How to update from CentOS 4 to CentOS 7?
Can anyone advise me on this? I would consider hiring the right person for the job of helping me with this upgrade and a few other tasks with the server, but I don't even know where to look for someone with those skills, other than asking here.
Back up your data, do a fresh install of CentOS 7, restore data and reconfigure
Alucard, I appreciate the summary of the process.
I have very little knowledge of working with Linux. I inherited this server years ago, the person who set it up passed away, and I just keep it running, with occasional help here in the forums where there's been a problem.
So, unfortunately, I would still need someone to assist me with more details about how to do each of those steps, making sure I don't lose anything or end up with something not working. Any help I can find here is appreciated, including being pointed in the right direction of the right person available for hire for this kind of work, who would be reliable for making sure the job was done right in every aspect.
If you're not going to maintain it yourself, you might consider changing distro's (like Ubuntu LTS) where you probably would find more help.
Might help if you posted what you're running now (linode size, web engine, web framework, other apps, etc).