Final Checklist

Part seven of our Launch Essentials guide covers the next steps to take after your site goes live.


Congrats!! You just launched a site on Pantheon. This is a big deal. Revel in your glory.

When you're ready to launch another site, use this best-practice checklist to establish a repeatable going live procedure.

Best Practice Checklist for Going Live

Create the Live environment

Upgrade Site Plan

Activate New Relic Pro

Load and Performance Test

Add Domains to the Live Environment

Configure DNS

Redirect to a Primary Domain

Setup Availability Monitoring

Enable and Schedule Weekly Backups

Set Up Outgoing Email

Disable XML-RPC For WordPress

WordPress Launch Check


Drupal Launch Check

Review Status Report

Enable Redis

Configure Caching

Test Cache