Pantheon Offers New Relic APM Pro Free to All Customers

Last month,, a website management Platform for Drupal and WordPress websites, announced it is making New Relic’s APM Pro product available to all sites on the platform for free, regardless of service level. This is a huge benefit to dev teams and site owners who value the performance of their websites and want to get the most out of the Pantheon’s hosting and developement tools.

Previously, the Pro level of service was only available for a two week trial. Starting now, Pro won’t end after just two weeks. New Relic’s APM Pro gives code and query level visibility into application performance, allowing developers to quickly pinpoint performance bottlenecks. It’s like X-ray vision into your site.

By utilizing New Relic Pro on Pantheon we are able to see that the ACF plugin is a page load bottleneck. The Pantheon dashboard can then confirm that the plugin is out of date, allowing the user to easily identify and resolve the issue.

This level of visibility is a game-changer for team productivity, value to site owners, and ultimately the end-users of websites running on Pantheon. New Relic lets you stop playing guessing games or whack-a-mole. It arms development teams with real-time, real data from real users, empowering them to take action and deliver results.

New Relic Pro's transaction trace allowed developers on Pantheon to identify issues and optimize their application.

For Pantheon, who has understood the huge value this kind of insight brings for some time, it’s a big win to make this a standard part of every Web development team’s toolkit, whether that’s developing a new site from scratch, migrating a site to resolve performance issues, or working on a new feature for an existing site. Once you have this kind of access to performance data, you’ll wonder how you ever got by without it.

In addition to rapidly debugging performance issues, New Relic also allows you to track historical performance to spot regressions and keeps you and your colleagues honest as development work progresses. Using Pantheon’s Quicksilver Platform Hooks, it’s a piece of cake to automatically log deployments in New Relic and you can even set up active performance—and uptime—monitoring and alerting.

To learn more about what you can do with New Relic Pro, check out Pantheon’s documentation, watch the recorded webinar, or download the Performance Monitoring eBook. Get started today by spinning up a free sandbox site or test migration of an existing site to the platform. If you already have a site on Pantheon, enable New Relic in the left hand menu in the site’s dashboard. We think you’ll like what you see.

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