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https://dudodiprj2sv7.cloudfront.net/product-logos/3U/2u/TAXRTGZTFNSH.PNGPantheon makes things easy. Sort of.We use Pantheon in our business to deploy Drupal installations for client projects. It is a relatively simple way to setup a workflow for Drupal development environments and deploy changes to production. It handles file and database pushes in ways that would otherwise be laborious and time-consuming for a developer to handle.,The test and development environments are easy to work on without worrying about making production changes. If you make a mistake, it's no big deal. Pantheon has backups of everything and it's easy to restore them. The button to push to production is like magic.,The documentation is not for novice users. Setup requires some knowledge about the workflows and if your only experience with web hosting is a GoDaddy shared hosting plan, you'll struggle to find your footing. Even for experienced users, the documentation can seem incomplete. I had to contact support several times for answers to questions that seemed like they should be simple. My experience with support was very hit or miss. Sometimes I would get a great agent who understood exactly what I was trying to do. Sometimes I would get an agent who didn't seem to know anything. My only contact with support was during an initial setup though, once I was up and running everything is pretty easy, and I haven't had to contact them again even after multiple other deployments.,8,Once it's setup, the workflow is very efficient and saves a lot of time. Automated backups and easy restorability can save you if you make a mistake.,Rackspace,WordPress, Drupal, MagentoPantheon ReviewWe are using Pantheon as a way to host and manage our clients' websites. It's used across our whole organization. It allows us to focus on developing applications instead of worrying about keeping those applications up and running.,Performance and up-time. Straight-forward developer workflow. Transparent interface for clients.,Easier payment for site owners. A better form for lead referrals. Tools for non CMS websites.,9,We have been able to off-load hosting to a reliable partner so that we can focus on our speciality of web design and development. The dashboard we use gives our teams a birds eye view of the properties we're managing and this has replaced cumbersome spreadsheets for us. The branching system allows for feature development to occur concurrently with smaller improvements, which keeps support clients happy.,Acquia Platform,Drupal, WordPress, HarvestComplete hosting solution with Pantheon.ioWe use Pantheon as a vendor when selling our professional services of building websites. They're a complete package for a managed hosting solution and development workflow. By integrating tools like Redis, Solr, NewRelic reporting, and now free HTTPS using Let's Encrypt and their global CDN - it's a tool worth it's weight for clients whose core business is built around their website.,Development workflow Managed hosting solution 24/7 support and online chat,Some slow loading dashboard issues at times.,10,Pantheon has increased our productivity and decreased time spent on-boarding new developers and clients by at least 2x or more.,Acquia Platform, OpenShift and Amazon Web Services,Bitbucket, Google Analytics, Harvest, Drupal, JekyllA Pantheon Review That Needs No Witty TitleWe develop enterprise level websites on Drupal 8 for multiple companies with Pantheon. We also use Pantheon to host a large number of small campaign sites, also on Drupal 8. It provides us with a convenient portal to administrate a large number of sites. It allows us to transfer ownership over to a customer after delivery. It also has a CLI interface to greatly help with creation/deployment and continuous integration.,Their CLI product Terminus. Ease of creating projects and multiple branch/dev environments within.,Better generic support/documentation on CI platforms other than the Pantheon preferred platform. More resources on instances. Module updates can fail on install/update due to the server running out of memory. Only options are to upgrade services, or build the core site external to Pantheon and then import back into the Pantheon environment. The latter part is a detriment to customers/users that are not more savvy than installing modules through the GUI.,10,Rapid deployment of feature and security updates from upstreams takes less time than installing by hand. Automation and integration through Terminus CLI is extremely useful.,,JIRA SoftwareA great hosting platform for WordPress and DrupalWe use Pantheon to host a Drupal application. It is used by a specific department for a specific purpose. Pantheon basically provides us a platform with a dev, test and live environment and since we often have to make code level changes in the application, it makes it easier for us to test, manage and maintain the codebase and the database.,Easy to configure, install, and deploy websites and web application. Easy to switch between dev, test and live environment. Good user experience. Great support staffs.,I feel very comfortable using the platform. They've done a great job putting it together. I can't think of any situation where it was difficult to perform any task.,10,It takes care of the DevOps side of the project. There are no issues related to hosting, downtime or server issues. It provides security and reliability that is so important for our application.,Acquia Platform,Drupal, WordPress, Bitbucket, GitHub
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September 25, 2017

User Review: "Pantheon makes things easy. Sort of."

Score 8 out of 10
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We use Pantheon in our business to deploy Drupal installations for client projects. It is a relatively simple way to setup a workflow for Drupal development environments and deploy changes to production. It handles file and database pushes in ways that would otherwise be laborious and time-consuming for a developer to handle.
  • The test and development environments are easy to work on without worrying about making production changes.
  • If you make a mistake, it's no big deal. Pantheon has backups of everything and it's easy to restore them.
  • The button to push to production is like magic.
  • The documentation is not for novice users. Setup requires some knowledge about the workflows and if your only experience with web hosting is a GoDaddy shared hosting plan, you'll struggle to find your footing.
  • Even for experienced users, the documentation can seem incomplete. I had to contact support several times for answers to questions that seemed like they should be simple.
  • My experience with support was very hit or miss. Sometimes I would get a great agent who understood exactly what I was trying to do. Sometimes I would get an agent who didn't seem to know anything. My only contact with support was during an initial setup though, once I was up and running everything is pretty easy, and I haven't had to contact them again even after multiple other deployments.
This is a good solution for a small development team who is supporting a site with many users. Many times, a shared hosting service is appropriate for a small business brochure site that gets a few hundred visitors per month, but if your site services user accounts that return or rely on information, this is a good option to rollout new changes and preserve existing data.
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September 08, 2017

"Pantheon Review"

Score 9 out of 10
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We are using Pantheon as a way to host and manage our clients' websites. It's used across our whole organization. It allows us to focus on developing applications instead of worrying about keeping those applications up and running.
  • Performance and up-time.
  • Straight-forward developer workflow.
  • Transparent interface for clients.
  • Easier payment for site owners.
  • A better form for lead referrals.
  • Tools for non CMS websites.
It is well suited for CMS websites of all shapes and sizes. A site that needs reliable performance and regular improvements should use Pantheon, as the workflow allows for better collaboration among different developers. The price point that Pantheon offers may be prohibitive to some clients that are used to cheaper hosting.
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September 08, 2017

Review: "Complete hosting solution with Pantheon.io"

Score 10 out of 10
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We use Pantheon as a vendor when selling our professional services of building websites. They're a complete package for a managed hosting solution and development workflow. By integrating tools like Redis, Solr, NewRelic reporting, and now free HTTPS using Let's Encrypt and their global CDN - it's a tool worth it's weight for clients whose core business is built around their website.
  • Development workflow
  • Managed hosting solution
  • 24/7 support and online chat
  • Some slow loading dashboard issues at times.
If you're primary business is not built on your website being accessible and up, then you can choose almost any host. If your primary source of revenue comes in from your website, whether it's e-commerce, sales leads, etc - then we highly recommend Pantheon as your hosting provider. If you maintain a collection of websites, putting them all under an organization account makes your user management and permissions so simple!
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September 06, 2017

"A Pantheon Review That Needs No Witty Title"

Score 10 out of 10
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We develop enterprise level websites on Drupal 8 for multiple companies with Pantheon. We also use Pantheon to host a large number of small campaign sites, also on Drupal 8. It provides us with a convenient portal to administrate a large number of sites. It allows us to transfer ownership over to a customer after delivery. It also has a CLI interface to greatly help with creation/deployment and continuous integration.
  • Their CLI product Terminus.
  • Ease of creating projects and multiple branch/dev environments within.
  • Better generic support/documentation on CI platforms other than the Pantheon preferred platform.
  • More resources on instances. Module updates can fail on install/update due to the server running out of memory. Only options are to upgrade services, or build the core site external to Pantheon and then import back into the Pantheon environment. The latter part is a detriment to customers/users that are not more savvy than installing modules through the GUI.
Well suited for continuous integration and maintaining a large number of websites.

Less useful for single off sites that are used by less technical users.
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August 29, 2017

Pantheon Review: "A great hosting platform for WordPress and Drupal"

Score 10 out of 10
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We use Pantheon to host a Drupal application. It is used by a specific department for a specific purpose. Pantheon basically provides us a platform with a dev, test and live environment and since we often have to make code level changes in the application, it makes it easier for us to test, manage and maintain the codebase and the database.
  • Easy to configure, install, and deploy websites and web application.
  • Easy to switch between dev, test and live environment.
  • Good user experience.
  • Great support staffs.
  • I feel very comfortable using the platform. They've done a great job putting it together. I can't think of any situation where it was difficult to perform any task.
Pantheon is very well suited for hosting Drupal and WordPress sites. It might be an overkill if you're just hosting a simple blog post but if your site is larger, and you have developers changing and updating code, it surely needs to be maintained with backups and be hosted in a reliable and secure environment. I would highly recommend using Pantheon.
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March 30, 2017

Review: "Pantheon is the best website host you had never heard of"

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Pantheon solves the problems we used to have with other brand hosting providers where the management of the hosting accounts and all the technical pieces used to be a huge pain. Pantheon makes hosting management AND continuous integration of code a seamless, enjoyable process by comparison. It has become the only hosting company we recommend without any reservation to all of our clients and we use it for all of the sites we develop for clients whether they choose to host on Pantheon or some other service.
  • Free development and testing environments
  • Secure hosting
  • Fast page and site performance
  • Free NewRelic APM tools
  • Seamless continuous integration
  • Sometimes the use of WP-CLI and Terminus (command line tool, not the marketing software by the same name) is necessary to complete a task when there ought to be a way to do that task via the UI
  • Sometimes Dev and Test URLs can leak into Production sites (and vice versa), requiring database UPDATE queries to correct. I'm told this is being worked on.
Pantheon is well-suited for creating development sites quickly and avoiding all of the hours and pain involved with spinning up a new site for development in the "old" localhost way. For one project I'm involved with, a developer who was used to the localhost tooling was amazed at how quickly he could begin writing and testing WordPress code with Pantheon and could hardly believe he had never heard of it!
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About Pantheon

Pantheon is the website management platform marketers and developers rely on to build, host, and manage their most important sites.

Pantheon includes all of the tools professionals need to build best-in-class sites—like staging environments, version control, backups, and automated workflows. Powering 200,000+ sites with over 10 billion pages served, Pantheon's their container-based infrastructure allows users to launch websites faster, without worrying about traffic spikes, security, or performance. And it’s free in development!

Help your organization achieve more value from your websites with Pantheon.


Pantheon Features

Has featureFeature Branch Workflow (Multidev)
Has featureAutomated Backups
Has featureLocal Development
Has featureVarnish
Has featureGit Push
Has featureManaged Hosting
Has featureRedis
Has featureWeb Servers
Has featureCommand Line Integration (Terminus)
Has featureTechnical Support
Has featureGlobal CDN
Has featureAdvanced Page Caching
Has featureManaged HTTPS
Has featureSite Monitoring (New Relic)
Has featureFull-Text Search (Apache Solr)
Has featureVersion Control (Dev, Test, and Live environments)
Has featureManaged Security
Has featureWebsite Portfolio Management

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Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
Has featureFree or Freemium Version Available?Yes
Has featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?Yes
Entry-level set up fee?Optional
EditionPricing DetailsTerms
Basic35.00per month
Performance - Small125.00per month
EliteCustomContract Only
Performance - Medium225.00per month
Performance - Large750.00per month
Performance - Extra Large450.00per month

With Pantheon you will get superior hosting and workflow tools to drive business success on the web. For more information on Pantheon's Pricing and Hosting Plans, please visit: https://pantheon.io/plans/pricing

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Mobile Application:No