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Acquia

39 Ratings

AtomicWriter

1 Ratings

Acquia

39 Ratings
Score 7.7 out of 101

AtomicWriter

1 Ratings
Score 10 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Acquia

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.
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AtomicWriter

AtomicWriter is especially suitable for blog writing and for this type of work. It also gives different formats and restructures it with a great view. I think that's it.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acquia
8.9
AtomicWriter
Role-based user permissions
Acquia
8.9
AtomicWriter

Platform & Infrastructure

Acquia
8.5
AtomicWriter
API
Acquia
9.0
AtomicWriter
Internationalization / multi-language
Acquia
8.1
AtomicWriter

Web Content Creation

Acquia
7.4
AtomicWriter
WYSIWYG editor
Acquia
8.0
AtomicWriter
Code quality / cleanliness
Acquia
8.8
AtomicWriter
Admin section
Acquia
7.8
AtomicWriter
Page templates
Acquia
8.0
AtomicWriter
Library of website themes
Acquia
6.0
AtomicWriter
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Acquia
7.0
AtomicWriter
Publishing workflow
Acquia
7.8
AtomicWriter
Form generator
Acquia
6.1
AtomicWriter

Web Content Management

Acquia
8.5
AtomicWriter
Content taxonomy
Acquia
8.0
AtomicWriter
SEO support
Acquia
9.0
AtomicWriter
Bulk management
Acquia
7.7
AtomicWriter
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acquia
9.1
AtomicWriter
Community / comment management
Acquia
8.5
AtomicWriter

Content Creation

Acquia
AtomicWriter
10.0
Ideation
Acquia
AtomicWriter
10.0
Approval workflows
Acquia
AtomicWriter
10.0
Content collaboration
Acquia
AtomicWriter
10.0
Content calendar
Acquia
AtomicWriter
10.0
Network for content licensing/production
Acquia
AtomicWriter
10.0

Content Publishing

Acquia
AtomicWriter
9.4
Content hub
Acquia
AtomicWriter
10.0
Forms / Gated content
Acquia
AtomicWriter
10.0
Embedded CTAs
Acquia
AtomicWriter
10.0
Content distribution
Acquia
AtomicWriter
9.0
Content automation
Acquia
AtomicWriter
8.0

Content Reporting & Analytics

Acquia
AtomicWriter
8.2
Audience profiling and targeting
Acquia
AtomicWriter
7.0
Closed-loop tracking and reporting
Acquia
AtomicWriter
9.0
Content performance analytics
Acquia
AtomicWriter
8.0
Campaign optimization dashboard
Acquia
AtomicWriter
9.0
Competitive analytics
Acquia
AtomicWriter
8.0

Pros

  • Simplifies installation of Drupal sites with one-click installations.
  • Development, staging, and production environments for a best-practice web development.
  • Access to git repos, databases, and backups that are all managed within the interface.
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  • Makes my writing awesome.
  • Restructures it.
  • Gives me different writing formats.
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Cons

  • Continuous integration, code testing.
  • Additional access options.
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  • Nothing too bad.
  • Needs more features.
  • Should be less expensive.
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Likelihood to Renew

Acquia10.0
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
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Alternatives Considered

I have used Pantheon for almost as long as I have used Acquia. Many colleges and universities will use sub-sites in Drupal either as a separator for each department, or possibly for targeted marketing campaigns. One of the biggest reason we tend to use Acquia over Pantheon for these clients is that Pantheon does not support Drupal sub-sites. So, there is an added cost to the client each time they want to spin up another site based on their base Drupal installation. The admin UI for Pantheon is similar to Acquia's, but they take a more hands-on / hands-off approach when it comes to core Drupal upgrades. Pantheon uses their own software called Terminus to help interface between the developer and the server. By them managing the Drupal core files, you, as a developer just need to understand that you can not update your copy of the site locally, when an updated version of Drupal is released. All of your custom and contributed modules are your responsibility (as they should be), but you just need to be aware that your commits will be rejected if they contain core Drupal updates.
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Return on Investment

  • With Acquia Cloud, I no longer need to implement my own home-grown deployment system and stay up-to-date on the latest LINUX security vulnerabilities or upgrade my web server software, as all of that is managed by Acquia. That in itself can save a single developer 50% of their time when compared to self-hosting.
  • Again, as I recommend the platform, I have no direct involvement in the actual cost of the hosting solution, I still benefit as a developer by using a solid mature software solution that delivers exactly what is promised.
  • My team offers Drupal and Wordpress solutions for Higher-Education institutions. Over the past couple of years, we have put together a list of recommended hosting providers for both Drupal and Wordpress. On the Drupal side, we only recommend Acquia and Pantheon and as-such, we are able to share our knowledge with other team-members using the same vendor. As a result, we have compiled a number of tips and artices we publish on the team's wiki. Put in the perspective of ROI, working with a known entity, the consistency reduces the time-to-market of many of our site builds as we have established relationships with our counterparts at Acquia and we know its strenghts and limitations.
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  • Nothing at all
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Pricing Details

Acquia

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

AtomicWriter

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