In this lesson, we learn about the Dev, Test, Live workflow and explore a Pantheon Site Dashboard.
To begin, navigate back to the Pantheon Site Dashboard.
Every Pantheon site comes with 3 separate environments— Dev, Test, Live—which are represented by tabs on your dashboard.
By default, you’ll find yourself on this tab. This is your development environment. It provides access to a stand-alone copy of your site, with its own codebase, database, and files.
Within the safety of this isolated environment, you can edit code and make updates to your site. In fact, all development on your Pantheon sites starts here.
This environment is for reviewing the changes made in your Dev environment with the most recent content from your live site.
To use the Test environment for this purpose, you first push new code “up” from your Dev environment and clone recent content “down” from your Live environment.
This environment is for your live site, where content creators actively post and upload media files.
After passing review, you push your new code “up” from the Test environment to this Live environment.
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Workflows: View workflows that are active or recently completed.
The following links are located within your Dev, Test, and Live environment tabs:
Commit Log: See a list of all code changes by viewing the commits. Click an individual commit to see the log message and list of changes.
Clone: Clone the database and/or files from one environment to another.
Import: Replace your current database and files with an archive.
Export: Package and download your database and files in an archive.
Wipe: Reset the database and files, and start fresh with your codebase.
Backup Log: View existing backups of the environment. Click the download icon to download individual archives within a backup.
Backup Schedule: Schedule daily or weekly automatic backups of the environment. (This feature is only available on paid plans.)
New Relic: Use this server-side performance monitoring tool to identify bottlenecks and optimize your site.
You should now understand the Dev, Test, Live workflow and know that it's fundamental to the Pantheon Site Dashboard.