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Acquia

39 Ratings

Acquia

39 Ratings
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Score 7.7 out of 101

SiteGround Web Hosting

12 Ratings
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Score 8.6 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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SiteGround Web Hosting

If you've got a WordPress site and are unhappy with the performance, support or price of your current hosting service, SiteGround is well worth checking out as it excels in all those areas. From a single one-off blog, to more robust hosting packages, they offer a range of options that are well-suited to any budget or service need.Everybody, from noobs to experienced developers needs support from time to time, and SiteGround's team is the best I've seen. Not only are they easy to communicate with and highly proficient to solve any issue I've thrown their way, they're also easy to reach with multiple access options with minimal wait times.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acquia
8.9
SiteGround Web Hosting
Role-based user permissions
Acquia
8.9
SiteGround Web Hosting

Platform & Infrastructure

Acquia
8.5
SiteGround Web Hosting
API
Acquia
9.0
SiteGround Web Hosting
Internationalization / multi-language
Acquia
8.1
SiteGround Web Hosting

Web Content Creation

Acquia
7.4
SiteGround Web Hosting
WYSIWYG editor
Acquia
8.0
SiteGround Web Hosting
Code quality / cleanliness
Acquia
8.8
SiteGround Web Hosting
Admin section
Acquia
7.8
SiteGround Web Hosting
Page templates
Acquia
8.0
SiteGround Web Hosting
Library of website themes
Acquia
6.0
SiteGround Web Hosting
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Acquia
7.0
SiteGround Web Hosting
Publishing workflow
Acquia
7.8
SiteGround Web Hosting
Form generator
Acquia
6.1
SiteGround Web Hosting

Web Content Management

Acquia
8.5
SiteGround Web Hosting
Content taxonomy
Acquia
8.0
SiteGround Web Hosting
SEO support
Acquia
9.0
SiteGround Web Hosting
Bulk management
Acquia
7.7
SiteGround Web Hosting
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acquia
9.1
SiteGround Web Hosting
Community / comment management
Acquia
8.5
SiteGround Web Hosting

Pros

  • Hosting
  • Support
  • Specially tuned environments
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  • High performing servers at a price point usually reserved for subpar service.
  • Top notch tech support that's always available and skilled enough to address issues with a single interaction (call, chat, email, etc.)
  • Great extra features for free like one-click SSL certificate installation and native caching service.
  • Free migration of an existing site from another hosting provider.
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Cons

  • 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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  • They could improve on the quality of their customer service, to provide more detailed information.
  • SIteGround could provide more powerful servers at a cheaper rate.
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Likelihood to Renew

Acquia10.0
Based on 8 answers
Acquia makes Drupal better and contributes significantly to the development of the project. The people are great and we are happy to be a partner
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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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SiteGround is the BEST option if you are looking for price and have a small web project. Compared to other services who want to say the same, I never had a site go down, reach memory capacity, have my information sold off to, etc. SiteGround provides what they say they can without any hassle
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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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  • Being able to host with SiteGround allowed our clients to focus their budget on other items versus their ongoing website hosting cost.
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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

SiteGround Web Hosting

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