Help! Site down after server upgrade!
Now site is returning a blank screen and I can't log into the C5 admin page.
The customer service rep at he.net reported the following;
...seeing this in the logs:
[Fri May 03 16:54:59.633660 2019] [php7:error] [pid 20933] [client 22.214.171.124:52142] PHP Fatal error: Cannot use 'Object' as class name as it is reserved in /home/maccap2/public_html/updates/concrete126.96.36.199_remote_updater/concrete/libraries/object.php on line 3 ..so, hopefully there is a way to step back from that upgrade, or a fresh install might do the trick.
I have no idea what to do next. Any suggestions?
Once you get access again, take another backup (database and files), for safe keeping. Then, consider upgrading the version of concrete5 you're using to one that's compatible with php 7.2. There'shttps://documentation.concrete5.org/developers/background/version-hi... but I don't know just how far compatibility extends.
For the time being I'm redirecting to an old 'Front Page' site until I figure out what to do. (Not ideal.)
If I install the latest version of C5, will anything from the old site be salvageable? Pages, Themes, etc.
Or are we starting all over from scratch? (What a nightmare!)
Keeping up with the dependencies of any CMS is a sprint not for the faint of heart, requiring regular maintenance and upgrades and fraught with the risk that at any major version upgrade the whole house of cards will come tumbling down. Even knowing this, I have been burned many times, unable to keep up. It is a hidden cost and not to mention terrible marketing to explain that risk up front.
With the recommended backup copy in hand maybe you could try the upgrade path? (As I have arrived on this scene after version 5.7 I have not tried these but ...) try taking a look at http://andrewembler.com/2015/11/upgrade-concrete5-sites-57-using-ou... .
It is ironic that that your original (old fashioned ?) *low-tech* website had to come to the rescue of the more complicated fancier site!
He.net moved the site to an older server still running the PHP 5 so we are back to 'normal' but warned that on May 30, this server is scheduled to be upgraded to PHP 7. So I have a little breathing room... (Can't say enough good things about Hurricane Electric.)
I will check our your suggested links. Wish me luck.
Now if only there were more hours in a day...
Make a backup of your files and database. Disable the cache, then run the upgrade.
Re-enable the cache and you should be good to go...
Is there a roadmap that explains how to go from Version 188.8.131.52 to whatever the most current stable version of C5?
Note that any legacy packages, themes or custom blocks will not work with v8.
What I posted above will get you past the May 30th PHP 7 deadline, and you'd want to be on 184.108.40.206 in either case.
When I try to upgrade I get the message;
Currently Running 220.127.116.11
No updates available.
Go tohttps://www.concrete5.org/developers/developer-downloads/... and find the 18.104.22.168 archive (fourth one down from the top) and download it to your PC.
Extract (unzip) the file..
Via FTP or your server control panel file manager, upload the 22.214.171.124 folder and files to your root/updates folder.
Go to your website and run the update process again, if it reports that it cannot find an update, just enter this in your browser immediately after your website address index.php/tools/required/upgrade?force=1