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Score 7.3 out of 101

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Score 8.3 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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Squarespace

Squarespace is great if you're updating a client's site that they've made themselves using less-than-optimal software. I've used it for lots of small businesses and sole proprietors that know that their site is out of date and doesn't serve their needs any longer, but are not sure where to look for an alternative. Squarespace allows me as a designer to set up a functional and beautiful site quickly for my clients. If I'm dealing with an enterprise-level client that has more specific needs, Squarespace would not be my first choice since its customizability is limited (though well-suited for most small businesses).
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acquia
7.6
Squarespace
8.8
Role-based user permissions
Acquia
7.6
Squarespace
8.8

Platform & Infrastructure

Acquia
8.5
Squarespace
8.1
API
Acquia
8.8
Squarespace
7.9
Internationalization / multi-language
Acquia
8.1
Squarespace
8.3

Web Content Creation

Acquia
7.5
Squarespace
8.5
WYSIWYG editor
Acquia
8.0
Squarespace
8.6
Code quality / cleanliness
Acquia
9.0
Squarespace
8.1
Admin section
Acquia
7.7
Squarespace
8.4
Page templates
Acquia
8.0
Squarespace
8.5
Library of website themes
Acquia
6.0
Squarespace
8.4
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Acquia
7.0
Squarespace
8.9
Publishing workflow
Acquia
8.0
Squarespace
8.6
Form generator
Acquia
6.0
Squarespace
8.3

Web Content Management

Acquia
8.6
Squarespace
7.3
Content taxonomy
Acquia
8.0
Squarespace
7.6
SEO support
Acquia
9.1
Squarespace
7.5
Bulk management
Acquia
7.9
Squarespace
6.6
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acquia
9.2
Squarespace
7.1
Community / comment management
Acquia
8.6
Squarespace
7.6

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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Squarespace

  • Getting started with Squarespace is incredibly easy. Their templates make getting an early design for your website set up and published quick and simple. There are plenty of advanced features that can be utilized to tweak the design indefinitely but getting up and running smoothly and quickly is key and Squarespace does that beautifully.
  • The Squarespace Analytics tools are incredibly helpful. They are quite detailed yet very easy to understand and parse through. If you've ever tried to understand all of your Google Analytics data, you can feel like you need to get a new degree to comprehend it all. Squarespace Analytics are intuitive and easy to understand allowing you have an easier time making decisions based not eh data you re provided.
  • Squarespace makes integrations with other platforms very easy as well. Email service providers (like Mailchimp or Contant Contact), or integrating with outside fulfillment centers for orders of your products is very easy to set up. The back end design and control makes navigating through these things very easy (with the right instructions, of course).
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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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Squarespace

  • I am not a fan of the embedded code. For third party programs, I have to search them for a direct HTML code in order to put it on the site, as their embedded link only creates a hyperlink. Something you can do easier in the text blocks.
  • More reliable integration with social media. I have to resync the school's Instagram account weekly. We manage multiple, so I can't just leave it logged in. One time it displayed my own personal account without confirming.
  • I would also like a more expansive CMS on par with Wordpress, but that is a preference, not a negative.
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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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Squarespace

Squarespace 10.0
Based on 4 answers
I've renewed my Squarespace 3 years in a row
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Usability

Acquia

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Squarespace

Squarespace 10.0
Based on 3 answers
It's simple to use for someone who is really good with computers as well as those who are not. I've been using my personal squarespace for years and have also helped clients build a starting page which they are later able to manage theirselves.
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Support

Acquia

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Squarespace

Squarespace 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Easy to find support on their website.
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Alternatives Considered

Acquia

Acquia is a leader in managed Drupal hosting, knowledge and supporting infrastructure.
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Squarespace

When it comes to website management, user interface is everything. You have to be able to dive in and make sure things get done. If you can't operate the site - or make changes - easily, then you are going to sink with the amount of things you need to do to remain current. We chose Squarespace because it was the most efficient design when it comes to UX that would also cultivate the ability to make changes quickly. We wanted a program that anyone could use if something happened to the person managing it, and Squarespace provided the best option.
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Return on Investment

Acquia

  • Increased speed
  • Better security
  • Faster time to market
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Squarespace

  • Our website through Squarespace has been instrumental to building our membership and clientele, and sharing important information about our brand
  • We have received clients through our website
  • It is really difficult to search our website, and it is hard to figure out how to improve our SEO to get more organic outreach
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Acquia

Squarespace

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

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