Pantheon Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Pantheon

WebOps platform for agile marketing and development teams

4.78/5 (9 reviews)

Pantheon overview

What is Pantheon?

Pantheon is a cloud-based agile development platform which provides a range of solutions including automated agile workflows, WebOps tools, and security features, plus hosting for Drupal and WordPress sites. The platform is aimed at both marketing and development teams, and enables agility and rapid iteration.

With Pantheon’s professional developer tools, users can integrate with a variety of tools including GitHub, CircleCI, Slack, and JIRA. Both version control and direct development are supported, and an integrated Git repository enables all changes made in a development environment to be turned into git commits. Pantheon’s command line interface, Terminus, allows users to automate processes through scripts, skipping the dashboard UI. With Terminus, users can script and automate repetitive tasks, such as security updates, across multiple sites.

Pantheon offers a range of website security features, including container-based cloud infrastructure, immutable code, DDoS protection, managed HTTPS, secure integrations, and disaster recovery. Application, server and network, resources are proactively monitored. Role-based access permissions and SAML integration support serve to ensure website security. Pantheon also offers manual and automated backups with transfer and at-rest 256-bit AES encryption.
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Pricing

Starting from
$29/month
Pricing options
Free
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Free trial
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Devices

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Markets

United States, Canada

Supported languages

English
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Pantheon user reviews

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Rob Watson

Recommended for ALL WordPress and Drupal site owners

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-08-16
Review Source: Capterra

The main business problems Pantheon solves are that, internally, our team can rapidly spin up WordPress sites and get right to work on client requirements. Externally, from the client's perspective, the money they pay us goes right into their site needs, plus they get a fast, secure website that can handle a lot of traffic and store a lot of media, even with just the "Basic" plan. They don't have to pay extra for things that shouldn't be add-on options, but standard, like a CDN or HTTPS. You wouldn't buy a car with a mo-ped engine or no door locks. Why would you buy a hosting plan that is slow and doesn't keep the bad guys out?

Pros
I love how it's built from the ground up to be secure and high-performing as well as having a workflow that enables me to spend less time on DevOps and more time delivering high-value business requirements to clients.

Cons
At first, I hated the fact that I couldn't install plugins and themes directly on the Live environment. Pantheon has also published numerous workarounds for various plugins that want to write to the Live environment's directories. But after getting used to this reality, I realized that such a strict web hosting environment security protocol results in two benefits: 1) it has resulted in _not one_ Pantheon-hosted website in my portfolio ever being hacked and 2) it helps me weed out the non-secure plugins and themes that don't follow best practices on security.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Jason Purdy

Love Pantheon product & company, and would highly recommend!

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-08-14
Review Source: Capterra

We're able to start getting into automated testing, which is something we weren't able to do with Acquia.

Pros
I love the DevOps nature of the product. Every site and environment is set up in containers and easy to duplicate. I love their terminus program, which makes it easy to script up various things, like making backups, duplicating environments, clearing caches, and operating drush on any site/environment. I love their technical support and every employee I have worked with. They are super-friendly, love their job, and want you to succeed.

Cons
The learning curve coming from another provider. We had to change the way we organized and committed our code. But once that was done, it has actually made it easier for us to jump into new functionality and sites.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

Pésimo servicio a clientes

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-08-13
Review Source: Capterra

Al querer cancelarlo después de 3 años hicieron un cargo adicional y al reclamar dijeron que no hacían reembolsos así que mucho cuidado con darles el numero de su tarjeta de crédito

Pros
Es un herramienta fácil de usar auque sus certificados SSL tienen problemas

Cons
Esconde muchas cosas cuando quieres cancelar, te secuestra información

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Likelihood to recommend: 2/10

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Anonymous

Fantastic Platform for Drupal Developers and Owners

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-09-09
Review Source: Capterra

Very nice, intuitive, and easy to get started. You can setup your first project in seconds. Great not only as a hosting solution for production websites but also as an educational / training platform for web developers learning Drupal / WordPress.

Pros
Pantheon is easy to use and setup your first site on. It has good integration with popular Git platforms and its own Git. Multidev environments help to demo features easily and really benefit the QA and development workflow.

Cons
As any cloud hosting it has certain limitations due to its cloud nature.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Zahra Habib

Great for dev, test and live

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-12-05
Review Source: Capterra

Pantheon didn't fail us one bit. It was WP end to end and we loved it. Later they started drupal as well. We still miss the multidev as kinsta doesnt have it. Multidev helped us stay away from many issues from the start and yes... ruined our habit along the way.

Pros
Multidev. Without a doubt, the multidev was a feature i loved the most. We don't use pantheon anymore but its our first go-to choice when recommending others

Cons
Pricing. It became very expensive to maintain our sites on pantheon. We moved to kinsta, because it was cheaper for us.

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Pantheon pricing

Starting from
$29/month
Pricing options
Free
Subscription
Free trial
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Basic: starting at $29/month, prepaid annually.
Performance: starting at $114/month, prepaid annually.

Pantheon features

Customizable Templates
SEO Management
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration
Website Management

API (325 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (186 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (118 other apps)
Content Management (160 other apps)
Customizable Branding (182 other apps)
Data Import/Export (165 other apps)
Drag & Drop Interface (147 other apps)
Electronic Payments (117 other apps)
Inventory Management (102 other apps)
Order Management (118 other apps)
Product Catalog (117 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (157 other apps)
Social Media Integration (106 other apps)
Template Management (111 other apps)
eCommerce Management (120 other apps)

Additional information for Pantheon

Key features of Pantheon

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Approval Workflow
  • Availability Testing
  • Collaboration
  • Curriculum Management
  • Event-Based Notifications
  • FTP Monitoring
  • File Sharing
  • Prioritization
  • Scheduling
  • Search
  • Troubleshooting Reports
  • Uptime Reporting
  • Web Content Publishing
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