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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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TERMINALFOUR

It's an extremely flexible solution. It can be a nightmare to work with if not properly planned out or fantastic if well thought out. If you have a team and an application owner with a plan it's a great option.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acquia
8.8
TERMINALFOUR
8.5
Role-based user permissions
Acquia
8.8
TERMINALFOUR
8.5

Platform & Infrastructure

Acquia
8.5
TERMINALFOUR
5.0
API
Acquia
9.0
TERMINALFOUR
6.0
Internationalization / multi-language
Acquia
8.1
TERMINALFOUR
4.0

Web Content Creation

Acquia
7.4
TERMINALFOUR
7.0
WYSIWYG editor
Acquia
8.0
TERMINALFOUR
8.5
Code quality / cleanliness
Acquia
8.9
TERMINALFOUR
8.0
Admin section
Acquia
7.8
TERMINALFOUR
8.0
Page templates
Acquia
8.0
TERMINALFOUR
8.5
Library of website themes
Acquia
6.0
TERMINALFOUR
6.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Acquia
7.0
TERMINALFOUR
4.0
Publishing workflow
Acquia
7.8
TERMINALFOUR
8.0
Form generator
Acquia
6.1
TERMINALFOUR
5.0

Web Content Management

Acquia
8.5
TERMINALFOUR
6.7
Content taxonomy
Acquia
8.0
TERMINALFOUR
7.4
SEO support
Acquia
9.1
TERMINALFOUR
7.0
Bulk management
Acquia
7.7
TERMINALFOUR
5.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acquia
9.1
TERMINALFOUR
6.0
Community / comment management
Acquia
8.6
TERMINALFOUR
7.9

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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  • Easy to navigate site management.
  • Customizable templating with not much limitation.
  • User management by groups.
  • Selective publishing.
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Cons

  • Continuous integration, code testing.
  • Additional access options.
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  • It can be a bit buggy with media library management.
  • The html editor can act pretty wonky sometimes with the html it translates things into.
  • The navigation builder tool is pretty confusing.
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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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Alternatives Considered

Acquia is more fully featured and mature.
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WordPress is obviously a fantastic product. TerminalFour was more appropriate for our needs as determined by a team before my arrival. I think WordPress is better and cheaper but going with TerminalFour offered the opportunity to work with a smaller company to whom we mattered
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Return on Investment

  • Acquia works with non-profits which is a huge plus.
  • The Workflow and environment tools for our sites has been great at improving productivity and quality.
  • Having services like Apache Solr, Varnish, Memcache has been absolutely critical for our success.
  • The additional tools from third-parties that Acquia provides has also been amazing. Having easy to use tools like New Relic already available is great.
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  • Increased employee efficiency.
  • Happier internal customers because changes are much easier than they used to be and we can often empower them to make their own changes to their websites.
  • For our application owner it's become a huge project that consumes all of his time. Not ideal but it's working for now. Knowledge sharing the more intricate pieces can be really difficult.
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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

TERMINALFOUR

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$15,000*
1.  organisation per year
Additional Pricing Details
Generally the initial cost is between $15,000 to $100,000 with ongoing support and hosting subsequent years.