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August 2018

Platform Improvements

HTTPS Provisioning Accelerated

An improvement to our queuing system has resulted in a 60% reduction in average HTTPS provisioning times!

Apache Tika Update

The latest version of Apache Tika, 1.18, is now available on the platform. See documentation on External Libraries on Pantheon for details.

PHP Upgrades

The PHP versions on the platform have been upgraded to 7.2.8, 7.1.20, 7.0.31 and 5.6.37.

Documentation

AWS S3 Setup for WordPress

Integrate your S3 Bucket with WordPress for media storage.

Enabling ClamAV for Drupal

Take advantage of the ClamAV daemon on Pantheon for Drupal sites.


July 2018

Platform Improvements

Terminus 1.8.1

If you haven’t updated Terminus recently, check out the Terminus Changelog to see what’s new and update to the current release.

Drupal 8.5.5

Pantheon has released Drupal 8.5.5 on the platform. For more information, see https://www.drupal.org/project/drupal/releases/8.5.5

Crawler Access to Platform Domains

More crawlers can now access platform domains, like test-example.pantheonsite.io, to support pre-release SEO testing. Details: https://github.com/pantheon-systems/documentation/pull/3827

WordPress 4.9.7

Pantheon has released WordPress 4.9.7 on the platform. For more information, see https://wordpress.org/news/2018/07/wordpress-4-9-7-security-and-maintenance-release/

Documentation

Introduction to Domain Name Services

Learn the basics of DNS and some of the most common pain points.

Early Access: Custom Certificates on Pantheon's Global CDN

Contract customers who need to retain custom TLS certificates now can.

Convert a Standard Drupal 8 Site to a Composer Managed Site

For when you discover you need to move your existing Drupal 8 site to a Composer-managed workflow.

WooCommerce Quick Start

Get your commerce site spun up quickly on Pantheon. Written by Patrick Rauland.

Professional Services

This new service includes consulting, migrations, load testing, training, and dedicated customer success managers. Available to customers with Gold, Platinum, or Diamond support plans.


May 2018

Platform Improvements

Duplicate Pantheon Sites with Terminus Site Clone

The new Terminus Site Clone plugin makes it easier than ever to duplicate sites on Pantheon. For details, see Migrate Sites to Pantheon FAQs.

PHP 7.2 MS SQL Support

The platform-wide build of PHP 7.2 now supports connecting to an external Microsoft SQL server via sqlsrv functions. Your CMS should use Pantheon's default database, but this unlocks use cases that require connecting to an external MS SQL server.

Upgrade to PHP 7.1 or 7.2 before December

PHP 5.5 and 5.3 have reached end-of-life (EOL), and PHP 5.6 and 7.0 will reach EOL in December 2018 so upgrade to PHP 7.1 or 7.2 as soon as possible.

PHP Updates

PHP has been upgraded to 5.6.36, 7.0.30, 7.1.17 and 7.2.5 platform-wide.

WordPress Core Upgrade

WordPress 4.9.6 has been pushed to all site dashboards.

Filemount Configuration

Use the filemount configuration to modify the default location of Pantheon's cloud-based filesystem. For details, see Pantheon YAML Configuration Files.

Documentation

Drupal 8 and Composer on Pantheon Without Continuous Integration

Learn how to manage Drupal 8 using Composer with Pantheon.


April 2018

Platform Improvements

Testing SEO Now Supported on Platform Domains

Site Auditor (aka RavenCrawler) can now access platform domains to support pre-release SEO testing. Please contact support if you would like to see other tools given this access.

OCSP Stapling Enabled on Global CDN

OCSP stapling is an improved method for quickly and safely checking the validity of certificates for HTTPS. You can use SSL Labs (e.g. https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/analyze.html?d=pantheon.io) and search for "stapling" to see it's enabled. OCSP responses are typically good for about 7 days, so a response will only get updated as its validity lifetime expiration time approaches.

WordPress Core Upgrade

WordPress 4.9.5.1 has been pushed to all site dashboards.

This update improves Pantheon’s customization to WordPress login form. Click here for more information.

Drupal Core Upgrades

Drupal 8.5.3 has been pushed to all Drupal 8 site dashboards. This release is classified as a security release and all users are urged to upgrade their sites as soon as possible.

Drupal 7.59 has been pushed to all Drupal 7 site dashboards. This release is classified as a security release and all users are urged to upgrade their sites as soon as possible.

Drupal 6.44 has been pushed to all Drupal 7 site dashboards. This release is classified as a security release and all users are urged to upgrade their sites as soon as possible.

Documentation

Configure Redirects

Review considerations and recommendations on how to handle redirect logic via PHP within your site's configuration file.

Setting and Clearing Custom Cache Tags in Drupal 8

Learn how to use the Views Cache Tags module along with custom code to control the Pantheon Advanced Page Cache.

Metrics in the Site Dashboard

Measure your site's traffic with the Metrics tool, found in the Live environment of the Site Dashboard.

Account Billing in the User Dashboard

View billing history (invoices and transactions) or edit credit card profiles to manage billing for sites in bulk within the Billing tab of the Account tool in the User Dashboard.

Billing in the Site Dashboard

Add a new credit card, remove the current card or transfer billing to a new site owner within the Billing tab of the Settings tool in the Site Dashboard.

Traffic Limits and Overages

Information on how Pantheon measures site traffic.


March 2018

Platform Improvements

Terminus 1.8

If you haven’t updated Terminus recently, check out the Terminus Changelog to see what’s new and update to the current release.

PHP Security Upgrades

We’ve upgraded to PHP 5.6.35, 7.0.29, 7.1.16, and 7.2.4. See our documentation to learn how to upgrade your PHP version.

WordPress Core Upgrade

WordPress 4.9.5 has been pushed to all WordPress site dashboards.

Pantheon's update to WordPress 4.9.5 included a customization to the WordPress login form, which shows a button to "Return to Pantheon" to help with the first time user experience. Additional information is available here.

WordPress login with Pantheon button

Drupal Core Upgrades

Drupal 8.5.1 has been pushed to all Drupal 8 site dashboards. This release is classified as a security release and all users are urged to upgrade their sites as soon as possible.

Drupal 7.58 has been pushed to all Drupal 7 site dashboards. This release is classified as a security release and all users are urged to upgrade their sites as soon as possible.

Drupal 6.40 has been pushed to all Drupal 7 site dashboards. This release is classified as a security release and all users are urged to upgrade their sites as soon as possible.

Global CDN Surrogate-Key-Raw Disabled by Default

The Surrogate-Key-Raw header, used for debugging when using Pantheon Advanced Page Cache, is no longer sent by default. To receive this header when making a request, send the Pantheon-Debug: 1 header, like so:

curl -IsH "Pantheon-Debug:1" https://example.com | grep key

This change addressed an issue that caused Twitter card validation to fail, and also reduces overall page size and speeds up page load time when sending many keys.


February 2018

Platform Improvements

Custom Upstream Quicksilver Enhancement

You can now automatically trigger Quicksilver scripts from the pantheon.upstream.yml file when you create new sites from a custom upstream.

PHP Updates

PHP 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, and 7.2 have been updated to the latest versions platform-wide to address a vulnerability that could allow for arbitrary code execution.

WordPress Core Upgrade

WordPress 4.9.4 has been pushed to all WordPress site dashboards.

Drupal Core Upgrades

Drupal 8.4.5, a security release, has been pushed to all Drupal 8 site dashboards.

Drupal 7.57, a security release, has been pushed to all Drupal 7 site dashboards. This release is classified as a security release and all users are urged to upgrade their sites as soon as possible.

Legacy SSL Add On Price Increase

On March 5th, the cost for legacy load balancers increased from $30/month to $60/month. To avoid increased charges, upgrade to the Global CDN, which includes free, automated HTTPS, by updating DNS records.