The insider's guide to all things Pantheon

Welcome to another edition of Lightning in a Bottle! The blog post where we look back at who said what this week, and why you should care. Let's dive right in, shall we?

Every time I attend a conference, the topic of Multisite inevitably surfaces. One thing I've noticed from talking to developers: you'll hear plenty of stories of Multisite gone wrong, having to unwind and re-architect, but I've yet to hear a single story of someone with experience with Multisite at scale who ever chose it a second time.

Nobody ever goes back to Multisite. If you want to know why, read on.

At Weill Cornell Medical College, Dan Dickinson manages a 12-person Web Communications team that designs and develops organizational websites for medical education, research, and patient care. Read how his team is rescuing 100+ websites from design anarchy—by setting out to build the best Drupal distribution in higher education.

The community response to Heartbleed has been commendable: fast packages from distributions, major infrastructure providers patching quickly, sites regenerating keys and notifying their users.

It's that time of the week again. Time to take a look at what is going on in the Drupal ecosystem. Let's root around and see if anything interesting happened this week. And yes, of course we know what happened this week.

Every now and then we like to stop and take a look at the developers that are using the Pantheon platform. This time, we get to talk with
Mike Milano
. Mike is located about half way between Los Angeles, CA - US and San Diego, CA - US.  I caught up with Mike via phone the other day. The following interview is the result of that conversation.

Heartbleed is a perfect storm for Internet security. Almost every single Internet-facing server using an unpatched OpenSSL library is exploitable.

Moving your WordPress blog to Pantheon is a 3 step process.

  1. Use WordPress Duplicator to archive your existing blog
  2. Let Pantheon import the archive.
  3. Profit!

Yesterday security researchers published a dire warning about a SSL security bug dubbed heartbleed. Website and web service providers immediately began scrambling to push out a fix. Luckily, as a true cloud platform, we were able to update our infrastructure quite quickly.

WordPress LogoThis week we are going to veer off course a bit with Lightning in a Bottle and talk exclusively about one of my favorite subjects, Pantheon! You may have noticed that we are now officially supporting WordPress on the Pantheon platform. Apparently a few people took notice and got excited. Let's look at a few of the blog posts and tweet love we received after the announcement.