Introduction



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., www.example.com or example.com)
  • 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.

Note

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.