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Score 7.3 out of 101
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Score 7.5 out of 101

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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Rackspace Managed Hosting

This rating is based on the fact that Rackspace provides good service and responds to enquiries relatively quickly, and the product (hosting) appears to be very good. However, I am unable to compare their service one-to-one with others, as in general, I have experienced fairly good web hosting overall, so cannot say that they are definitely better than other options. To my knowledge, Rackspace was selected for their record with uptime and customer service.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acquia
7.6
Rackspace Managed Hosting
Role-based user permissions
Acquia
7.6
Rackspace Managed Hosting

Platform & Infrastructure

Acquia
8.5
Rackspace Managed Hosting
API
Acquia
8.8
Rackspace Managed Hosting
Internationalization / multi-language
Acquia
8.1
Rackspace Managed Hosting

Web Content Creation

Acquia
7.5
Rackspace Managed Hosting
WYSIWYG editor
Acquia
8.0
Rackspace Managed Hosting
Code quality / cleanliness
Acquia
9.0
Rackspace Managed Hosting
Admin section
Acquia
7.7
Rackspace Managed Hosting
Page templates
Acquia
8.0
Rackspace Managed Hosting
Library of website themes
Acquia
6.0
Rackspace Managed Hosting
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Acquia
7.0
Rackspace Managed Hosting
Publishing workflow
Acquia
8.0
Rackspace Managed Hosting
Form generator
Acquia
6.0
Rackspace Managed Hosting

Web Content Management

Acquia
8.6
Rackspace Managed Hosting
Content taxonomy
Acquia
8.0
Rackspace Managed Hosting
SEO support
Acquia
9.1
Rackspace Managed Hosting
Bulk management
Acquia
7.9
Rackspace Managed Hosting
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acquia
9.2
Rackspace Managed Hosting
Community / comment management
Acquia
8.6
Rackspace Managed Hosting

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Acquia
Rackspace Managed Hosting
7.3
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
Acquia
Rackspace Managed Hosting
7.8
Dynamic scaling
Acquia
Rackspace Managed Hosting
6.9
Elastic load balancing
Acquia
Rackspace Managed Hosting
8.1
Pre-configured templates
Acquia
Rackspace Managed Hosting
7.6
Monitoring tools
Acquia
Rackspace Managed Hosting
5.9
Pre-defined machine images
Acquia
Rackspace Managed Hosting
8.0
Operating system support
Acquia
Rackspace Managed Hosting
7.3
Security controls
Acquia
Rackspace Managed Hosting
6.6

Pros

Acquia

  • Hosting
  • Support
  • Specially tuned environments
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Rackspace Managed Hosting

  • Rackspace is used to access email via A web interface as well as applications such as Outlook and Thunderbird.
  • Email for the county organization is very important and Rackspace provides excellent delivery of service and support.
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Cons

Acquia

  • Responses from tickets aren't always from the same person, and can vary in effectiveness of solving your problem
  • While documentation is robust, it can be difficult to find exactly what you need
  • Provided forums are not monitored frequently, and are not as useful as they could be
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Rackspace Managed Hosting

  • Few new products as of recently
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Likelihood to Renew

Acquia

Acquia 10.0
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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Rackspace Managed Hosting

Rackspace Managed Hosting 2.2
Based on 2 answers
After using SoftLayer, I would not go back to RackSpace.
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Alternatives Considered

Acquia

Acquia provides much more for the investment. The support and services they provide make them the best choice in choosing a platform to host your Drupal sites. Services like Pantheon may have some new tools or cool features. But Acquia always seems to come out with those features without the trouble of having the "growing pains" that come with them.
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Rackspace Managed Hosting

It is not a habit of mine to really demarcate lines in the sand of one service provider versus another; each has worthy merits and while there is some benefit to the exercise and some examples that are illustrative and enlightening, use of one product/vendor over another most often is simply a matter of determining a solution that fits a particular use-case. Most often, however, Rackspace offers entirely too much, top to bottom, in addressing the majority of needs and requirements that looking elsewhere only confirms why we chose them as a foundational element to our business in the first place. Price (albeit this does fluctuate and does become flat in the market), Innovation, Performance, Security, Scalability, Support. Using other providers, I always feel like we are outsourcing our business services and solutions; with Rackspace, I always fee like we are keeping them behind our own firewall
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Return on Investment

Acquia

  • Acquia works with non-profits which is a huge plus.
  • The Workflow and environment tools for our sites has been great at improving productivity and quality.
  • Having services like Apache Solr, Varnish, Memcache has been absolutely critical for our success.
  • The additional tools from third-parties that Acquia provides has also been amazing. Having easy to use tools like New Relic already available is great.
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Rackspace Managed Hosting

  • Lead conversion: we are able to meet client needs immediately both from those presented to us without warning, as well as those we actually seek out
  • Efficiency: regardless of our internal technical prowess, Rackspace allows us to solve technological problems for our clients, instead of fumbling around attempting to manage our own.
  • Repeat Business: our clients return to us for continuing technology solutions challenging all businesses every day; the confidence in returning client business finds its foundation in the positioning Rackspace affords us in what we can, and cannot, offer.
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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

Rackspace Managed Hosting

General

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

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