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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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Squarespace

It's great for creative businesses, but I wouldn't recommend it for full-on ecommerce. Other tools have more features. However, if selling a limited product line, it may be appropriate. It's not ideal for business owners who want to manage their own websites, yet don't have any web skills, because it's not as intuitive as other simple builders.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acquia
8.8
Squarespace
8.9
Role-based user permissions
Acquia
8.8
Squarespace
8.9

Platform & Infrastructure

Acquia
8.5
Squarespace
8.0
API
Acquia
9.0
Squarespace
7.7
Internationalization / multi-language
Acquia
8.1
Squarespace
8.3

Web Content Creation

Acquia
7.4
Squarespace
8.5
WYSIWYG editor
Acquia
8.0
Squarespace
8.6
Code quality / cleanliness
Acquia
8.9
Squarespace
8.4
Admin section
Acquia
7.8
Squarespace
8.5
Page templates
Acquia
8.0
Squarespace
8.5
Library of website themes
Acquia
6.0
Squarespace
8.2
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Acquia
7.0
Squarespace
8.8
Publishing workflow
Acquia
7.8
Squarespace
8.7
Form generator
Acquia
6.1
Squarespace
8.7

Web Content Management

Acquia
8.5
Squarespace
7.5
Content taxonomy
Acquia
8.0
Squarespace
7.9
SEO support
Acquia
9.1
Squarespace
7.6
Bulk management
Acquia
7.7
Squarespace
7.2
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acquia
9.1
Squarespace
7.1
Community / comment management
Acquia
8.6
Squarespace
7.8

Pros

  • Hosting
  • Support
  • Specially tuned environments
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  • Easy to create visually appealing designs using the gridded drag and drop and preset formatting options/ themes
  • Maintains consistent design elements across your whole site - which you can change at a high level with one click and automatically updates globally
  • Instantly updates content to your live site
  • Great photo slideshow options and quotation box features
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Cons

  • 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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  • Lack of customization options - while it's good for amateurs to be able to build a website easily, it would be nice if there were more customization options for pros.
  • Boring CTA button, without the option to change it - you just get what comes with your template.
  • Sensitive interface requires that you click in exactly the right spot (more so than usual, like in other platforms such as Hubspot).
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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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Squarespace10.0
Based on 4 answers
I've renewed my Squarespace 3 years in a row
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Usability

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Squarespace10.0
Based on 3 answers
It's dead simple to use. There are no over complicated controls or tons of menus to screw things up. People with bad taste couldn't make an ugly website. While it may be frustrating for the pro designer to get exactly what they want, it prevents the uninitiated from making something ugly
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Support

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No answers on this topic
Squarespace10.0
Based on 2 answers
Easy to find support on their website.
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Alternatives Considered

Acquia is a leader in managed Drupal hosting, knowledge and supporting infrastructure.
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WordPress is a full featured blogging powerhouse with tons of extensions and huge user base. You can start with a WordPress.com blog and when you outgrow it you can set up your own server with the WordPress.org site and import your content to it. It's less straightforward than Squarespace but more malleable in the long run
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Return on Investment

  • Rapid prototyping and feature development is simpler with Drupal and the Acquia platform is simple to extend for experimental sites.
  • By leveraging the enterprise hosting platform, we could focus on the feature development during the initial build out of the site, deferring the hosting complexities to a time when we would have more bandwidth.
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  • Speed of implementation.
  • Low barrier of entry.
  • Low 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

Squarespace

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