Keeping your installation of phpBB up to date allows you to remain protected against security vulnerabilities, fixes bugs, and major upgrades also add new features and functionality. The current versions of phpBB are 3.0.14 and 3.1.7-PL1 (check what version you are currently running). We can do the upgrade for you following the proper upgrade procedure. We will also upgrade any out of date MODs/extensions that are installed.
When upgrading from phpBB 3.0.x to 3.1.x, the existing style and MODs will no longer function and will need to be replace with phpBB 3.1.x compatible versions.
If your phpBB installation has already been hacked, upgrading it will not clean it up. In that situation we can clean up the hack and then upgrade it.
To insure the upgrade goes right, we first perform a test of the upgrade in a directory on your website, which allows you to test out the upgrade before we apply the upgrade to the production website.
We can usually upgrade your phpBB installation in a few days.
Hosting Requirements for 3.1.x:
(We can check with your hosting provider to make sure that these requirements are met.)
- PHP version 5.3.3 or greater
- MySQL version 3.23 or greater, or MariaDB 5.1 or greater, or PostgreSQL 8.3 or greater, or MS SQL Server 2000 or greater