I have an old installation of TYPO3 (6.4) and I want to move it to another supplier. I can export everything but I cannot install a working server that can run the applications from the old website.
I am sure it has something to do with PHP and my solution I think would be to install PHP 5.4.4 on either Debian 7 or a newer Debian distribtion.
Can anyone help me out? Thank you 🙂
There never was a TYPO3 version 6.4. maybe 6.0.4 or 6.2.4 ?
you can try to install a virtual maschine with an old linux image with that old PHP version.
But that should be only local and only for viewing the old site.
In general you don’t need a working server as all neccessary data is in the database (and filesystem).
Install a TYPO3 verion 7 (also outdated, but runs on PHP 7.2) as an intermediate step and insert a copy of the old database and the filesystem (fileadmin/*). Then run upgrade wizard (do an upgrade for all extensions as possible)
Repeat for TYPO3 versions 8, 9 until your database is converted to latest version and matching extensions.
Meanwhile you probably need to change the rendering as the old installation was probably based on CSC (css_styled_content) while there is FSC (fluid_styled_content) which resuls in other HTML markup and other CSS.
Or was it even a 4.6?
Then you need a prior step with TYPO3 6.2 to convert all file references to FAL. therefore you need an old PHP 5.6 to execute the upgrade wizards. (stay with a local virtual machine)