The software was developed by NZServers back in early part of 2000.
The software was never charged being a FREE module we used to develop websites.
If we update the current PHP version of 5.3 most Fastpage sites will cease to work.
At that point your Fastpage website will be down.
We ceased deployments on Fastpage CMS on the 1st December 2013 as there were far better solutions to use with a far greater number of plugins, themes, and regular updates to help forge your website ahead.
We are already feeling the pain of people still using the out of date Fastpage CMS, which has meant we have had to hold back server updates for PHP. Trying to keep an aging CMS System running is not that far from trying to live in an aging apartment building. Ill-fitting fixtures, flickering electricity, and malfunctioning plumbing are just some of the daily struggles in those old buildings. Similarly, when the basic requirements of modern hosting are a struggle to maintain it has a severe and direct impact on every webhost’s quality of life.
We can not keep continuing to keep this module running at the expense of others, which is why on the 31st of August 2016 we will be updating PHP to a newer version as the first step in moving the server forwards.
Some of the code is now deprecated which will no longer work under PHP 5.4.
Currently, the server is running PHP 5.3 which will accommodate the current coding used in Fastpage.
As a last resort, we have an update for Fastpage to 5.34 revision date 1st July 2014 to comply with PHP 5.4 which took a considerable length of time to update the code.
Geek speaks, meaning "Some of code within the application has become obsolete and needs updating"
Some of the code patching involves a lot of work.
You need to be aware of the following:-
Our recommendation is to upgrade to a WordPress Site or a GetSimple CMS site depending on the complexity of your existing site.
Some Fastpage sites use attachments like a form, gallery or booking modules – in these situations, the upgrade is not so easy as other modules are involved. Where other modules are involved, we strongly recommend you upgrade to another CMS.
If it’s not possible or expedient to upgrade then you can opt for the Upgrade options.
If you choose to upgrade as a means of buying time, there is a cost involved.
Your Fastpage CMS system must be 5.34 revision date 21st June 2011.
Any thing older than that will have to be upgraded before any patches are applied.
For the average user the cost of the Fastpage CMS upgrade is as follows:-
Backup copies of the data files and SQL data will be made before the upgrades are made.
If other modules are involved, the cost of these modules will have to be added
May 5th, 2016