If you are still working on a Joomla 1x website, well it’s high time you update your website so as to stay away from hackers. The older version is slowly getting obsolete and therefore will not be supported for long. No more patches or upgrades are expected to be released. The security of your website will be compromised. With online transactions increasing, it's a lot easier for hackers to attack an obsolete platform for obvious reasons. Even if you try to upgrade your server (PHP or MYSQL database), chances are that your website would stop working.