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What is Pantheon?

Pantheon is a WebOps platform where marketers and developers collaborate to drive results. The vendor states that with Pantheon, site owners maximize their capacity to update website design and functionality, responding to market trends, catering to consumer behavior, and adding real value to the business's bottom line.


Today, companies compete on the basis of digital experiences, and the best results emerge from an agile build-test-learn process. Whether it's publishing content, automating processes, or optimizing UX, Pantheon aims to enable web teams to work in parallel and iterate in real time. They help companies engage their audience at the place it matters most — online.


Pantheon states they are the fastest growing platform for operating WordPress and Drupal sites — the open source technologies that deliver 35% of the web. Pantheon handles uptime, performance, scale, and security, and aims to make these broad community innovations accessible and valuable to all digital teams.

Powering more than 300,000 sites, and serving billions of pageviews each month, Pantheon boasts a strong customer retention rate with customers that include DocuSign, IBM, Google, Home Depot, Stitch Fix, Yale, Coach, ACLU, and IBM.

Pantheon Features

  • Supported: Serverless CMS
  • Supported: Structured Agile Workflows
  • Supported: Website Portfolio Management
  • Supported: Advanced Global CDN
  • Supported: Managed Updates
  • Supported: Multidev Cloud Environments
  • Supported: Terminus Command-Line Interface

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Find out in seconds if your site is ready to launch. Use Launch Check to get recommendations and discover site issues fast with our report based on over 50 automated checks.Our Developer Dashboard has everything you need to build, launch, and run Drupal and WordPress sites. Interface via SFTP or Git, deploy and scale your sites, and access tools like backups and one-click core updates. Easily add team members and control access.

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What is Pantheon's best feature?

Reviewers rate Usability highest, with a score of 8.2.

Who uses Pantheon?

The most common users of Pantheon are from Mid-size Companies and the Information Technology & Services industry.

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Rahim Khan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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This prioritization Cloud platform is [a] powerful workflow approval system, easy portfolio management platform, and easy getting started with Pantheon functions as a beginner. Pantheon provides amazing hosting services and easy features to easily manage multiple contents through the Cloud services and the reports were very helpful to our project and easy coordination for the team members.
  • To report with Pantheon is excellent.
  • Team coordination functionality.
  • Excellent application development tools.
  • Nothing serious just the initial options configuration.
  • The training guidance can be more helpful.
  • Technical team availability.
Pantheon has stable and powerful features and they offer a free trial for initial functionalities testing the data management and integration with multiple data sources is fantastic. The budgeting and meetings data management, sharing of documents and the best troubleshooting system, and perfect data analytics features and version control options on Pantheon are powerful.
With the technical help, the first deployment of the Pantheon is very easy, and adjusting the capabilities of the feature is also very simple. After the user is through with the Pantheon basic training, the rest is just providing amazing Cloud services like content creation and management, and it's a very time management tool through faster reports building and moving content is very easy and quick.
Simon Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Powerful web-based platform and the best tools for data analytics and easy data life cycle management solution and it is [a] very easy tool to use. Pantheon offers [an] amazing and clean interface full of many features which helps us [with] easy digital asset management, effective collaboration for our sales teams, and easy to provide great marketing reports. Pantheon also has effective tools for Audio management and easy marketing content management.
  • Workload management functions are excellent.
  • The Audio and content management tools are great.
  • Reports created are very effective to the sales operations.
  • Digital asset easy management options.
  • Pantheon is complex platform to set all the functions.
  • Dragging large amount of data requires a powerful machine.
  • The user must be full qualified to use the tool.
Excellent release management functions and the prioritization functionalities are perfect and the easy multiple content management through the Pantheon capabilities. The platform also has effective workflow approval capabilities and the generating reports for troubleshooting operations and the best responsive features and the free [trial] provided by the Pantheon team is amazing.
Pantheon is an easy Cloud platform and easy on deployment and also easy interface configuration and getting started is easy and even the features manipulation is excellent. The Cloud functionalities [offer] the best performance and even effective speed on services generation and also on data migration and insights gathering from other different platforms.
Quratulain Habib, PMP | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pantheon is our no. 1 recommendation for serious WordPress hosting. Since we only work on WordPress, we have over the years tested, used, and moved on from many platforms. Unlike most hosting providers that give better resources for bigger plans, Pantheon maintains a high standard across all its plans. It is a platform as a service with Dev - Test - Live workflow that ensures each environment is not just user friendly but extremely developer-friendly as well. For most organizations running publicly accessible websites, these are extremely important points. How do you improve the website without upsetting the marketing department or the teams managing the content? Pantheon is your answer to both.
  • Website code management.
  • Workflows for site management.
  • Hosting infrastructure.
  • Pricing w.r.t. sites that have more users than corresponding page views.
  • Live Sites going idle in 24 hours instead of 72 for instance.
There are too many instances where Pantheon is truly the best. The biggest being their website management software which remains the best of many that I have tested. Their hosting infrastructure is also world-class backed by an awesome team of engineers and professionals. For high-traffic sites and sites where there is constant development and upgrades going on behind the scenes, Pantheon is the only choice in my opinion. There are however 2 instances where I find, Pantheon to not be a choice. Ever since Pantheon changed its pricing structure to calculate based on monthly users than say daily users, it is no longer cost-effective for sites that rely on organic search traffic for their views rather than website visitors who are there to browse through various articles on the site. Pantheon now calculates on average monthly visitors (unique IP every 24 hours = 1 user) and monthly page views. Pageview thresholds are 5x of the visitors which doesn't work out if your users are only browsing 2 pages on average with each visit. For eCommerce sites, this is a huge win, not for sites that address specific users' needs only. It is also not great for budding businesses who need an awesome platform to create a great first impression on users yet may not have visitors every day. The live sites power down into an idle state if there is no hit every 24 hours. No client wants their customers to see Zeus instead of their homepage. It would be better if their hit counter was over a period of 72 hours instead of 24.
James Roberts | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We use Pantheon in our organization to strategize marketing campaigns and launch them on our websites. It can easily customize websites to suit our needs and be compatible with our systems. When working on a particular project or task, the platform can easily monitor progress and implement it faster. The customer support team gives us reliable information before launching any project for better performance.
  • Securing our websites.
  • Creation of content.
  • Website management.
  • I have not come across any area that requires improvement.
  • All the present tools functions effectively.
Our digital marketing platforms have been streamlined since we deployed this tool. I can highly recommend this platform to any growing business enterprise for excellent marketing campaigns. It has enabled our web designing team to create reliable platforms that enhance the improved performance of our applications. We have been able to optimize our planning and decision-making based on the set targets to boost performance.
Abdul Wasi Khan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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The Pantheon is being used at our organization for hosting our websites and landing pages. It makes it simple for us to try out new things easily without leaving any undesired effect on the public view by providing different hosting environments like developer, tester, and live. It makes us restful by automation of updating the WordPress and plugins. The server side is completely managed by Pantheon in terms of security, stability, and performance.
  • automated updates
  • security, stability and scalability are self-managed
  • highly responsive support team
  • fully functional dashboard
  • first-time configuration of website is bit lengthy
  • complicated deployment process
I recommend Pantheon for being simple to try out new things with ease and without leaving any harmful effect on a public website. For this purpose, they are providing different hosting environments like developer, tester, and live. It will make you relax by automation of updating the WordPress and plugins. They manage the server-side in terms of security, stability, and performance.
Todd Underwood | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We are a customer and also recommend Pantheon to our clients. We've grown to become a Premium Pantheon Partner, managing 30 websites hosted there. Pantheon has unrivaled security, support, and ease of use with their Dev, Test, and Live environments. Those environments make it a breeze to update portions, try new looks, or just keep code up to date without experimenting on the public site.
  • Usually respond to support tickets within minutes.
  • Site hosting speed is fantastic.
  • Upgrades to WordPress and plugins can be managed automatically.
  • Pricing structure has too large of a jump between Basic and Performance plans
  • Have run into issues with prescribed WP updates not working through dashboard and having to do manually.
  • Pantheon site dashboard occasionally is unavailable (the site is never affected though)
Speed, security, and ease of use are the biggest reasons. I never have to worry about regular updates causing site issues. I apply updates in the Dev environment, test them with the latest database in the Test environment, and then deploy them to the Live environment. Daily automated backups of all three environments are easily restored.
Ali shabaz | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pantheon is being used by our firm to host several websites in a self-managed environment with automatic technology and code update. We can monitor the development of all projects using the dashboard. The Pantheon platform makes managing and launching WordPress and Drupal Websites for users with various demands simple and uncomplicated. As well as timely backup, which is a plus. The serve management is entirely handled by the Pantheon on software, allowing our solutions to become completely scalable on their own. Pantheon also protects our work from hackers.
  • Effective use of our codebase deployment and implementation.
  • The dashboard functionality and general stability and security are excellent.
  • The server is quite consistent, and if you need assistance from the support team, they are very quick to respond.
  • Automatic updates let me ensure that my customers have safe websites without increasing my own expense.
  • The team offers excellent assistance and help for chat.
  • The very long website configuration procedure.
  • The commits to code might be a bit cumbersome if you need to reload your website.
  • For a non-web developer, it is not that simple.
Very trustworthy and powerful platform. Pantheon continuously delivers improvements and features that improve our clients' online experience and we virtually never suffer platform outages. Pantheon is a comprehensive and self-managed solution for hosting websites with the certainty of a stronger online presence.
Larry Downes | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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At National FFA we began using Pantheon as our website host in 2018. We use the service to host all of our WordPress and Drupal sites. We have several times during the year where we see a large increase in concurrent users. Our prior hosting solution would fail regularly during these times. Pantheon's elite hosting for our mission-critical websites scales automatically. Since we have been using Pantheon, we have not experienced a crucial website failure.

In addition, Pantheon gives us an incredible amount of flexibility and safety when making code changes through the default workflow, dev-test-live, and the ability to create multiple branches at will.

Finally, we signed on for managed updates on critical sites this year. This service has been a major time saver for FFA.
  • Cost effective
  • Scalable
  • Support
  • Additional CMS Options
If you need high availability WordPress or Drupal hosting, Pantheon is the way to go.

If you need a solid foundation for Drupal or WordPress development, Pantheon is the way to go.
Jennifer Blair | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pantheon is being used by World Literature Today, a department at the University of Oklahoma that publishes a quarterly literary magazine. Pantheon offers managed web hosting for the magazine's Drupal website. Pantheon helps World Literature Today deliver online content to the magazine's online readers and hosts the full digital edition of the magazine that offers a monthly or annual subscription. Pantheon has helped WLT monetize an easily readable online edition of the magazine, and is an excellent solution for an organization that doesn't have an in-house web designer or developer.
  • Easy dev - test - live environment to safely apply Drupal updates and deploy new code
  • Excellent web server resources that give peace of mind regarding scalability and uptime
  • Good knowledge base
  • Solr search
  • Good product/service support
  • Help with database support, Pantheon is appealing because a lot of the technical details of backend development are supported by Pantheon, but this means lots of their customers don't have a lot of knowledge about MySQL databases and best practices.
  • Offering an accessible price point for non-profits and public education institutions.
  • Guidance and trusted recommendations for contract developers to do Drupal 7 to 8 migrations. OR offering development service to perform Drupal 7 to 8 migrations.
Pantheon is a well-suited web hosting and website management tool for institutions that don't have in-house web developers and for medium to large scale websites that need resources for websites with medium to high volume traffic. It offers an intuitive dev-test-live environment that makes for a comfortable interface to apply Drupal core and module updates. I think Pantheon has room to grow in regards to offering competitive services and pricing, especially when it comes to nonprofits and public education institutions.
Felicia Bently | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pantheon enables my team to design content and publish it on our social media platforms. It helps our web designing team to customize our websites so that they can fit our needs. Our customers are always happy since we have taken into account all the issues concerning their issues and improved service delivery. I have designed reliable content that markets our products easily and digital content that meets the current technological requirements.
  • Digital content designing.
  • Website customization.
  • No room for improvement from my experience.
  • All the features function effectively.
Our organization has grown faster as a result of great results in content management promoted by Pantheon. It is well suited in designing digital content that can be used for marketing and publishing articles on our organization. Searching for any information from social media using this product is easy. It gives our websites the stability that is required for them to run throughout without failing.
Hogan Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pantheon has been the main engine that stimulates the running of all the other applications in our company. My team is able to design websites that are fit to run any program from all departments. We can design and rebrand our brands anytime to catch up with any technological changes. It provides all tools that are needed to change the content of any advert or story before publishing.
  • Website customization.
  • Workflow control.
  • I have received the most effective service from all the tools.
  • The functionality has always been fantastic.
I have worked with this platform for a while and my experience has been great. There is no time I have run out of materials that are required to develop the best website and keep it running. It is capable of designing and testing the suitability of any project for the purpose of improving performance. It is acquired at a reduced cost as compared to other web management products.
Gerald Wilson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pantheon helps my team to create and manage content on all our websites. The platform is very powerful in hosting all web platforms that manage our business applications. It monitors the workflow across the entire company and identifies challenges affecting the implementation of projects and tasks. It gives our marketing team an opportunity to publish any digital content on our platforms during marketing campaigns.
  • Management of content.
  • Hosting our websites.
  • I have not identified any feature that requires changes.
  • All the tools have been functioning as expected.
It is effectively-suited in managing websites that run our organization's programs. It enhances better creation of digital content and updates integrating data into our application. My team is able to edit pictures and create reliable content when creating new applications that can serve the entire company better. We have successfully built strong communication networks across all our applications.
Kimberly Brooke | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pantheon is the main governance tool of our assets across the organization. It gives our marketing team an opportunity to create the best content on our products and services and publish it on our marketing platforms. It gives us excellent analytics of how our customers are visiting our websites and their reaction [to] our published content.
  • Creation of marketing content.
  • Management of workflow.
  • Record keeping of our assets.
  • The system performance has never failed in any day.
  • All the tools have always meet our expectations.
Content created from this platform gives us the right channels [for] managing our marketing plans. It is well suited in managing websites and monitoring the progress of our applications in our company. It has created an excellent live customer support platform [that] supports audio calling enabling our customers to reach our team any time there is a demanding issue. It makes it easier for customization of any website to meet company needs.
Austin Lee | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pantheon is used to manage our websites and control all our digital platforms. It has the capability to host a website and transfer data from any source across the entire company. We have currently customized all our workflow management applications to enhance transparency and improve workflow infrastructure. Data transformation is effectively managed since Pantheon controls data through effective channels that are secure.
  • Building websites and provision of hosting services.
  • Content management across the entire company.
  • All the tools functionality is excellent from my experience.
Since I started working with Pantheon its performance has always been beyond our expectations. It has full control of all our websites and ensures that everything runs effectively. It has enabled our web management team to build many reliable WordPress websites at a reduced cost. I can comfortably recommend it for better and reliable business management and for faster growth.
Tablon Espian | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pantheon is used across our organization to design the most basic digital tools that can advance our marketing methods. It boosts our websites in automating our advertisement programs. It highly hosts our webs in different locations with the aim of globalizing our goods and services and reaching the targeted market. Content management is very effective and it reliably ensures that everything that is published meets the required international standards.
  • Web hosting.
  • Digital asset management.
  • Provision of collaboration tools.
  • Managing information.
  • They can have multiple payment options apart from direct wire transfer.
Since I started using Pantheon our marketing programs have improved and won a lot of clients. It has helped in designing the best digital marketing portfolios that most customers like. Client data management with high security features have increased more trust and increased sales. Collaboration with colleagues and helping our customers cope with our goods through virtual communication is very reliable.
Maria Montana | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Workflow management tool and very highly functional content management solution that provide productive Web-Based services. Content searching capability with Pantheon is nice and effective data presentation functions which help on easy understanding of data concepts. The version control tools are perfect and Pantheon image editing ability is quite effective and faster on performance.
  • Video content management tools are great.
  • Collaboration capabilities are very reliable.
  • Data presentation functionalities.
  • Pantheon advanced tool configuration can be more easy to all users.
  • Data import from other tools functionalities can be more effective.
  • Interface concepts understanding can be edited.
The content life cycle management system and extremely powerful data visualization software that has various features which can be easily adjusted to meet a certain performance requirement. Pantheon provides a very responsive text searching Engine and excellent asset management features and easy to navigate and provide the best and profitable quality services.
Score 9 out of 10
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Pantheon is being used across our whole development ecosystem with our clients and ourselves. Pantheon provides easy configuration and support for every need I've come across at this company. The support team has helped me out more than a handful of times and I've never seen such great service before.
  • Customer Support
  • Easy Configuation
  • Multi Branch
  • More CMS options
  • Shopify Integration
  • e-commerce integration
Pantheon does great for a company managing many sites. As a freelancer, I feel it's too expensive to do this alone with a smaller budget. The customer support and help really make a difference, but only mid-tier companies with full staff can afford what Pantheon is able to offer. Really great though would use it for everything if I could.
Score 10 out of 10
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We use Pantheon for a client's web hosting needs, where possible. We also support several large organizations that are using Pantheon for their hosting as well. Pantheon takes the worry and stress of technical support and site outages out of our hands and puts them in Pantheon's hands. This reduces customer frustration as response times are quick and solve their issues a majority of the time without our intervention.
  • Uptime
  • Support
  • Developer Workflows
  • Easy Migrations
  • Expanded Agency Program that isn't constantly changing and is useful for agencies to grow
  • Support for more CMS systems than just Wordpress and Drupal
  • Pricing tiers between performance and basic
Their hosting is great for WordPress and Drupal sites of all sizes. The reliability of their platform and the support makes it a great choice for anyone that wants a worry-free and always-up website host. Their platform is not well suited for sites that are heavily customized with requirements for 3rd party libraries, as they only support certain libraries.
Gabrielle Conley | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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This is a great web organization and development platform I have used in our company. We use it across the entire organization to launch and design websites that fit all the department's operations. It has worked effectively to streamline most operational processes and customize most tools for quicker service delivery. Our workflows have been running smoothly since we deployed this tool in our company with coordination from all teams.
  • Streamling workflows.
  • Customizing websites and launching new ones.
  • The functionality has always been effective.
  • The tool is very productive with no room for improvement.
Pantheon has been rated to be the most powerful product in creating new websites and managing workforce operations. The presence of commandline feature in the user interface have highly improved our workflows and tracked the overall performance of our company. It monitors the interaction of our customers with our websites and reports on insights gathered.
Sienna Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pantheon is particularly used in our department. We depend on it when building our websites. It has great features that support our agendas. We have customized most of our operation interface to ease service delivery. Pantheon has a strong command line that enables our Workforce team to work as a team to achieve our set goals. Great customer support has helped us build strong application programs.
  • Development of WebOps.
  • Streamlining workflow.
  • All the current features are operational and we are satisfied.
  • I have not experienced any missing functionality.
I totally recommend this product due to its strong working base. Our team has been able to develop most applications that once they are ready offer great support to our company. Launching new websites has been very easy with minimum cost. Data security is paramount with Pantheon giving strong firewalls that cannot be interfered with by third parties.
Mohammad Iqbal Khan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Our organization is using Pantheon for hosting our multiple websites in a self-managed environment with automatic updates of technology and codes. This assures us for improvement in our presence over the web. The up-time is really excellent with continuous best performance. Their very knowledgeable support team is always available to help us.
  • One-stop hosting solution to meet the requirements
  • Uninterrupted accessibility assured with excellent up-time
  • Performance is outstanding
  • Improves the presence over web
  • Technology and code are updated automatically
  • Very knowledgeable support team
  • Process of deployment is bit complicated
  • Documentation is not enough to support users in understanding and performing the operations
  • Very lengthy process to setup website initially
I recommend Pantheon for hosting either a single website or multiple websites with the assurance of automatic updates of technology and codes in a self-managed environment. It will definitely improve the presence over the world wide web. The excellent up-time assures uninterrupted access to the web contents at the best speed. Their support team is very knowledgeable.
Score 9 out of 10
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Pantheon was a highly dependent platform for our project that involved web development. It powers a highly functional dashboard for rich content editing and customisation. It helps with easy content creation, collaboration, branch and merging for tests and a lot of automation features to schedule and update content as per the scheduled feature rollout.
  • Good Development Workflow
  • Hosting Solution
  • Customer and Feature Support
  • Feature Rollouts
  • Git Integration
  • Support for WordPress
  • Security Advantages
  • Mobile Support
If an application requires workflow and fast development, this is the right tool. You can create and deploy multi integrated web components and websites within a shot span of time with integrations to all third party components. Rather than using Github or any other workflow, we can integrate the continuous integration platform including approval workflows, pulls requests, and branching to test new features and rollout when necessary.
The application is easy to get started. Anyone who has minimal web application development experience can get started with the product. The tool has a great support forum and customer support team on demand to help us in case we encounter any issues or bugs. The tool has good documentation that helps to guide us through integration and works pretty neat in everything.
Score 10 out of 10
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As a web design & development agency, we are a Pantheon partner. They host our own company website as well as dozens of client websites. While Pantheon does not host all of our client websites, they do generally host our highest traffic & highest complexity sites.
  • Performance
  • Stability
  • Maintainability
  • Enforced best practices
  • Cost
  • Enforced best practices add maintenance complexity
  • Overkill for smaller, lower traffic sites
Hosting is one area where the budget should be "as much as we can afford" rather than "the least we can pay." Pantheon provides superb, rock solid, highly performant hosting. However the old "Good, Fast, or Cheap: Pick one and if you're very lucky pick two" adage applies. Pantheon is very good. Pantheon is very fast. Pantheon is not cheap. If the web hosting budget can stretch to support Pantheon, I recommend it without reservation. Unfortunately for many of our agency clients the hosting budget simply cannot handle Pantheon's fees.
Even tier 1 Pantheon chat & ticket support is knowledgable, competent, and useful. They routinely understand and resolve urgent, complex, and/or unusual issues promptly that other hosts would need to escalate to tier 2 or tier 3 support personnel. I honestly can't think of a truly negative or disappointing support experience in the years I've used Pantheon hosting for client websites.
Score 10 out of 10
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It is our major web hosting platform. We use it to host our main website as well as several of our smaller products. Pantheon allows us to confidently make updates, install patches, and build new applications on our website knowing that our main site will stay rock steady for our readers.
  • Multi-tiered development environment
  • Secure web hosting
  • Amazing customer support
  • I would love to have the ability to build on the Pantheon system outside of WordPress and Drupal.
  • The Localdev app needs a lot of improvement. Simplifying it and fixing it would go a long way to improving quality of life of the overall service.
  • Better documentation of the Lando local dev tool and the Terminus command line tool. More hands-on, step-by-step instructions.
Pantheon is amazing for web applications that need to be reliable, rock steady, and fast. Pantheon is not good if the client wants a lot of development outside of the WordPress or Drupal platforms. However, if the developer can work within the framework of WordPress or Drupal, Pantheon is absolutely one of the best web hosts out there. Don't expect to get everything from Pantheon for cheap though. They are not a "do everything 'unlimited' here for $5 a month" web hosting company. They are experts at web hosting. Period. Register your domain somewhere else. Setup your DNS somewhere else. Send your emails somewhere else. If you are just getting started with your website and getting less than 1,000 users per month, this is likely not a good option for you.
Score 10 out of 10
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Pantheon is being used by smaller teams for rapid deployment of small-scale websites, and for testing and research purposes. This is occurring throughout the organization, as the ease of use permits staff without traditional IT skills to build and deploy sites without the need to engage with the IT department. This greatly enhances speed to work and takes a burden off the shoulders of the IT support department, who are very grateful indeed.
  • Backup and fast recover
  • Fast chat support
  • Easy to see site status
  • Sometimes if you leave the browser open too long, commits won't appear unless you refresh the page
  • Cloning only updated content between sandboxes would be great, instead of cloning the entire DB
  • Sometimes first-tier chat support rely on forwarding you to FAQ pages instead of closely examining the request or issue raised
Pantheon is well suited to medium and large size organizations that do not wish to burden their IT teams with supporting WordPress instances. It will also allow non-technical staff to get a WordPress site spun up quickly and easily, so they can create microsites or marketing sites rather easily.