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Last Reviewed: April 19, 2023

The Site Dashboard

Learn how to work with the Pantheon Site Dashboard.

The Pantheon Site Dashboard is the hub of all development and activity for an individual site.

The Pantheon Site Dashboard

Header Elements

On the top left of the page, you will see the following information:

  • The icon for the CMS you have installed
  • The name of the site.
  • If applicable, a yellow Upgrade button, that will allow you to upgrade the site.
  • If applicable, the name of the Professional Workspace containing this site.

On the right side, there are two rows of options:

  • Workflows: displays information about any active workflows.
  • Team: manage the team specific to this site.
  • Settings: manage add ons, delete site, and site information, including the PHP version.
  • Billing: payment methods specific to this site.
  • Support: search for documentation, or start a chat with a Pantheon Customer Success Engineer.

Environment Tabs


Multidev enables developers to design and build in multiple concurrent development environments with just a few clicks without touching the live site.


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. 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.


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.

Left Navigation

The following links are located within your Dev, Test, and Live environment tabs:

  • Code: Switch between SFTP Connection Mode and Git Connection Mode. Obtain SFTP Connection Info, and commit changes to your Dev environment. (This link is only accessible within your Dev environment.)

  • Commit Log: Review a list of all code changes by viewing the commits. Click an individual commit to see the log message and list of changes.

  • Deploys: View a deploy log for the environment. (This link is only accessible within your Test and Live environments.)

  • Merge: If you have a Multidev environment, use this tab to merge branches into your master branch. (This tab is only accessible within your Dev environment.)

  • Status: Check this page on a regular basis (especially before you go live the first time) to catch common problems and follow best-practice recommendations for site configuration.

  • Database / Files: Workflow tools are provided to clone your database and files between environments with the click of a button.

    • 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.

  • Errors: This page provides links on how to access error logs on Pantheon. You can find all your error logs by connecting via SFTP.

  • Domains/HTTPS: Add custom domains to your site, enable SSL and manage certificates. (This feature is only available on paid plans.)

  • Backup: Create a backup of the environment.

    • 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.)

  • Security: Set a password for accessing this environment.

  • New Relic: Use this server-side performance monitoring tool to identify bottlenecks and optimize your site.