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Pantheon is a different kind of WordPress host.

WordPress developers, raise your hand if you love doing sysadmin work. Does your pulse quicken at the mere thought of managing hardware, wrangling infrastructure, or untangling a messy dev workflow? If you truly, madly, deeply love being a sysadmin, Pantheon may not be for you. But if you’re a WordPress developer who wants to spend your time, well, developing, consider a host that handles the infrastructure overhead. Pantheon is a different kind of WordPress host. Our platform provides the support you need to build and run fast WordPress sites at any scale. Here’s what makes Pantheon the host of choice for everyone from WordPress Lead Developers to boutique agencies to massive enterprises.

Managed WordPress Hosting vs. Traditional WordPress Hosting

The standard bare-bones WordPress host offers server space, a few rudimentary tools, and not much else. You build the infrastructure, install the dev tools, and do your own support. With managed hosting on Pantheon, our platform handles architecture, capacity, setup, and more. Each Pantheon account comes with a host of features designed to make development and administration simple and intuitive.


    Dashboard for a master view of all your Drupal and WordPress sites.


    Update WordPress core with a single click to stay on top of website performance and security.


    Automatic daily and weekly backups of your websites, stored in redundant offsite locations.


    The fastest caching solution for Drupal and WordPress with full page caching and granular cache control built-in.


    All sites come with a New Relic APM Pro for free, a $400/mo+ value, giving you code-level visibility into your website’s performance.


    Free yourself from server maintenance. Pantheon automates sysadmin work so you can focus on WordPress development.

Pantheon has all the stuff I’d be looking for in a WordPress host: awareness of the application stack, focus on scaling, CLI access, rsync, etc.

The U.S. Digital Service
Andrew Nacin, WordPress Lead Developer

Protect Yourself from Performance Issues

With most hosting providers, you run the risk of downtime when traffic spikes or other sites hog shared resources. On Pantheon, you can scale to millions of pageviews without affecting performance. The platform’s container-based infrastructure makes it far more reliable than VMs or clusters. Now that's enterprise-grade WordPress hosting.

Smooth Scaling

The Tools that Developers Need to Drive WordPress Performance

The best tools for driving performance are built into Pantheon's platform. Varnish and Redis provide high-speed edge caching and robust application caching, while New Relic powers application performance monitoring. Our Global CDN guarantees lightning-fast response times around the world.


Built-In Staging Environments for Seamless WordPress Development

Never underestimate the power of great workflow. On Pantheon, you never pay for development or staging environments. Every site comes with identical pre-configured Dev, Test, and Live environments connected by version control. Use a continuous integration workflow and deploy code safely.

Built-In Staging Environments for WordPress


Develop in the cloud and work seamlessly with version control.


New code from Dev and current content from Live are unified in Test.


Elastic hosting scales your site as you add content and grow your traffic.

Hosting WordPress sites on Pantheon is a dream for developers. Their command line tools and Git-based development deployments, and automatic Dev, Test, Live environments (with the ability to have multiple dev environments on some tiers) are powerful things.

Covered Web Services
Mark Jaquith, WordPress Lead Developer

24/7/365 Support from WordPress Experts

Our support team is staffed by WordPress developers, not call-center script readers. Get chat support any time from people who have solved dozens of problems just like yours, experts who know WordPress inside and out. 

Our web and CMS performance experts are always on deck to quickly identify root causes and recommend solutions. And since our team knows WordPress as well as they know Pantheon, there’s no finger-pointing between your website and our platform. We’ll get to the bottom of the problem and help solve it with a minimum of back-and-forth.


Looking to hire an agency?

Whether it’s time for a redesign or you need maintenance or support for your site, Pantheon’s network of over 2000 partner agencies can help. Provide us a few details about your project and we’ll connect you with one of our trusted agencies until you find the perfect match!


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