|Setting the record straight for sites on Joomla! 1.5|
|Written by Michael Babker|
|Wednesday, 22 January 2014 00:39|
It has come to our attention that some hosting companies are force upgrading or suspending Joomla 1.5 users citing security concerns.
We would like to clear the air, even though Joomla 1.5 is not officially supported any more, it is still a secure system as long as you have a patch for the one reported issue in place. There are no known vulnerabilities with Joomla 1.5.26.
Site Owners using Joomla! 1.5, what are your options?
In an ideal world, website owners should already be migrated to Joomla 2.5.x or 3.x or at least in the planning stages to do so by now. But for whatever reasons you cannot do a migration immediately, it means you need to communicate with your hosting provider to make sure they support Joomla 1.5.
If you are a Joomla site owner with a site on one of the hosts forcing a migration, here are your options:
A note to Joomla! hosting providers
If you do not wish to support Joomla 1.5 sites anymore, we recommend educating users on website security and maintenance best practices. Using a forceful one click script updater is not recommended and may create additional problems.
Reach out to Joomla experts who can help you keep your Joomla 1.5 sites secure & also help you with a communication strategy to promote upgrades to the latest supported versions.
So the bottom line is that if you do have a Joomla! 1.5 site, its not the end of the world. You can keep running it as long as you keep it secure but site owners should plan on migrating to a stable supported version as soon as possible.
To discuss this blog post please post on this forum post: http://forum.joomla.org/viewtopic.php?f=704&t=833086