Joomla 1.5 Site Migration

You need to move a Joomla 1.5 website to another server?

Take in mind the following:

  • Do not leave empty lines in the configuration.php file! You may end up with a blank home page at the client side.
  • Going from PHP 4.x to PHP 5.x will leave you with a large error_log file. PHP 5.x has Strict Standards enabled by default which leads to hundreds of warnings at the log file, disk I/O traffic. You will need to limit the size of error_log file located under root folder (public_html or www) and administrator folders so as not to run out of space. Moreover, the bellow lines configuration.php will be helpful:
    
    
    <span class="pln">
    ini_set</span><span class="pun">(</span><span class="str" style="color: #800000;">'display_errors'</span><span class="pun">,</span><span class="str" style="color: #800000;">'0'</span><span class="pun">);</span>
    
    
    <span class="pln">error_reporting</span><span class="pun">(</span><span class="pln">E_ALL </span><span class="pun">|</span><span class="pln"> E_STRICT</span><span class="pun">);

    </span>
  • If you don’t see your home page, or cannot login to admin page, you may need to increase the value of memory_limit in php.ini file to 64MB or more. If you are under shared hosting (no access to php.ini), a quick workaround is to add the following line to the beginning of your index.php file:
    
    
    <span class="pln">
    ini_set</span><span class="pun">(</span><span class="str" style="color: #800000;">'memory_limit'</span><span class="pun">,</span><span class="str" style="color: #800000;">'64MB'</span><span class="pun">);</span>

Good luck!

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