Pantheon provides powerful, easy-to-use tools for building and maintaining Drupal and WordPress-based websites and applications.
 IST has partnered with San Francisco-based Pantheon to provide state-of-the-art development tools and affordable hosting plans with enterprise-grade security, and expert hosting support.

See Hosting Your Site on Pantheon for a step-by-step guide to using Pantheon.

Berkeley Plans

UC Berkeley Pantheon subscribers can select from four plans: Personal, Professional, Business, and Elite. UC Berkeley subscribers receive substantial price discounts off Pantheon's public pricing (see table below), paid via providing a campus chart string.

UC Berkeley Pantheon subscribers can select from four plans:

  • Personal ($20/month)
  • Professional ($75/month)
  • Business ($300/month)
  • Elite (depends on scope)

For more detail on plans, see the descriptions of the corresponding plans on Pantheon's pages (which do not reflect UC Berkeley discounts).

PlanCost (per month after discount)DiscountPlan DescriptionTarget UseSupport
Personal $20 20%
  • Up to 10,000 monthly pageviews
  • Up to 5GB storage
  • One-click core updates
  • Maintain a handful concurrent logged-in users*

Small website with modest traffic requirements

Email support

Pro $75 25%
  • Up to 100,000 monthly pageviews
  • Up to 20GB storage
  • One-click core updates
  • HTTPS at $30/month extra cost
  • Maintain hundreds of concurrent logged-in users*

Group or department site

Email support

Business $300 25%
  • Up to 500,000 monthly pageviews
  • Up to 30GB storage
  • One-click core updates
  • HTTPS at $30/month extra cost
  • Maintain hundreds of concurrent logged-in users*
High-traffic, high-performance site

Unlimited support tickets

Elite Depends on scope

Sites with Elite support and resource requirements beyond the Pantheon "self-service" plans will need to be scoped and priced separately as Pantheon Elite plans, as the Elite plan pricing depends on requirements.

Custom web application or mission-critical infrastructure

Unlimited support tickets; 24/7 emergency support

* Definition of "Concurrent Logged-In Vistors": Every site requires at least one administrator to log in and update site configuration. In some cases, a site has a team of people who log in to update content. As a rule of thumb, if you have a team of content editors and typically more than 3 of them need to be logged in to the site making many content (or configuration) updates at the same time, you may see performance decline on a Personal level site and you may want to upgrade to Professional.

Some sites have interactive features like "write a review," "rate a product" or "add a comment." These features usually require that visitor create accounts and log in to the site. If you expect to have more than 3 visitors logged into your site at the same time in order to use these interactive elements, you may see performance decline on a Personal level site and you may want to upgrade to Professional.

For more information about plans please refer to Pantheon's Pricing and Features.

Get a Free Developer Account

  • Go to Pantheon registration and create a free Pantheon developer account
  • Use your berkeley.edu email address when creating your account
  • Select "UC Berkeley" as the organizational affiliation when creating a new site

This will give you access to UC Berkeley discounted rates for all levels of hosting service.

When you are ready to upgrade to a paid UC Berkeley plan (which will allow you to launch your site and enable backup scheduling), please complete the Upgrade to Paid Plan form (CAS Authentication required).

Upgrade to a Paid Plan

Upgrade to special UC Berkeley hosting plans (CalNet authentication is required for access to the form) in order to add a domain to your Pantheon dashboard (one of the steps required to launch a website). Links to this form are provided from the Pantheon dashboard under the "Settings" tab. You can also submit the form in order to enable automated backups from the Pantheon dashboard (you must select a paid plan before enabling this feature).

Resources/Questions

UC Berkeley-specific Drupal Modules

These two modules are available for Drupal sites.

Database Considerations

Pantheon Database instances are always on a separate server than appservers, in order to reduce single points of failure. However, a Drupal site can only have a single active canonical database performing core functionality.

Enterprise plans have database replication. If an Enterprise database server becomes unresponsive, Pantheon can switch to the replicated server. Other plans require Pantheon to restore the site from backups or fix the server issue.