use Acquia's own Cloud Hooks, or their web admin UI interface to deploy to any or all of the servers.
  • Git is one of the foundation services built-in to the management of the website codebase. Allowing a developer, or well-trained end user (university employee) to easily deploy a tag or branch to any one of the servers, makes it very easy for us to offload the server / account management to the school, while we focus on improving their site.
  • Not only does Acquia Cloud provide a multi-datacenter failover disaster recovery solution, but they also maintain a multi-region failover as well, which allows for a fully redundant enviroment to be maintained in two geographic regions. No fear of losing any database changes or form submissions from students.
  • Lastly, the onboarding process is constantly being improved, and as I have been a third-party vendor involved in many of our hosting negotiations, I have seen it firsthand. Each enterprise client is assigned a small team of engineers, technical leads, and a pseudo-project-manager to explain the process in layman's terms to the client (university / college for my example), but they also perform a number of code reviews and best-practice analysis of a site prior to launch.
Sean Hanford | TrustRadius Reviewer

Just Host

  • Affordable web hosting
  • Simple domain registration
  • Webmail
  • WYSIWYG page editing
  • One click Wordpress installation
  • Unlimited storage
  • Unlimited domains and subdomains
  • Unlimited email
Kyle Legg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Acquia Digital Experience Platform

  • Responses from tickets aren't always from the same person, and can vary in effectiveness of solving your problem
  • While documentation is robust, it can be difficult to find exactly what you need
  • Provided forums are not monitored frequently, and are not as useful as they could be
Eric Steinborn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Just Host

  • Slow servers
  • Could use more diverse platform options (i.e. Wordpress, Squarespace, Wix, Shopify, etc.)
Kyle Legg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Acquia Digital Experience Platform

Acquia Digital Experience Platform 10.0
Based on 8 answers
As a Drupal Web Developer, I have not encountered or been exposed to any other hosting solution that could surpass the benefits of having a site hosted on Acquia Cloud. Although, for any side-project or low-cost freelance gigs, I cannot expect that I'll always have the option of recommending Acquia Cloud, and that's okay. While I am at work and trying to help our team gain more exposure to my companies' extensive list of clients, when we have the fortune of adding another Drupal-based client to our roster, getting those clients on Acquia Cloud makes every other aspect of building or modifying their school website that much easier
Sean Hanford | TrustRadius Reviewer

Just Host

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Alternatives Considered

Acquia Digital Experience Platform

If you're project requires a multisite architecture with scalable site deployment, and your budget allows, I would recommend Acquia. Acquia pricing sits more on an Enterprise level, so it is overwhelming if you're hosting a smaller site. Pantheon is much more suited for smaller, one-off, independent sites, and they provide similar tooling, availability, and free SSL with every site. If you need to control every aspect of your server environment and you have a server admin on staff, then Rackspace can provide you with an open hosting environment for you to configure yourself.
Kyle Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Just Host

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Return on Investment

Acquia Digital Experience Platform

  • Our website isn't a revenue generator, so we don't have specific ROI calculations.
  • The new website is helping us move off of a legacy on-prem server environment. The reduction of cost in maintaining those will be beneficial.
  • We have had to invest in some training for our developers to learn Drupal.
Jim MacLeod | TrustRadius Reviewer

Just Host

  • Increased referrals to company website through blog
Kyle Legg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Acquia Digital Experience Platform

Just Host

Pricing Details

Acquia Digital Experience Platform

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Just Host

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
7.9
Just Host
6.0

Likelihood to Renew

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
10.0
Just Host

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