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Upgrade suggestions - with a sub domain

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Hello,

My original Bamboo sites, are getting a little dated. They need an upgrade.

So I need is some suggestions for how to do this, or better yet you guys. I will buy a quickstart package(s) and let you guys have the. No time for amateur hour.

I would like to know if it is feasible to keep the original production domain alive, set up a subdomain, build the new site there. When ready, push the old bamboo site out the window, and the move the new site up. Kind of like a stack in memory..

possible? better way?

thank you,

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hmm depends a little on what the hosting php version is - e.g. if the Joomla 3 version can't run on the php (php too old) but the existing site needs that older php version

The memory needed for the site can be a factor if the site is big

For me I prefer to work on a completely different domain but folks do use sub domains as well

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Ugh! multiple php. Sounds like a mess waiting to happen. Separate domains. easier and cleaner.

Let me get a new domain set up, then I will order a quickstart package.

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Hi Ray,

If you encounter any problems after ordering the quickstart package please email me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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FYI -

With the php older site it might have php5.3 or even php5.2 so if you ran a new site in a sub domain with Joomla3 this would cause problems

You might be able to add a htaccess or php.ini file to force the new php version on the sub domain but some hosts don't allow this

so I try to use a dev domain I keep for this purpose

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Depends on your hosting package. Shared packages at Siteground, Hostgator, and Bluehost - all of which I've used - can run multiple sites on differing versions of php. (More to the point, I'm doing it already!)

My Usual Method (your mileage may vary):

  • akeeba the current site
  • restablish (kickstart) in a new folder
  • cname the new folder (eg "version2.mydomain.com" in the add-on domains area of cpanel)
  • get to work. adjust in php version manager as soon as practical

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    Thanks Blueshift

    For me I prefer a separate development domain but then again I've used some ropy hosts:)

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    On a different account than the one above, I have a 2102 bamboo site running in php 5.2.something and an uptodate bamboo site running in php7.0.something
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    I've replaced all php 5.2 sites a while back I've moved every site to php 5.6 or php7

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