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Score 7.5 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)

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

MODX

The biggest scenario in which MODX is well suited is for a company who wants to have a top-notch site that is hosted on a CMS that allows a user-friendly experience for both the back-end and front-end users. It would not be suited for an organization does not have anyone in-house that can code who wants to have a lot of control over future designs.
Frankie Heath | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
7.8
MODX
8.5
Role-based user permissions
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
7.8
MODX
8.5

Platform & Infrastructure

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
8.0
MODX
8.0
API
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
8.0
MODX
8.0
Internationalization / multi-language
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
8.0
MODX
8.0

Web Content Creation

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
8.5
MODX
7.5
WYSIWYG editor
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
10.0
MODX
5.5
Code quality / cleanliness
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
9.0
MODX
7.5
Admin section
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
9.0
MODX
7.5
Page templates
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
8.0
MODX
7.5
Library of website themes
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
8.0
MODX
7.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
9.0
MODX
8.5
Publishing workflow
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
9.0
MODX
8.0
Form generator
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
6.0
MODX
8.5

Web Content Management

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
8.4
MODX
8.1
Content taxonomy
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
9.0
MODX
8.0
SEO support
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
8.0
MODX
8.5
Bulk management
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
8.0
MODX
8.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
9.0
MODX
7.5
Community / comment management
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
8.0
MODX
8.5

Pros

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)

  • 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

MODX

  • Custom design capabilities.
  • Works well with plugins.
  • Permission systems for users.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)

  • 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

MODX

  • Content Blocks - I mentioned this as a strength, but it also has its quirks. There are times that things do not function properly within the content blocks we have set up.
  • More Customization - The ability for the average user to customize more without having to know a ton of code.
Frankie Heath | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP) 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

MODX

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Alternatives Considered

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)

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

MODX

As said before, MODX is a coder's dream because of the flexibility it provides to own your code and has true creative freedom. Because of that, there is a bigger learning curve when it comes to a non-developer trying to iterate on the CMS with content additions and changes. To that end, WordPress, HubSpot, and Unbounce all incorporate a far more user-friendly approach to website building.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)

  • 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

MODX

  • The positive impact that MODX has had on our organization is that it has allowed us to generate more organic traffic to our site.
  • We are also able to push more paid advertisements to our site on our lead generation landing pages.
Frankie Heath | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)

Pricing Details

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)

General

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

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP) Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

MODX

General

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

MODX Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
MODX Revolution$01
  1. per installation
SaaS Edition
ENTERPRISE - Perfect for or organizations with custom requirementsUpon Request
BUSINESS - Perfect for digital agencies and marketing departments$992
STUDIO - Perfect for customers who need more power and resources$492
PRO - Perfect for customers with typical marketing sites$192
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details
PAYMENT FORMS MODX Cloud accepts major credit cards and PayPal for your hosting subscription. We can only accept check (cheque) payments on the Enterprise Plan, annually. CANCELLATION You may cancel your MODX Cloud account at any time. Before you cancel you'll be reminded to backup and remove all your live websites and then follow the instructions for cancellation. If you cancel within the first month, we'll provide you with a full refund. REFUNDS If you cancel within the first month, we'll provide you with a full refund. All other cancellations will be effective at the end of your current billing period. We do not provide refunds for remaining days or months on monthly or annual billing.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
7.1
MODX
7.5

Likelihood to Renew

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
10.0
MODX

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