The problem is, you are to late.
You have to make the website new.
Or you take the PHP5.3 option for a short time. You need it to upgrade to WB 2.8.3
Or you have a portable server with PHP5.6.
Here you could import your website and upgrade to WB 2.8.3.
Then you need PHP7.3 and upgrade to WB 2.12.2 or 2.13
I uploaded a backup copy of my site to my Mint desktop with LAMP installed. I downgraded PHP to 5.6.
WSB connected to the remote database on the Dreamhost DB server and ran the site, although a little slow due to the remote DB connection.
I tried to update from WSB vs 2.7 to 2.8.3 using the unzip.php method. I got the error-
You have a outdated version of PHP (5.6.40-47+ubuntu16.04.1+deb.sury.org+1)
Please contact your Provider for update to 7.4.x or higher
So I copied the files over manually. Now when I start the upgrade-script it freezes on Install droplets as shown below.
This script upgrades an existing WebsiteBaker Version 2.7 installation to the Version 2.8.3 Revision  .
The upgrade script alters the existing WB database to reflect the changes introduced with WB 2.8.x
Step 2 : Updating database entries
Adding default_theme to settings table
Although the upgrade freezes the site still loads correctly. Ive tried a few times running the upgrade script but it always freezes on Install droplets.
I also copied the site over to it's place (http://www.rail2trail.org
) on the Dreamhost server but now getting the error:-
There was an unknown exception: Call to undefined function mysql_connect() in line (59) of (/framework/class.database.php)
I've checked and checked again the config.php file, but all is correct. I've never made any changes to it. The connection works fine on a remote connection, but fails to connect when the two servers are next to each other.
No matter which way I turn there's no love!
Thanks for any suggestion.