Opened 12 days ago

Last modified 4 days ago

#13775 assigned Task/To do item

Upgrade and Old Drupal Site

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Hi guys As you know is on old Drupal Please don't cause it to cease working THANKS

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comment:1 Changed 12 days ago by

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

Done. I've coded that web site to remain on PHP5 through December 31, 2018.

comment:2 Changed 12 days ago by

thanks and 2019?

comment:3 Changed 11 days ago by

Unfortunately, we can't support php beyond 2018 (it's simply no longer being maintained by anyone).

One option might be to convert it to a static HTML site. That's not a simple process for a web site as large as yours, but it may be the best option, especially since I think you are mostly interested in keeping your articles available, right?

comment:4 Changed 11 days ago by

right. how can we do that?

comment:5 Changed 7 days ago by

  • Resolution fixed deleted
  • Status changed from closed to assigned

We would like to use a reverse proxy / front end cache such as Varnish to keep this website alive even though we are no longer adding new content. Would MayFirst be able to help with this? Do you have Varnish already working on your servers? I am a Drupal developer but not a Varnish expert, so any advice you can give would be appreciated.

comment:6 Changed 5 days ago by

We don't use varnish any more - but we do run an nginx reverse proxy and can set up the site behind it. That won't solve the PHP problem though - since even a reverse proxy depends on the back end server working properly.

I think what you may be lookng for is this tutorial on how to convert a drupal web site into a static HTML site:

In my experience httrack works better the wget. I would be happy to help you get around any tight spots with the project.

comment:7 Changed 4 days ago by

Thanks for the suggestion of httrack. I'm reading the docs right now, and yes, this looks good.

Thanks for offering to help get around any problems - if you don't mind I'll keep this ticket open while I work on this.

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