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Get your sites up faster and with less guesswork with Acquia's preconfigured, expertly curated versions of Drupal. One-click installers, packaged solutions, they're like power tools for site construction!

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Acquia review by <span>Zach E.</span>
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Best environment/experience provider Drupal CMS

What do you like best?

Best Drupal hosting environment out there. Acquia's cloud environment is specifically tuned for Drupal websites and includes automated deplyoment and workflow tools that allow us to get started on a project in a quicker time, meaning we can spend more time focused on strategy, design, and development. Acquia has a strong product roadmap going into 2018 including personalization, digital asset management, and customer journey mapping.

What do you dislike?

Some pricing for our clients is through the roof. We work closely with our Acquia reps to work on price and as a company they are aggressively packaging deals that make more sense for all sizes of companies. Acquia reps are wildly inconsistent and implore different processes and methodologies in the sales process almost every time we interact with a new rep.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Acquia is the top hosting provider and web-based solutions experience creator for Drupal platforms. If you have a Drupal CMS the only solution to go with is Acquia.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We utilize Acquia hosting, Lift, BLT and a variety of other solutions for our clients. When we can use Acquia on a client's Drupal website, it allows us to get started much quicker, as there are crucial workflow and deployment tools that are set up and working straight out of the box. Acquia's Lift personalization platform is a great tool that we help our clients implement and this clearly shows that Acquia is committed to creating a fully-integrated platform that is tuned for the enterprise.

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Acquia review by <span>Jeff E.</span>
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Expensive but solid Drupal hosting and support

What do you like best?

More than anything else, Acquia's mature support infrastructure sets it apart from other Drupal-focused hosting companies. The assorted enterprise features they offer can smooth the deployment of external Drupal services (like Apache Solr for search indexing), but those can be rolled out on most hosting companies if you've got the knowledge.

The large, knowledgable support team, though, is what other hosting services can't really match.

What do you dislike?

Acquia has a specific, optimized deployment workflow; a specific set of expectations about how servers will be configured; and a specific approach to scaling up if large traffic spikes hit. That approach is generally a good one, but if you have exotic requirements or need to step outside of that, prepare to spend a lot of time wrangling.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you need to work with external services or run non-PHP software on your server, have some careful conversations with sales to ensure that there won't be any problems.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Although I don't host with Acquia personally, many of our clients do and we work with their sites and Acquia's infrastructure quite frequently. The biggest benefit over traditional hosting (or other Drupal-focused hosting companies like Platform.sh and Pantheon) is the well oiled support machine.

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Acquia review by <span>Vadym M.</span>
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Drupal solutions that Acquia provide are great!

What do you like best?

- Acquia Lightning is a leading Drupal based distribution that provides best authoring experience

- Acquia Dev Desktop is a nice Drupal development environment that could be used on the local machine

- Acquia Cloud is a nice hosting for Drupal sites

- Acquia Cloud Site Factory is a best Drupal hosting for multisites

- Acquia Content Hub allows to distribute and discover content from any source to create engaging multi-channel digital experiences

Being a customer of Acquia we receive invitations to various Drupal and Web related events.

What do you dislike?

Acquia is a more enterprise oriented company, it can be quite expensive to use some of their solutions for personal use. Currently Acquia lacks Continuous Integration solution, but I heard it is being developed.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Acquia a way ahead of it's competitors. If your budget allows, switch to Acquia and you will get the best experience. Also some of the solutions are free and/or OpenSource.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Creation and maintenance of multiple Drupal sites using solutions that Acquia provides: Acquia Lightning, Acquia Cloud, Acquia Dev Desktop.

Acquia review by <span>Flavio M.</span>
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Reliable and Flexible - Can be complicated at times.

What do you like best?

Acquia Cloud is a reliable Druapl Cloud service and the support for your Drupal sites is top notch. They are behind the source code for Drupal and they really know how to take the most out of it.

What do you dislike?

Very engaged while they were selling the solution. Not so much after they got the deal. I see myself chasing them and feel like they are not pro-active in bringing you solutions/improvements.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We were hosting our sites on-premises and had issues with connectivity, downtime, and in-house Drupal experts.

Acquia review by <span>Aamir K.</span>
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Great user experience

What do you like best?

How we coordinate new partners, and how you find colleagues The use of Git to manage your file and the ability to do incorporate fanning and naming of releases considers various designers to easily migrate changes as they are required.

Acquia tries hard to take care of this issue by elevating this work to framework chairman's hand from designer's obligation. With a basic UI, you can complete the majority of the Drupal server work under minutes, from sending a site to moving down a database. Also they procurement the three phases of server organization from the earliest starting point, only this will increase the value of any Drupal venture.

What do you dislike?

I am regularly a do it without any other individual's help designer, so presenting the all in one stack felt unnatural. couple of things that are cons would cost, for the most part for smaller endeavors, you can find a key encouraging organization and trade the drupal foundation yourself for a less cost. Probably that their organizations are ordinarily totally excessive, so simply gigantic associations or endeavor assignments can deal with the expense of them.

The facilitating expense is generally high contrasting with the greater part of the either self-have or overseen Drupal server. Yes Acquia accomplishes more than simply facilitating, yet extra functionalities won't not get increased in value by little groups, also engineers are so used to do these undertakings through command line which includes straight forwardness on deployment.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Unquestionably try Acquia out particularly since you can get a free engineers record to test drive all the components for yourself and in the event that you have substantial spending plan and manage extensive applications.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This has illuminated the issue of multilingual substance and having a bound together site. Different favorable circumstances join site examination to ensure proper security traditions are being taken after.

We made a couple cycles which required no under 2 days to support and stress onto the essential sorting out zone before it could be kept an eye on inside for testing.

Acquia review by <span>Amir N.</span>
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drupal the easy way

What do you like best?

getting started with drupal is not easy even for experienced CMS users. acquia makes the jump into drupal easier.

installation is easy, you download the stack that fits your needs, with or without extra modules, and few clicks later you have a running drupal environment on your server.

the support and webminars are helpful, coming from experts who are contributing to the drupal community.

i was working with vanilla drupal since drupal 5 and only found about acquia wwhen drupal 7 was released, and i am glad i did.

you also get a nice theme and some admin modules that help a lot with admin and maintenance.

you get a free trial, so, give it a go, if you are a beginner drupalist, you would love it.

What do you dislike?

i am usually a do it yourself developer, so installing the all in one stack felt unnatural; )

few things that are cons would be pricing, mainly for smaller projects, you can find a basic hosting service and transfer the drupal installation yourself for a cheaper cost.

another issue can be not having the latest drupal available as soon as the drupal community releases it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

give the trial a go if you are a new or intermediate drupal user.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

ease of setup.

admin automation or simplification

support, getting support via drupal forums can take some time, acquia experts are a much better way to get support

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