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The Web is Thriving—It’s Hosting That’s Dead: Pantheon Offers Website Owners a Bright Future in the Cloud

Today’s website owners are turning to Pantheon, the all-in-one Drupal platform, to meet needs that traditional hosting providers are unable to serve. Pantheon’s technology, which enables users to build, launch and run websites, is based on a cutting-edge Web-scale infrastructure—opposed to the traditional Linux server model offered by conventional hosting providers, virtual private servers and AmazonEC2.

Check out Pantheon’s whitepaper Hosting is Dead: Break free from servers, slash costs, and grow your Drupal website.

“If you itemize the costs associated with systems architecture, failures, system software updates and performance tweaks, it would be easily tens of thousands of dollars in specialized consulting work. Pantheon does it for you in software, without any upfront expense or time wasted that could otherwise be spent on the actual website,” said Kelly Bell, founder, Gotham City Drupal. “With Pantheon, we’re also much more responsive in terms of building new things and addressing bugs.”

Whether it’s the ability to scale at the click of a button or the agility to launch sites and add new features at an unprecedented pace, buyers switching to Pantheon from old-school hosting providers are experiencing an increase in their site’s ROI and performance.

Pantheon ensures that clients get the best possible experience from their sites without having to worry about infamous site emergencies: crashes when social sharing brings a flood of traffic, response times slowing significantly, security breaches from robots, time-consuming update processes and data loss from backups maintained on site.

Pantheon’s all-in-one cloud platform ends the classic hosting catastrophes:

  • Site updates are no longer cumbersome or high-risk
  • Each production environment no longer requires its own unique configuration
  • Server configuration in production environments always mirror those in development, and the manual and complex task of scaling is no more

“At Pantheon we deploy on average three platform changes a day, every day, with virtually no interruption to our customers,” said Zack Rosen, CEO, Pantheon. Read his blog, “Why We Didn’t Build a Hosting Service” for more insights. “All of our customers—even free users—see the benefits of highly available networked services. We scale all our customers from hundreds of visitors to millions, literally with the click of a button -- in software.”

Pantheon is based on the open-source content management system (CMS), Drupal, which is backed by a global community of over 900,000 users and more than 22,000 developers. Over 1.5 million websites run on Drupal, including some of the best known and most trafficked destinations on the Web.

About Pantheon

Pantheon is the all-in-one Drupal platform that gives businesses and developers everything they need to build, launch and run websites at the speed of light for organizations as small as a local radio station or as vast as the United States government.

The world’s largest Drupal platform, Pantheon’s frees developers from the drudge work of system administration and alleviates the stress of worrying about uptime. Pantheon handles the servers so developers focus on success.

Pantheon is available now at http://getpantheon.com. Free plans are available, with paid plans starting at $25 per month. For enterprise plans please contact Pantheon 1-855-927-9387.

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