Upgrading server to latest specs for v8 - will legacy sites break?
I have a bunch of legacy sites running on my managed VPS (5.6.xx) and I want to upgrade/make server compliant to be able to install latest versions of C5.
Has anyone done this and...will the old sites 'break' in any way - if so is there any workaround to allow this to happen (rather than having to host/ pay for two servers)
Thank you in advance.
For legacy c5.6 sites, you are stuck with <=php5.6, unless you update the sites to c220.127.116.11.
c18.104.22.168 is a pretty safe update for legacy sites as long as you go through 22.214.171.124 first. You need to run this update before switching php to php7.2. The main obstacles are likely to be some addons or custom application code that are not compatible with php7.2, so be prepared to make some small (or larger) code changes depending on what happens.
Making a development clone to test the update is the safest route, depending on how critical site continuity is.
I have encountered a situation where the software will not update past 126.96.36.199 on several applications...states ' Your site is already up to date'.
Any thoughts or 'workarounds' on this?