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42 Ratings

Acquia

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Score 8.4 out of 101

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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SiteGround Web Hosting

In my testing, SiteGround consistently exceeds its uptime guarantee of 99.9%. Over the first four months using my plan, Pingdom reported monthly uptime figures of 99.51%, 100%, 99.93%, and 99.99%.I can’t take these as a wholly accurate measure of SiteGround’s uptime, because Pingdom only checks my site every 5 minutes. So if my site goes down for a second, Pingdom can’t record it as less than a 5-minute outage. And I’m only looking at one server, so there are bound to be variations. But even at face value, the downtime I’ve experienced has been minimal. If you do experience downtime of more than 0.1% annually, you’ll be compensated as follows: 99%-99.9% uptime: 1 month of free hosting. Every additional 1% below 99% uptime: 1 additional month of free hosting. Most hosts measure downtime monthly, not annually, so beware of this slight difference.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acquia
7.0
SiteGround Web Hosting
Role-based user permissions
Acquia
7.0
SiteGround Web Hosting

Platform & Infrastructure

Acquia
8.3
SiteGround Web Hosting
API
Acquia
8.6
SiteGround Web Hosting
Internationalization / multi-language
Acquia
8.1
SiteGround Web Hosting

Web Content Creation

Acquia
7.5
SiteGround Web Hosting
WYSIWYG editor
Acquia
8.0
SiteGround Web Hosting
Code quality / cleanliness
Acquia
9.1
SiteGround Web Hosting
Admin section
Acquia
7.5
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
8.1
SiteGround Web Hosting
Form generator
Acquia
6.0
SiteGround Web Hosting

Web Content Management

Acquia
8.6
SiteGround Web Hosting
Content taxonomy
Acquia
8.0
SiteGround Web Hosting
SEO support
Acquia
9.2
SiteGround Web Hosting
Bulk management
Acquia
7.9
SiteGround Web Hosting
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acquia
9.3
SiteGround Web Hosting
Community / comment management
Acquia
8.6
SiteGround Web Hosting

Pros

Acquia

  • 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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SiteGround Web Hosting

  • It's really fast to set up.
  • It's really easy to set up, you could have a website live in seconds.
  • They have a magnificent support via chat.
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Cons

Acquia

  • Continuous integration, code testing.
  • Additional access options.
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SiteGround Web Hosting

  • 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

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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SiteGround Web Hosting

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Alternatives Considered

Acquia

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 Web Hosting

Sadly, most web hosting companies are either not user-friendly or lack necessary features. No other web hosting company I've used has provided the level of reliability, features, and affordability that I've found with SiteGround with the exception of WP Engine which is a specialized WordPress host. SiteGround provides literally everything I want and need and does so at a very reasonable price.
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Return on Investment

Acquia

  • The recent outage impacted our site for 9 hours which costs us money.
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SiteGround Web Hosting

  • 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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Acquia

SiteGround Web Hosting

Pricing Details

Acquia

General

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

SiteGround Web Hosting

General

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

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