The Site Dashboard
Learn how to use the Pantheon Site Dashboard to build and manage your Drupal or WordPress sites.
The Site Dashboard is where you can find all the tools you need to successfully build, launch, and manage your site.
At the top of the page you'll find all the environments for your site: Dev, Test, and Live. Additional development environments are available with Multidev.
The Visit Site button is available for each environment so you can view the site in each environment. This helpful to view changes in Dev or Test before moving them to Live.
The Team tab allows you to change the site owner; add supporting agencies; and add, manage, and delete users. For more information, see Team Management.
If you no longer need your site, you can remove it here.
This is a permanent change and once you delete it your site cannot be restored.
This tab shows general information about your site, such as the framework, upstream, date it was created, and your current plan.
View your Site's Upstream
To find your site's upstream, click Settings, then About Site.
The site default PHP version is applied to every environment unless a PHP version is explicitly selected for each environment. For more information, see Upgrading PHP Versions.
Here you can select or change your plan and payment method. For more information, see Manage Plans in the Site Dashboard.
If you need assistance, our expert Customer Support team is here to help make building and managing your sites easier. You can contact support from your Dashboard.
Environment Specific Options
The core of the Pantheon Workflow is to move code up from Dev to Test to Live and content down from Live to Test to Dev.
- Code includes plugins, modules, themes, CSS, JS—anything that's under Git version control.
- Content includes files not under Git version control, like images and pdfs, and the database.
The Code tool on Dev/Multidev environments includes a Connection Mode toggle to switch between SFTP and Git. The Code tool on the Test and Live environments displays a Commit Log that displays all the commits that are on the environment.
Learn how to use the Pantheon workflow to manage your site's code.
Within the Live environment, the Metrics tab provides insight into your site's traffic. Learn more in our guide on Metrics in the Site Dashboard.
Pantheon provides static site analysis as a service for your site to make best practice recommendations on site configurations and to help detect common problems. This mechanism does not perform requests on your site, and in doing so avoids the observer effect. It's non-intrusive, so no installation or configuration is required. Finally, it's completely automated for consistent reports and results. Learn more about our Launch Check for Drupal sites or WordPress sites.
Database / Files
Use this tool to clone database and files from an environment.
You can import an archive of site files or a MySQL database via URL or file upload.
With the Export tool, you can export the database or files from an environment to use in local development or a migration process. These exports are available for 365 days from the time of creation.
Use this tool if you need to completely wipe your database and files for a single environment. Wiping completely resets the database and files and you will lose all content for that specific environment. For example, if you wipe the Dev environment, Test and Live are not affected. You will then need to import the database and files from a backup, clone them from another environment, or re-install Drupal or WordPress for that environment.
Learn more about the Pantheon Workflow.
All fatal PHP errors are shown on this tab. If any are found, recommendations are made. Learn more about PHP Errors and Exceptions.
This is not intended to replace reviewing your error logs. Learn more about accessing all your server logs.
Domains / HTTPS
On this tab you can create backups, restore from an existing backup, or view the backup log to see a list of your prior backups. For detailed information, see Backups.
Set a common password for accessing an environment to add an extra layer of security to prevent unwanted access to an environment. For more details, see Security on the Pantheon Dashboard.
Every user, organization, product and site is assigned a UUID which is internal to Pantheon. The site UUID is found within the URL for the site Dashboard and resembles the following:
You can also use Terminus to find the UUID of any site on your user Dashboard:
For example uses, see the following: