Moving an old CakePHP application

I have a customer who has an old cakePHP application. It looks from the version.txt file to be

I am trying to move this application to a new server install or web services host like Amazon Web Services.

Seem to be hitting road blocks all along the way and constant server errors trying to get this old application to run.

My initial thoughts were to make the new server the same as the old with PHP version and apache and run it that way. However should this application really just be upgraded to the new cakePHP version?

Can any one offer some advice as to what are the possibilities for this old application and could it be moved to a new server without major code changes?

Many Thanks

Well, it often depends on the errors, can you post some examples?

As far as I know, there’s no reason why Cake 1.2 shouldn’t be able to run on something like php 5.6. At least Cake 1.3 would have no problems.

However, upgrading to 1.3 would probably be a little difficult, since there were some breaking changes.

CakePHP 1.2 won’t run on anything newer than PHP 5.2. You will be hard pressed to find any host that still supports PHP 5.2, and any host that does is probably one that you want to steer very clear of!

I would advise you to at least upgrade it to CakePHP 1.3 (