44 Ratings
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Score 7.5 out of 100
106 Ratings
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Score 7.8 out of 100

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

Weebly

If you are having students create websites or information pages about something they are studying in class, this is a great option. The fact that students can spend less time getting situated and learning the app and get right to work researching and creating their pages is great. For middle to high school, this is a fantastic app to use. However, if you want more nuanced analytics or want students to focus on blogging more than webpage building, this is limited.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
7.9
Weebly
8.9
Role-based user permissions
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
7.9
Weebly
8.9

Platform & Infrastructure

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
8.0
Weebly
8.5
API
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
8.0
Weebly
8.2
Internationalization / multi-language
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
8.0
Weebly
8.8

Web Content Creation

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
8.5
Weebly
8.9
WYSIWYG editor
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
10.0
Weebly
9.3
Code quality / cleanliness
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
9.0
Weebly
9.2
Admin section
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
9.0
Weebly
8.7
Page templates
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
8.0
Weebly
9.3
Library of website themes
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
8.0
Weebly
9.1
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
9.0
Weebly
9.6
Publishing workflow
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
9.0
Weebly
7.9
Form generator
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
6.0
Weebly
8.3

Web Content Management

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
8.4
Weebly
8.1
Content taxonomy
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
9.0
Weebly
7.4
SEO support
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
8.0
Weebly
8.2
Bulk management
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
8.0
Weebly
8.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
9.0
Weebly
8.5
Community / comment management
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
8.0
Weebly
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

Weebly

  • Drag and drop interface makes it very easy to add all types of content, including images, text, video (and YouTube videos), embeddable applications and more.
  • It's very easy to set up navigation features like cascading menus and sticky navigation (where the menu stays put - may depend on the template chosen though).
  • A technical backend is fairly straight-forward for setting up a fav icon, 301 redirects, SEO, Google Analytics, etc.
Robbin Block | 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

Weebly

  • Weebly doesn't have a lot of templates to choose from, so if you don't have any experience with CSS or HTML, it's hard to customize your site to an extent.
  • Weebly isn't fully SEO friendly. They don't allow you to add H1 tags to pages out of the box.
  • You can't create folder structures when it comes to web page URLs. You can put web pages under a main menu dropdown, but they don't allow you to put all sub-menu items in a structured folder (like site.com/folder/page-1 and site.com/folder/page-2).
Anonymous | 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

Weebly

Weebly 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Weebly is consistently adding features that line up with our needs. The ease of use makes it the perfect program for us since we have users of multiple age brackets and knowledge of web design. We love that we can give users access to only the pages they are affiliated with
Heather Pellegrini | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Weebly

Weebly 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It is simple to use and offers enough customization to make a website that is personalized. Templates are pretty standard and the help section is laid out well by topic with frequently asked questions. Some design knowledge is helpful, but through trial and error anyone can get a hold of the reins fairly quickly.
Amber Stanley-Kruth | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Weebly

Weebly's designs, plugins, and customization options are a little more advanced in some cases than other similar programs. WordPress requires a different level of expertise and knowledge of code, keywording, and plugins, so I wouldn't even compare them. Wix is a little more user-friendly because you can drag and drop your design, which was very convenient for customizing your site. I didn't personally select Weebly, but it is user-friendly and nearly anyone comfortable with a computer could figure it out. Weebly support is also pretty good.
Emily Hammell | 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

Weebly

  • Weebly has allowed our business to create a connection with our customers by offering home decor, cooking and styling tips.
  • Weebly gives us the chance to relay information to customers regarding merchandise, current sales and promotions, store hours and locations etc. Which has helped increase business.
  • Weebly has given our not very tech savvy business the opportunity to have a website and stay relevant with our competitors.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)

Weebly

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

Weebly

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
7.1
Weebly
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
10.0
Weebly
10.0

Usability

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Weebly
9.0

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