Joomla Upgrade

Take the hassle out of upgrading Joomla, by having it professionally handled and with a test upgrade done first.

During the month of March new customers get half our regular upgrade prices.

We can upgrade your Joomla installation to the latest version, along with upgrading outdated extensions. When we do upgrades, we ensure that all of your extensions and everything else will work properly on the upgraded website by setting up a test of the upgrade in a directory on your website first, so that you can test out the new version before having the upgrade applied to the production website.

In most instances, if you are having a problem with the website, upgrading Joomla won't resolve that, but we can usually resolve that issue while working on the upgrade

Applying the upgrade to the production website takes only a matter of minutes, but we can schedule to apply it during off hours to avoid even limited downtime from impacting important visits to your website when that is happening. While the testing of the upgrade first should negate the need for a backup when upgrading the production website, we make another backup before upgrading the production website.

Once the upgrade is completed, we will resolve any PHP warnings that are showing up the error_log due to third-party code that hasn't been made fully compatible with more recent versions of PHP. We can also help to get the website moved to the most recent version of PHP supported by the website's web host and Joomla.

The whole upgrade process can usually be completed within a few days of you getting in touch with us.

We also offer a subscription service for doing Joomla upgrades on an ongoing basis.

Joomla 1.5 to Joomla 5.0 Migration

Support for Joomla 1.5 has ended. The migration process from Joomla 1.5 to 5.0 is more involved than an upgrade. Your theme and any extensions will need to be compatible with Joomla 5.0 to continue working. You can find about our service for doing a Joomla 1.5 migration here.

Hosting Requirements For 4.4.x:

    (We can check with your hosting provider to make sure that these requirements are met.)
  • PHP version 7.2.5 or greater
  • MySQL version 5.6 or greater

Hosting Requirements For 5.0.x:

    (We can check with your hosting provider to make sure that these requirements are met.)
  • PHP version 8.1.0 or greater
  • MySQL version 8.0.13 or greater


  • $400 $200 USD to upgrade Joomla 4.0.x 4.1.x, 4.2.x, or 4.3.x to 4.4.3 or 5.0.3.
  • $600 $300 USD to upgrade Joomla 3.0.x, 3.1.x, 3.2.x, 3.3.x, 3.4.x, 3.5.x, 3.6.x, 3.7.x, 3.8.x, 3.9.x, or 3.10.x to 4.4.3 or 5.0.3.
  • $800 $400 USD to upgrade Joomla 1.6.x, 1.7.x, or 2.5.x to 4.4.3 or 5.0.3.

Payment is due after we have completed the upgrade. We accept payment by credit card, debit card, or eCheck through PayPal in several currencies.