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.

Site Dashboard

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.

Team

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.

Settings

Plan and Billing

Here you can select or change your plan and payment method. For more information, see Manage Plans in the Site Dashboard.

Add-Ons

Pantheon offers several add-ons to help you build dynamic sites. These include Apache Solr and Redis.

Delete Site

If you no longer need your site, you can remove it here.

About Site

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 a link to your site's upstream, click Settings, then About Site.

Upstream link

PHP Version

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.

Support

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.

Security Indicator

This indicates if your site is public or locked. You can set a common password for accessing this environment to add an extra layer of security to prevent unwanted access to this environment. Learn more about Security on the Pantheon Dashboard.

Connection Information

Here you can find the SSH clone URL, Database Connection Information, and SFTP connection information.

Code

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.

Merge

Visit this tab in the Dev environment when you have commits from Multidev environments that you need to merge into Test or Live.

Status

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

Clone

Use this tool to clone database and files from an environment.

Import

You can import an archive of site files or a MySQL database via URL or file upload.

Export

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.

Wipe

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.

Errors

All fatal PHP errors are shown on this tab. If any are found, recommendations are made. Learn more about PHP Errors and Exceptions.

Note

This is not intended to replace reviewing your error logs. Learn more about accessing all your server logs.

Domains / HTTPS

Use the Domains/HTTPS tab to connect custom domain(s) and provision HTTPS. For more details, see HTTPS on Pantheon's Global CDN.

Backups

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.

Security

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.

Site UUID

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:

de305d54-75b4-431b-adb2-eb6b9e546014

You can also use Terminus to find the UUID of any site on your user Dashboard:

terminus site:list

For example uses, see the following: