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Acquia

39 Ratings

Acquia

39 Ratings
Score 7.7 out of 101

TemplateToaster

1 Ratings
Score 9.1 out of 101

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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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TemplateToaster

TemplateToaster has the best features which include: BOOTSTRAP 3 support, W3C compliance, all devices and all browsers compatibility, clean and concise code generation, and extensive designing options. A big pack of sample templates comes free with software installation, and all the designing options have been provided as per the latest web design trends. Templates made in TemplateToaster make clients say, “wow, it’s amazing”. TemplateToaster is a designing tool as well as a development tool. In short words, it provides a GUI for designing templates, after the accomplishment of designing, the template can be exported into a fully-fledged web template, which is ready to use as a website design.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acquia
8.9
TemplateToaster
9.1
Role-based user permissions
Acquia
8.9
TemplateToaster
9.1

Platform & Infrastructure

Acquia
8.5
TemplateToaster
9.1
API
Acquia
9.0
TemplateToaster
9.1
Internationalization / multi-language
Acquia
8.1
TemplateToaster
9.1

Web Content Creation

Acquia
7.4
TemplateToaster
9.1
WYSIWYG editor
Acquia
8.0
TemplateToaster
9.1
Code quality / cleanliness
Acquia
8.8
TemplateToaster
9.1
Admin section
Acquia
7.8
TemplateToaster
9.1
Page templates
Acquia
8.0
TemplateToaster
9.1
Library of website themes
Acquia
6.0
TemplateToaster
9.1
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Acquia
7.0
TemplateToaster
9.1
Publishing workflow
Acquia
7.8
TemplateToaster
9.1
Form generator
Acquia
6.1
TemplateToaster
9.1

Web Content Management

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

Pros

  • 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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  • Advanced designing features and using these advanced features very easily e.g. Bootstrap 3 support that makes flawless responsive templates.
  • Encapsulated all the major designing trends with respect to particular CMS.
  • Optimized code is produced for every theme/template as such the coding standards are perfectly followed by this software.
  • All WordPress themes made with this software pass the Theme Check test.
  • Because of W3C compliance it ensures consistency of websites over the web.
  • HTML5 and CSS3 also ensure better look of designs on small screens.
  • Apart from making web templates, one can make full fledged websites too. TemplateToaster allows making static websites with YouTube video inclusion. It has inbuilt FTP, so that user can easily move its website to the server.
  • An amazing and exclusive feature it provides is the option to draw custom widget/module/ block area.
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Cons

  • Account support is limited on the Cloud Professional plan and requires you to purchase support tickets for the smallest issues, whereas other providers usually provide basic support free of charge.
  • Acquia is very expensive, so unless you're an enterprise level partner, then it is likely out of your budget.
  • The online documentation could use a refresh in design and can be frustrating to search through for answers.
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  • It is not available for MAC operating system.
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Likelihood to Renew

Acquia10.0
Based on 8 answers
I'm very satisfied with the performance, reliability, easy-to-use interface for deployment of Acquia network. My team is more productive after having migrated to Acquia network.
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Alternatives Considered

I have used Pantheon for almost as long as I have used Acquia. Many colleges and universities will use sub-sites in Drupal either as a separator for each department, or possibly for targeted marketing campaigns. One of the biggest reason we tend to use Acquia over Pantheon for these clients is that Pantheon does not support Drupal sub-sites. So, there is an added cost to the client each time they want to spin up another site based on their base Drupal installation. The admin UI for Pantheon is similar to Acquia's, but they take a more hands-on / hands-off approach when it comes to core Drupal upgrades. Pantheon uses their own software called Terminus to help interface between the developer and the server. By them managing the Drupal core files, you, as a developer just need to understand that you can not update your copy of the site locally, when an updated version of Drupal is released. All of your custom and contributed modules are your responsibility (as they should be), but you just need to be aware that your commits will be rejected if they contain core Drupal updates.
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  • Advanced features, lesser price and ease of use. For designing perspective, it has many options in accordance with latest web designing trends.
  • Most prominent is- custom positions can be made for widgets or plugins to be included
  • Slideshow can be included.
  • Images browsed from the system can be transformed using its image editor.
  • Texture-effects-shadow can be applied wherever required.
  • margin-padding settings can be done easily.
  • And many more options are provided by this software on its interface.
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Return on Investment

  • Reduced time managing infrastructure.
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  • TemplateToaster returns full value of money.
  • It helps in finishing my projects ahead of time, hence I can finish more projects in less time. In other words, it helps in increasing my efficiency, which brings monetary benefits to me.
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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
Acquia Editions & Modules
Acquia
Additional Pricing Details

TemplateToaster

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
TemplateToaster Editions & Modules
TemplateToaster
Edition
Standard Edition
$491
Professional Edition
$149
1. Annually
Additional Pricing Details
After one year, some concession is given on the specific edition.