Since automatic update will not give you any specific version option to choose from, you need to all do it manually.

If it does not support the new Joomla version, your website layout and style would be broken or even not working after the upgrade.

Solutions can be: Same as a template, to update to new Joomla version, you need to make sure all extensions you use for your website are compatible with new Joomla version.

But one by one it keep on coming and that didn't work.

Now I got little worried that I did not take any backup which I normally do even to update to next version or a security update.

Good for developers who need to keep reloading site back and forth or before updating something important.

I took a backup finally and tried to play with the site.Long Version: You will require these 2 packages to update the site for the process of updating from Joomla 3.4.8 to Joomla 3.81. format=zip Once you have downloaded it then you can apply one of the method from following to update first to Joomla 3.6.0 version. (Since I could access SSH, I have performed Method A)(These methods have mentioned on Joomla Docs : Upgrading_from_Joomla_3.4.x_to_3.5: Upgrading_from_Joomla_3.4.x_to_3.5 )Upload & Update.Do you spend hours managing site updates or checking settings on client sites?With Your Sites you can manage all your Joomla and Word Press client sites from your own private website.Joomla updates are essential to make sure your Joomla website is safe, up to date with Joomla new features, security fixes, improvements and bug fixes.