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Score 7.3 out of 101
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Likelihood to Recommend

Acquia

How much money do you have, and how much support do you need?Those are the biggest questions that you need to ask yourself when determining if you want to procure Acquia services. The cost for us was low compared to paying our own employees to run the type of system provided to us by Acquia. But the cost would be much higher for non-enterprise customers who are just looking to have their sites hosted for them. In the end, you get what you pay for - world-class Drupal hosting backed by highly effective customer support.
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SiteExecutive

We recently put our alumni magazine online so viewers can read it digitally. SiteExecutive has been great for this project as it allowed us to easily create new templates and styling options specifically suited for our purposes.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acquia
7.6
SiteExecutive
7.2
Role-based user permissions
Acquia
7.6
SiteExecutive
7.2

Platform & Infrastructure

Acquia
8.5
SiteExecutive
API
Acquia
8.8
SiteExecutive
Internationalization / multi-language
Acquia
8.1
SiteExecutive

Web Content Creation

Acquia
7.5
SiteExecutive
7.9
WYSIWYG editor
Acquia
8.0
SiteExecutive
6.1
Code quality / cleanliness
Acquia
9.0
SiteExecutive
9.0
Admin section
Acquia
7.7
SiteExecutive
6.0
Page templates
Acquia
8.0
SiteExecutive
7.9
Library of website themes
Acquia
6.0
SiteExecutive
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Acquia
7.0
SiteExecutive
8.0
Publishing workflow
Acquia
8.0
SiteExecutive
10.0
Form generator
Acquia
6.0
SiteExecutive
8.1

Web Content Management

Acquia
8.6
SiteExecutive
8.1
Content taxonomy
Acquia
8.0
SiteExecutive
10.0
SEO support
Acquia
9.1
SiteExecutive
6.3
Bulk management
Acquia
7.9
SiteExecutive
8.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acquia
9.2
SiteExecutive
8.0
Community / comment management
Acquia
8.6
SiteExecutive
8.0

Pros

Acquia

  • Drupal knowledge.
  • Good Development tools for code and environment management.
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SiteExecutive

  • User-friendly
  • Intuitive
  • Content type options available for use are plentiful and varied
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Cons

Acquia

  • This is a difficult question for me to answer, as I have seen the platform mature over the past few years and they recently, 3-6 months ago revamped their admin UI web interface that addressed some of their previous shortcomings. I don't ever have any difficulty finding what I need, when I need it on the admin UI. My first suggestion would be to review their documentation in some areas, which are still linked to the previous iteration of the web interface.
  • The majority of the services offered by Acquia Cloud Hosting are built on top of Amazon Web Services. As a result, some SSL certificates do not work well, or at all if they originate from Network Soutions (which have never worked), or GeoTrust (Equifax), VeriSign, and DigiCert, which on occasion produce SSL certificates that fail to work on Acquia Cloud.
  • Recently I have found that team management has a couple of limitations when the client is the "Organization administrator," and the role of "Team administrator" is assigned to myself or a member of my team. There are some links and page options that should be available to those of us assigned the role of Team Lead or Senior Developer within the Team Management structure, but we have had to contact support to update our permissions to be granted the appropriate access. It may be a result of their recent upgrade to the site, and regardless, support was able to fix our issue the same day we submitted a request.
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SiteExecutive

  • Glitches happen more frequently than I'd like them to
  • Limited options for formatting and organization within blog applications
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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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SiteExecutive

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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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SiteExecutive

WordPress is another CMS that I've used within a professional setting. Despite the cost difference, SiteExecutive is well worth the investment. Its functionality is much, much greater (they can't really be compared on the same level) and I have more freedom for customization and creating EXACTLY what I need.
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Return on Investment

Acquia

  • Completely negated any dev time troubleshooting the platform, freeing us up to develop the website.
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SiteExecutive

  • External constituents are able to clearly see our mission, goals, and programs (i.e: we are successfully attracting potential students and their families)
  • Faculty and staff are able to be directly involved in how their department is represented
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Acquia

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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

SiteExecutive

General

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

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