Many customers come to us to update an old web application to a latest version. Sometimes the reason for such an update is to close security gaps. However, it often happens that an application cannot be further developed without any update. Often important updates are postponed for cost reasons. In such cases the moment may come when you as a customer become completely incapable of acting because your application no longer runs on development machines.

The situation is similar to that of an annual visit to the dentist: Those who repeatedly invest in the – sometimes unpleasant – maintenance ultimately save annoying surprises and high costs.

In this technical article I'll show you how to get a 5-year test setup up and running again in order to be able to start with urgently needed updates in the first place.