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Do you have an older web site that is still running on the Joomla 1.5 content management system?  If so then you really need to think about migrating to Joomla 2.5 or 3.0.  The Joomla community has stopped providing security updates for Joomla 1.5, plus all of the newer extensions, modules, and plugins won’t run on the old 1.5 systems.  Migrating a site is a hard, time consuming job, but Straight Arrow Web Services can do it for you for a lot less than you might think.



Migrating from Joomla 1.5 to 2.5 is the answer to these security concerns but for many people migrating their site to Joomla 2.5 is a big time consuming hassle.  The experts at Straight Arrow Hosting and Development have had lots of experience with Joomla migration projects of all sizes.  We’ve done the small, easy migrations of only a few pages to massive, 8 gigabyte sites with thousands of articles and links.


Migrating a Joomla web site is a complex task, but we make the process a whole lot easier for our customers by providing fast service with plenty of communication between the client and the developer.

We can provide you with a free estimate that will include things such as:


  • A good faith estimate of how many hours it will require to do the entire migration.

  • A complete inventory of your components, modules, and plugin. 
    • If any of these will need to be upgraded we will find out if upgrades are available and the cost (if any) associated with purchasing them.

  • Any expected problems that may occur during the migration (broken links, broken components, etc.)

  • Provide recommendations on how to fix or replace components that cannot be upgraded.

  • An estimate of your needed disc space to install in place versus installing to a new folder (preferred).

  • Duplication of your site to our test server so that we may get everything set up without affecting your existing site.

In order to provide these services: 

You will need you to provide a user account on your old Joomla 1.5 installation.  The account must have super-admin access.


  • During the transfer and migration we will need FTP access to the old site to copy files to the test server.

  • During the transfer and migration we may need access to your cpanel to set up a temporary test subdomain off of your main site. 

  • Our rates are competitive and well within the industry average.  In special cases flat rate pricing may be available based on the individual’s needs and the complexity of the job.
    • Typical migrations of very basic sites runs between $150-$250.  In general, the more components and modules your site uses the more time it will take and thus the higher the cost will be.