- Published: Sunday, 20 March 2016 17:59
- Written by Syed Muneeb
Joomla 1.5 has reached its End-Of-Life in April 2012 and there is no support for this version of Joomla since December 2012. This would mean that any websites running on Joomla 1.5 websites could be vulnerable to hackers through any security hole in some out dated extension scripts or any issues with Joomla Core. If your website had been running on Joomla 1.5 for long now and there weren't any issues with this before, that is great. But, there could be issues now since there are no more security patches.
What is the risk of not upgrading Joomla?
If you run your website with a security risk and potential vulnerabilities and stay at the outdated version, there is a great chance of your website going down any moment. If your website is hacked and become a source of malware or is under phishing attack, then, depending upon the severity of the hack, your website will either have to clean the hack first or take it completely down and rebuild. The costs involved with cleaning and fixing the hack on a website are much higher then taking the preventive measures in timely manner and keeping your website software up-to-date.
Take a decision before it is too late; to get you going with the upgrade, we can do a migration analysis of your website to give you an estimate of costs involved. Get Joomla Upgrade Analysis here.
What are the reasons to upgrade.
There are multiple irresistible reasons to upgrade your Joomla 1.5 website to Joomla 3.x.
Joomla is highly recommending to upgrade your Joomla 1.5 websites.
No more security releases or patches for Joomla 1.5 websites
Joomla 1.5 was developed on earlier versions of PHP and MySQL. An upgrade to hosting server, would make your website incompatible.
Limited or no support for plugins, modules, components for Joomla 1.5 version.
Less or no help from Joomla community for Joomla 1.5 release.
Latest versions of Joomla are more robust and secure.
Joomla 2.5 and Joomla 3.x comes with wonderful new features.
As is the old saying 'a stitch in time saves nine'. Upgrade your Joomla website before it is compromised.