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Acquia

39 Ratings

eZ Platform

3 Ratings

Acquia

39 Ratings
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Score 7.7 out of 101

eZ Platform

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Score 5 out of 101

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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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eZ Platform

For a new site:1. Are there any hosting requirements? eZ Publish works best on a traditional LAMP stack.2. What is the expertise of the development and systems administrations individuals? There should be some PHP development experience and a solid level of Apache and MySQL hosting.3. Who will be managing the content of the site? What is their bandwidth for training? For ongoing content changes?
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acquia
8.9
eZ Platform
9.0
Role-based user permissions
Acquia
8.9
eZ Platform
9.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Acquia
8.5
eZ Platform
8.0
API
Acquia
9.0
eZ Platform
7.0
Internationalization / multi-language
Acquia
8.1
eZ Platform
9.0

Web Content Creation

Acquia
7.4
eZ Platform
5.4
WYSIWYG editor
Acquia
8.0
eZ Platform
7.0
Code quality / cleanliness
Acquia
8.8
eZ Platform
5.0
Admin section
Acquia
7.8
eZ Platform
7.0
Page templates
Acquia
8.0
eZ Platform
3.0
Library of website themes
Acquia
6.0
eZ Platform
2.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Acquia
7.0
eZ Platform
Publishing workflow
Acquia
7.8
eZ Platform
8.0
Form generator
Acquia
6.1
eZ Platform
6.0

Web Content Management

Acquia
8.5
eZ Platform
5.6
Content taxonomy
Acquia
8.0
eZ Platform
9.0
SEO support
Acquia
9.0
eZ Platform
5.0
Bulk management
Acquia
7.7
eZ Platform
2.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acquia
9.1
eZ Platform
6.0
Community / comment management
Acquia
8.5
eZ Platform
6.0

Pros

  • Hosting
  • Support
  • Specially tuned environments
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  • Content Taxonomy: Content is managed in a tree. Though taxonomy vs folksonomy is a near-religious debate among professionals, clients seeing the system for the first time just seem to "get it" more often.
  • Content Flexibility: Common content types such as blog posts and articles are available out of the box. However, customizing these and creating new content types is very easy.
  • Developer Friendly: Developers need only a little PHP experience to get started. Of course being an expert doesn't hurt and opens the door for the development of custom modules.
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Cons

  • Account support is limited on the Cloud Professional plan and requires you to purchase support tickets for the smallest issues, whereas other providers usually provide basic support free of charge.
  • Acquia is very expensive, so unless you're an enterprise level partner, then it is likely out of your budget.
  • The online documentation could use a refresh in design and can be frustrating to search through for answers.
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  • The template language: Outputting content or doing something special with it requires use of the templating language. Myself along with other developers I have trained, found this to be one of the biggest hurdles.
  • Layout of physical files: The system decides what settings files and templates to use based on a hierarchy of modules. The same file can exist in multiple modules and you can find yourself deep within very similar looking folder structures, causing confusion during debugging.
  • Community: eZ has a solid set of community contributors but the gap between it and Drupal or Wordpress is pretty large.
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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

Acquia is a leader in managed Drupal hosting, knowledge and supporting infrastructure.
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eZ Publish isn't as large in community size and number of installations as other content management systems. However, it's just as capable and met our needs:
  • Developers, system administrators, and project manager can all speak the same language during the development and maintenance cycles of a site.
  • End-user training is very straight-forward.
  • Vendor support is available.
  • Client IT departments can access if need (developers/designers/sysadmins).
  • The community is there (forums) and there are solid contributions (extensions) from both the vendor and the community.
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Return on Investment

  • Rapid prototyping and feature development is simpler with Drupal and the Acquia platform is simple to extend for experimental sites.
  • By leveraging the enterprise hosting platform, we could focus on the feature development during the initial build out of the site, deferring the hosting complexities to a time when we would have more bandwidth.
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  • Common knowledge: By making eZ a core offering, developers, system administrators, and project managers were able to communicate with each other effectively.
  • Training: Due to its content taxonomy, end-user training often went well.
  • Support: In our case, we had Gold support from eZ Publish which saved time and helped with customizations.
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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

eZ Platform

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