Tips and tricks for launching sites on Pantheon like you're in a 55-foot tall jungle-walking robot exoskeleton.

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Welcome! This guide will help you take a site live on Pantheon.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to:

  • Upgrade a site to a paid plan
  • Add a custom domain
  • Enable free, automated HTTPS
  • Redirect traffic to a single domain (e.g., or
  • Enable and schedule weekly backups
  • Review status reports
  • Optimize performance

To get started, you need to create your Live environment and have a registered domain name where you can control DNS settings.


Pantheon is not a domain registrar, and we do not offer DNS management as a service. To connect a custom domain to Pantheon, you need to register one with a third-party provider.