Migrate old installation (188.8.131.52) to new server with PHP 7.3
I want to move my old installation to a new server.
What is the best way to do this?
I tried to install a clean new Version 184.108.40.206 but this shows only a white screen when entering the site.
When I install 220.127.116.11 I can reach the installer and end with the new version.
But when I import my database backup I end also with a white screen...
What can I do to successfully migrate to the new server?
thank you for your help!
I will try this now... (Using old debian 6...)
I will stay with the old concrete5 version 18.104.22.168 because I dont think the "lazydays" theme works with newer versions of concrete5.
If you are the only editor and can accept a few messy dialogs in addon edit and dashboard pages, then you can likely get away with an old theme that doesn't update to c5.6, or at worst only have to make very minor changes to keep the front end of your site looking good.
When moving a database, its best to turn off pretty URLs and all caches before making the SQL backup.
On the way to your new server, I suggest installing a localhost clone of the site and exploring/resolving upgrade possibilities. You can scrub and retry as many times as you like, then when everything is sorted copy that to the new server.