What users are saying about

Acquia

39 Ratings

Plone

20 Ratings

Acquia

39 Ratings
Score 7.7 out of 101

Plone

20 Ratings
Score 5.4 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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Plone

Plone is very well suited for medium and large websites with a lot of authenticated users. That said I mainly use Plone for very small companies with only one user.The templating engine makes it possible to connect virtually any design to a Plone-site, making it also very suitable for the more creative designs. Building a webshop in Plone is not advisable.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acquia
8.9
Plone
10.0
Role-based user permissions
Acquia
8.9
Plone
10.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Acquia
8.5
Plone
9.7
API
Acquia
9.0
Plone
9.7
Internationalization / multi-language
Acquia
8.1
Plone
9.7

Web Content Creation

Acquia
7.4
Plone
7.7
WYSIWYG editor
Acquia
8.0
Plone
7.8
Code quality / cleanliness
Acquia
8.8
Plone
9.0
Admin section
Acquia
7.8
Plone
8.0
Page templates
Acquia
8.0
Plone
7.6
Library of website themes
Acquia
6.0
Plone
3.8
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Acquia
7.0
Plone
7.4
Publishing workflow
Acquia
7.8
Plone
10.0
Form generator
Acquia
6.1
Plone
8.0

Web Content Management

Acquia
8.5
Plone
7.9
Content taxonomy
Acquia
8.0
Plone
9.4
SEO support
Acquia
9.0
Plone
9.0
Bulk management
Acquia
7.6
Plone
6.3
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acquia
9.1
Plone
7.4
Community / comment management
Acquia
8.5
Plone
7.7

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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  • When uploading files, Plone gives great options of where you'd like your content to be stored.
  • After uploading your content and easily storing it, its extremely simple to retrieve it from any page you're working on.
  • Plone has a great toolbar for writing and editing content for your pages. Managing links, files, and aesthetic aspects of your site using Plone is simple and enjoyable.
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Cons

  • Continuous integration, code testing.
  • Additional access options.
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  • Bullets and formatting sometimes make it difficult to add text to an existing paragraph. The 'code' button is useful in those cases, but only to those who know html.
  • Sometimes the pages don't save correctly and you use information.
  • Uploading and displaying images is a bit too much work.
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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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Plone8.3
Based on 10 answers
Don't fix it when it's not broke :-)
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Performance

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Plone9.0
Based on 1 answer
Plone is very intensive in its operations, and if not configured well it can be slow. However it is designed and built with speed in mind and with proper use of coding, templates and caching can perform extremely well under high loads. It is capable of scaling to very high load availability environments with no specific coding requirements.
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Alternatives Considered

Acquia has a much easier path for procurement through the GSA contract. Pantheon didn't have an avenue to purchase through the GSA, which severely limited our ability to procure their product. Pantheon has a few extra features which Acquia has yet to develop like true multi-dev, allowing users to test out their changes on their own servers in the cloud. This is incredibly useful since windows Drupal development is typically very slow, even with the Acquia Dev Desktop software.
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We selected Plone for the ease of use.
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Return on Investment

  • Increased efficiency for developers
  • Less reliance on internal staff for support
  • Lower cost of Acquia vs. cost of self hosting/support
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  • Before Plone there were couple of dozens of web editors. Now it is in the hundreds. That leads to more information on the websites and more accuracy.
  • Through the good SEO properties of Plone, our content is more easily found on Google compared to some of our competitors.
  • Plone being an Open Source product there hasn't been any license payments for a decade.
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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

Plone

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