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Acquia

39 Ratings

ManageWP

11 Ratings

Acquia

39 Ratings
Score 7.7 out of 101

ManageWP

11 Ratings
Score 9.6 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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ManageWP

If you are a WordPress development shop, or host a number of WordPress websites, this is for you. Even if you only have one website but are looking for an easy way to make updates, schedule backups and keep track of the maintenance of your site, this would be a great tool. The cost is reasonable and it saves time, while adding peace of mind with "Safe" updates.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acquia
8.9
ManageWP
8.6
Role-based user permissions
Acquia
8.9
ManageWP
8.6

Platform & Infrastructure

Acquia
8.5
ManageWP
8.2
API
Acquia
9.0
ManageWP
9.3
Internationalization / multi-language
Acquia
8.1
ManageWP
7.1

Web Content Creation

Acquia
7.4
ManageWP
8.4
WYSIWYG editor
Acquia
8.0
ManageWP
5.0
Code quality / cleanliness
Acquia
8.8
ManageWP
10.0
Admin section
Acquia
7.8
ManageWP
9.7
Page templates
Acquia
8.0
ManageWP
Library of website themes
Acquia
6.0
ManageWP
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Acquia
7.0
ManageWP
10.0
Publishing workflow
Acquia
7.8
ManageWP
7.4
Form generator
Acquia
6.1
ManageWP

Web Content Management

Acquia
8.5
ManageWP
9.7
Content taxonomy
Acquia
8.0
ManageWP
SEO support
Acquia
9.0
ManageWP
10.0
Bulk management
Acquia
7.7
ManageWP
10.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acquia
9.1
ManageWP
10.0
Community / comment management
Acquia
8.5
ManageWP
9.0

Pros

  • CMS
  • Web applications
  • User security
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  • Lets us see the health and status of all our WordPress sites at a glance
  • Makes us aware of any performance and uptime problems, as well as any security threats
  • Provides an easy-to-use mechanism to update hundreds of plugins with just a few clicks
  • Provides frequent backups with one-click restore points.
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Cons

  • Stable platform, optimised to Drupal best practices for performance.
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  • Many times ManageWP "feels" slow to me. I believe this to be unavoidable given the fact that it is actively monitoring the status of dozens of parts on hundreds of sites, but the experience still feels slow and sometimes I wonder whether it is working.
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Likelihood to Renew

Acquia10.0
Based on 8 answers
I'm very satisfied with the performance, reliability, easy-to-use interface for deployment of Acquia network. My team is more productive after having migrated to Acquia network.
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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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ManageWP is definitely the best in class product for WordPress website management. There are other tools such as InfiniteWP that do similar things, but don't have as complete an offering. Other options like WPEngine are also for hosting and we are not interested in that element. I think that ManageWP is the best tool out there for what it does.
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Return on Investment

  • Reduced time managing infrastructure.
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  • Without ManageWP we would have to spend hours manually logging in to and checking on the health of our client sites on a rolling basis. ManageWP automates this process for us, giving us a dashboard of relevant results. This saves us hundreds of man hours per month.
  • ManageWP's "safe update", backup, and roll back features make it very very simple to update site plugins without fear of breaking a site and the hours of work that would result to fix it.
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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

ManageWP

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