Acquia Reviews

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Kyle Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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If you're project requires a multisite architecture with scalable site deployment, and your budget allows, I would recommend Acquia. Acquia pricing sits more on an Enterprise level, so it is overwhelming if you're hosting a smaller site. Pantheon is much more suited for smaller, one-off, independent sites, and they provide similar tooling, availability, and free SSL with every site. If you need to control every aspect of your server environment and you have a server admin on staff, then Rackspace can provide you with an open hosting environment for you to configure yourself.
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Zach Ettelman | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Acquia offers a more robust product suite than Pantheon. Acquia also offers professional services for another level beyond what Pantheon offers. Acquia pricing is typically more expensive than Pantheon, but the extra cost tends to be worth it, given all the support you receive from Acquia's team.
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Sean Hanford | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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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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Eric Steinborn | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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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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Tory Trone | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 12, 2015

Choose Acquia

Score 10 out of 10
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Acquia provides much more for the investment. The support and services they provide make them the best choice in choosing a platform to host your Drupal sites. Services like Pantheon may have some new tools or cool features. But Acquia always seems to come out with those features without the trouble of having the "growing pains" that come with them.
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Chris Hood | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 10, 2014

Acquia Drupal

Score 10 out of 10
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  • Adobe CQ,Alfresco,Wordpress
We evaluated multiple content management solutions, and Drupal was the best fit for our needs.
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Aj Blosser | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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I still feel WordPress is easier for a simple 4 page website. Anything more complicated than that, and Drupal is your answer. Drupal 8 may change this dynamic though.

Acquia Cloud is provides some excellent dev to prod staging that I haven't seen anywhere else.
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Ivo Radulovski | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  1. Setting up a local development environment with Drupal is easy and cheap
  2. Setting up an efficient development/deployment process is easy.
  3. Theming SharePoint is extremely difficult.
  4. Many SharePoint modules (aka webparts) are quirky and don't work as expected.
  5. Lists and libraries are quirky and also often do not work as expected.
  6. SharePoint is slow and does not give you real access to the database that powers it.

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Feature Scorecard Summary

Role-based user permissions (9)
API (8)
Internationalization / multi-language (7)
WYSIWYG editor (5)
Code quality / cleanliness (7)
Admin section (8)
Page templates (4)
Library of website themes (4)
Mobile optimization / responsive design (4)
Publishing workflow (6)
Form generator (3)
Content taxonomy (5)
SEO support (6)
Bulk management (6)
Availability / breadth of extensions (7)
Community / comment management (6)

About Acquia

Acquia Platform is a digital experience and content management platform that supports Drupal-based development tools, hosting services, site building, and marketing automation.

The vendor says that global organizations use Acquia Platform to unify content, community, and commerce. Additionally, the vendor says that users can deploy and manage one or several sites without compromising brand or creating governance chaos. The vendor’s value proposition is that through its real-time customer analytics and personalization, users can deliver the right experience, at the right time, to the right device.

Acquia Features

Web Content Creation Features
Has featureWYSIWYG editor
Has featureCode quality / cleanliness
Has featureContent versioning
Has featureAdmin section
Has featurePage templates
Has featureLibrary of website themes
Has featureMobile optimization / responsive design
Has featurePublishing workflow
Has featureForm generator
Has featureContent scheduling
Web Content Management Features
Has featureInternal content search
Has featureContent taxonomy
Has featureSEO support
Has featureBrowser compatibility
Has featureBulk management
Has featurePage caching
Has featureAvailability / breadth of extensions
Has featureBuilt-in e-commerce / shopping cart
Has featureE-commerce / shopping cart extension
Has featureCommunity / comment management
Has featureImport / export
Has featureWebsite analytics
Platform & Infrastructure Features
Has featureAPI
Has featureInternationalization / multi-language
Security Features
Has featureRole-based user permissions
Has featureMulti-factor authentication
Has featureUser-level audit trail
Has featureVersion history
Has featureSimple roll-back capabilities
CMS programming language or framework Features
Has featurePHP
Does not have featurePython
Does not have featureJava
Does not have feature.NET

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Acquia Integrations

Acquia Competitors


  • Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
  • Has featureFree or Freemium Version Available?Yes
  • Does not have featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?No
  • Entry-level set up fee?No

Acquia Support Options

 Free VersionPaid Version
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Video Tutorials / Webinar
Live Chat

Acquia Technical Details

Deployment Types:SaaS
Operating Systems: Unspecified
Mobile Application:No