Firesphere

If you want/need, there are some good folks around here, so you could ask someone to help you (not free, but who knows?) and/or at least give you some insights on what the code is supposed to do, so you could either rewrite, or improve on it 🙂

Firesphere

And you could take the opportunity to get familiar with the SilverStripe framework, if you feel like learning a new/different framework 🙂

Firesphere

Well, if you can extract purely the actual website part, you can re-host it anywhere, so that shouldn't be too big a problem in itself

JonDilworth

Yeah, the last developer was a real cowboy sorta fella, she doesn't really understand much technical jargon and he really left her in a mess. She's a friend of a friend, and I offered to have a look. Upon further inspection, it looks like a cPanel install with a SilverStripe application within the public_html. Problem is, last time I used cPanel was about seven years ago, everything I do these days is pretty much Laravel or Luman & a bit of WP and is either bare metal related, containers or virtualisation; so I might have to try and find someone else to take this particular project on. Yeah, I'll have a look through all the relevant documentation for the next couple of hours and see if I can make head to tail of it. Thanks for the input though @Firesphere.

Firesphere

Let's start with docs, there's obviously http://docs.silverstripe.org, but without any background on what version or the custom code, there's not too much we can do to help beyond that right now

Firesphere

Woah, that sounds like quite a painful action, leaving a binary

JonDilworth

Hey guys, a previous developer has run off and left my client with a binary, which I figured out was a tarball, the extension was removed - I think he was maybe making it purposefully difficult to rescue for some reason. Anyway, it looks like a dump of a Linux box, which contained a SilverStripe application (I've never used SS before, but I'm confident I can get the hang of it in a day or two, it's a CMS which is built on MVC design patterns, right? I see there is an ORM, so I'll delve into the code and get a feel for how it all hangs together).

She would like the SilverStripe app live again, so I'm looking at doing a migration (of sorts) on to a new box. It was an existing app that was running and it's just been dumped into a tarball of the entire box. Does anyone have an idea as to where I can look for documentation to get this back online? Any suggestions are very much appreciated.

Cheers, Jon

Mo

But not sure if it will, or if there is something better

Mo

I did find this (which looks like it may do what we want)