Pantheon Hosting Rate Increases

March 10, 2021

On April 1, 2021, Pantheon will be increasing monthly hosting rates for UC Berkeley. They will also start enforcing traffic limits for their hosting plans, which may result in increased costs for sites with high traffic (number of site visits).

OCIO Will Subsidize the Vendor Rate Increases from April to June 2021

The Office of the CIO (OCIO) understands the significant financial challenges facing campus teams, and that even small rate increases can be difficult. To give campus teams extra time for budget planning, OCIO will subsidize the vendor rate increases for all sites on Pantheon from April to June 2021. Campus teams using Pantheon will start paying the new rates beginning in July 2021.

Why are Web Hosting Rates Increasing?

Pantheon is increasing their hosting rates, and enforcing previously-documented site traffic limits.

This means that:

  • rates for current hosting plans will increase;
  • two new hosting plans will be available; and
  • sites exceeding the traffic limits associated with their hosting plan (see Table 1, below) may need to upgrade to a different hosting plan.

Pantheon hosting rates (per month) will increase as detailed in Table 1, below. (Note: Despite the rate increase, UC Berkeley websites will still receive a discount as compared to Pantheon’s public pricing.)

Table 1: Pantheon monthly rates and increases; traffic limits
Hosting PlanCurrent RateIncreased DIY RatePantheon List PriceMonthly Pageviews
Basic $20 $39 $41 Up to 25,000
Performance Small $75 $106 $160 Up to 25,000
Performance Medium * N/A $177 $275 Up to 50,000
Performance Large $300 $338 $550 Up to 150,000
Performance X-Large * N/A $553 $916 Up to 300,000

* New hosting plans

Questions and Resources

If you have any questions about Pantheon's rate increases and policy changes, please email web-platform@berkeley.edu. The new hosting rates for UC Berkeley websites are published on the Drupal and WordPress Sites on Pantheon webpage.

Campus websites on Pantheon must be secure and accessible: