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Score 7.7 out of 100
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Score 8.8 out of 100

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

Namecheap

Namecheap is well suited for anyone wanting to register a new domain. Their prices are extremely hard to beat and the renewal costs are also acceptable. They make the search easy so it's the best place if you aren't sure which domain name you want yet. I cannot think of any scenarios where it would be a bad idea to use Namecheap. You can't beat the free whois privacy.
Joseph Condon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.3
Namecheap
Role-based user permissions
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.3
Namecheap

Platform & Infrastructure

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.0
Namecheap
API
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.0
Namecheap
Internationalization / multi-language
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.0
Namecheap

Web Content Creation

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

Web Content Management

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

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

Namecheap

  • Domain search: When you search for a domain you'd like to register, they provide a list of alternative options using other top level domains (TLDs)
  • Domain management: Managing domains in Namecheap is nice and simple. Plus, if you need to transfer ownership of a domain to another Namecheap user, the process is quite easy.
  • Domain sales: Namecheap always has some great domain sales/promotions going on. Need to pick up a domain for 88 cents? Check Namecheap.
  • Account security: They offer two factor authentication vie their Namecheap app. With that app, you're able to approve or deny login attempts. In my estimation, this is both easier and more secure than having a two factor auth security code emailed or sent to you phone.
  • Support: Their live chat support is a great option for getting in touch and solving any issues you might be having.
  • Hosting: They have some great low cost hosting options.
Brandon Zell | 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

Namecheap

  • I wonder if it's feasible to have bulk discounts or a loyalty program?
  • They may have this already, but features to buy and sell premium domains, or browse ones for sale, would be great.
  • We don't use their hosting because there are higher quality options, but it'd be great if they did better hosting so we could keep it all under one roof.
Stephen Steinberg | 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

Namecheap

No score
No answers yet
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Support Rating

Acquia Digital Experience Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Namecheap

Namecheap 8.7
Based on 2 answers
They're decently responsive. Although agent switching can take a while they resolve most issues even though it may take a while.The knowledge base is decent but not always updated. Their agents are European and can sometimes struggle with the language but they try.I'd give them a 7 because I think although they're okay I still think they can go the extra mile like with siteground or another host.
Craige Hardel | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Namecheap

Namecheap wins hands down on cost and ease of use. I have experienced zero compromise with using Namecheap. There was no trade-off to enjoy the cost savings. Namecheap does everything the other registrars do and more in some cases.
Cameron Renfro | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Namecheap

  • Namecheap has had a positive impact on my overall business objectives. We have been able to register more domains in less time and for less cost. The process of finding a domain and checking out couldn't be easier with these guys.
  • The free whois privacy has saved us from many headaches because while it is free, it also prevents many annoying telemarketing calls and emails since our information is not floating around on the internet.
Joseph Condon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Acquia Digital Experience Platform

Namecheap

Pricing Details

Acquia Digital Experience Platform

General

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

Acquia Digital Experience Platform Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Namecheap

General

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

Namecheap Editions & Modules

Edition
.com$8.881
.net$14.981
.org$12.981
  1. Per Year
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Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
7.9
Namecheap
8.8

Likelihood to Renew

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
10.0
Namecheap

Support Rating

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Namecheap
8.7

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