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I need to transfer a website from a server to another. PHP version 5.3 and joomla 3.8 so Akeeba is not compatible . Is there a similar tool? Because I tried it manually by moving the files and dumping the sql but didn't worked

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    You can download v4.7.7 of akeeba Backup which is compatible with PHP 5.3: akeebabackup.com/download/akeeba-backup/4-7-7.html – Lodder Dec 12 '17 at 19:08
  • @Lodder its not compatible with joomla 3.8 though – aggicd Dec 12 '17 at 19:15
  • It may be though, perhaps give it a test – Lodder Dec 12 '17 at 19:16
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    So temporarily update to PHP 5.4+, take a backup, revert the PHP version, then install the backup on your new host. You can then disable the extension that isn't compatible with PHP 5.4+ on your new server – Lodder Dec 12 '17 at 19:27
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    It should be also possible to move the website with the "classic way"... Meaning, zipping everything in the public_html and getting a mysql dump, using the tools available in your hosting panel. You may have some issues if the hosting is Godaddy Classic, which by personal experience is usually timing out when trying to zip the contents of the website. But in any case, you can ask your hosting provider for support on getting a complete backup of your root folder and your databases. – FFrewin Dec 12 '17 at 21:02
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It should be also possible to move the website with the "classic way"... Meaning, zipping everything in the public_html and getting a mysql dump, using the tools available in your hosting panel.

You may have some issues if the hosting is Godaddy Classic Hosting, which by personal experience, is usually timing out when trying to zip the contents of a Joomla site, especially if there are many files. But in any case, you can ask your hosting provider for support on getting a complete backup of your root folder and your databases.

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If you have ssh access on both servers, you can first dump the database (using mysql >), zip the filesystem (using zip -r), copy both to the other server (using scp), re-import the database (using mysql <), and finally unzip the filesystem (using unzip).

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