Launch Your Pantheon Site

Berkeley's Pantheon hosting service is intended for sites hosted at domains and owned by Berkeley departments and employees. If your site uses a domain, or if the primary owner is not a Berkeley employee, it is not eligible for our discounts and additional features.

Launching a UC Berkeley site on Pantheon requires these steps:

NOTE: In order to host your site on Pantheon, you must agree to all of the terms of service on the "Upgrade to Paid Plan" form:

  • Do you agree that this site will not contain protected data?
  • Do you agree to use UC Berkeley authentication best practices?
  • Do you agree with the Memorandum of Understanding and Terms of Service?

If you do not agree to these terms, you will not be able to host your site on Pantheon. If you have security-related questions about your specific website, please contact the Information Security and Policy team.

After the last step, you will receive a message from Berkeley's Hostmaster confirming the date and time your domain will be live. Please allow up to one week after submitting the offsite hosting form.

We also recommend that you run through a site testing checklist to make sure your site is ready, and enable scheduled Pantheon backups.