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Score 7.7 out of 100
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Score 7 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

Web Hosting Hub

If you are a small business, freelancer, or any other type of user that doesn't need a lot of resources and get less than 10,000 hits per month, this is a great hosting environment for you. If you need more resources, I would recommend something else such as their sister company InMotion Hosting.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.3
Web Hosting Hub
Role-based user permissions
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.3
Web Hosting Hub

Platform & Infrastructure

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.0
Web Hosting Hub
API
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.0
Web Hosting Hub
Internationalization / multi-language
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.0
Web Hosting Hub

Web Content Creation

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

Web Content Management

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

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

Web Hosting Hub

  • Easy setup - i can easily add domains, sub-domains, add-ons, as well as set up a WordPress installation in a matter of minutes.
  • Low cost - if you want to keep costs down, the plans are very cost effective with shared hosting for as little as $5 a month (there is a catch, that you have to sign up for a certain amount of time, but it's still worth it).
  • User-friendly UI via Cpanel - no surprises here, it's just a Cpanel that you're familiar with and works.
  • Excellent customer service and tech support available 24/7.
Anonymous | 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

Web Hosting Hub

  • Sites can be slow if you're on a shared server environment as they may be crowded servers.
  • Sometimes tech support doesn't know how to solve the problem - but I've only experienced this with one issue and that is site speed. likely the best solution is to upgrade to better hosting.
Anonymous | 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

Web Hosting Hub

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Acquia Digital Experience Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Web Hosting Hub

Web Hosting Hub 10.0
Based on 1 answer
If there's a fix for the problem I'm having, they typically find it and help me implement it. In addition to that, they are available 24/7 to help so I know that they've got my back if I run into any problems whatsoever. Sometimes, wait times can be a little bit long, but honestly, the longest I've waiting was maybe 15 mins, so it's not too bad. Usually, I get through to them within 2-5 mins of calling.
Anonymous | 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

Web Hosting Hub

Web Hosting Hub is my preferred go-to when selecting hosting for a small business or freelance operation and it is also one of the lowest cost solutions that I have seen. This paired with their really excellent and always-available tech support (which I have called on holidays, weekends, and in the middle of the night) makes them a great option in my book.
In addition, they give you all the tools and access you need to manage your site no matter what you're trying to do. cPanel is a familiar environment and I have not noticed any bugs while logged in.
Anonymous | 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

Web Hosting Hub

  • Hosting is a functional thing - i need to have it in order to run my business and make money. ROI has been tremendous by that calculation.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Acquia Digital Experience Platform

Web Hosting Hub

Pricing Details

Acquia Digital Experience Platform

General

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

Web Hosting Hub

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
7.8
Web Hosting Hub
7.0

Likelihood to Renew

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
10.0
Web Hosting Hub

Support Rating

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
Web Hosting Hub
10.0

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