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Likelihood to Recommend

Acquia

It is particularly useful for quickly setting up environments that need significant customization and set up for continuous delivery. I would say Acquia is less appropriate for smaller scale sites that wouldn't necessarily need the separated environments.
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Crownpeak DXM

Are you ok having extra people manually categorize content and update most things by hand?
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acquia
8.8
Crownpeak DXM
Role-based user permissions
Acquia
8.8
Crownpeak DXM

Platform & Infrastructure

Acquia
8.5
Crownpeak DXM
API
Acquia
9.0
Crownpeak DXM
Internationalization / multi-language
Acquia
8.1
Crownpeak DXM

Web Content Creation

Acquia
7.4
Crownpeak DXM
WYSIWYG editor
Acquia
8.0
Crownpeak DXM
Code quality / cleanliness
Acquia
8.9
Crownpeak DXM
Admin section
Acquia
7.8
Crownpeak DXM
Page templates
Acquia
8.0
Crownpeak DXM
Library of website themes
Acquia
6.0
Crownpeak DXM
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Acquia
7.0
Crownpeak DXM
Publishing workflow
Acquia
7.8
Crownpeak DXM
Form generator
Acquia
6.1
Crownpeak DXM

Web Content Management

Acquia
8.5
Crownpeak DXM
Content taxonomy
Acquia
8.0
Crownpeak DXM
SEO support
Acquia
9.1
Crownpeak DXM
Bulk management
Acquia
7.7
Crownpeak DXM
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acquia
9.1
Crownpeak DXM
Community / comment management
Acquia
8.6
Crownpeak DXM

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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  • Hosting simple article pages and images
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Cons

  • Continuous integration, code testing.
  • Additional access options.
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  • The development environment is sub-par. It's difficult to create any type of "application" as the format of page templates is not suited for compile-time checks, cross classes, and many .NET libraries are excluded. You cannot use modern development techniques such as SASS for CSS, nor does their system minify or bundle JavaScript or CSS. There is no place for a standard relational database so creating "category" pages of related content is difficult. There is no source control integration. Again. No source control history or usage whatsoever. Also, a real difficulty in development is the code-deploy-wait model used - it's similar to SharePoint in that a developer makes a change to a template, saves, and then needs to "deploy" that change to another server to view it. The deployment usually takes from seconds to minutes. This makes development take a lot longer than other platforms where the feedback is more immediate.
  • The content creation user experience is very confusing. For instance, there is a "new" menu for creating content but the developers control of that is limited and end users often get lost in a large development template folder looking for the "right" template to use. Other content creation systems like Wordpress are a lot more intuitive.
  • The documentation and online forum are particularly lacking. The documentation does not have many examples and the forum is extremely cumbersome and limited. Most of the "help" documentation is sideways Powerpoints. CrownPeak makes up for this with their support email system - they respond very quickly - but it's very hard to look up anything for yourself.
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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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Crownpeak DXM5.0
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Alternatives Considered

Acquia is a leader in managed Drupal hosting, knowledge and supporting infrastructure.
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Return on Investment

  • Increased employee efficiency
  • Faster time to market for campaigns
  • Cheaper infrastructure costs
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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
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Crownpeak DXM

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

Crownpeak DXM More Information