People Per Hour jobs and .htaccess
I have been looking at jobs posted on PPH, not to bid for them, but to get a feel for things people are asking for and to see if I know how to do them. This example mentions .htaccess, so I thought I would look that up.
This was the job description:
General information for the website: Personal website
Kind of development: Customization of existing website
Description of every page/module:
I have a personal website and I’m looking to make quite a lot of changes – mostly around moving over to a new domain, front-end theme changes, migrating content from a backup (as the website was hacked), working on the performance etc.
This is just phase one but I need an on-going development partner.
Description of requirements/features:
- Migration onto a new domain
- Resolving a couple of .htaccess issues
- Theme changes
- Other front-end changes
- Performance improvements
What is .htaccess?
“.htaccess is a configuration file for use on web servers running the Apache Web Server software. When a .htaccess file is placed in a directory which is in turn ‘loaded via the Apache Web Server’, then the .htaccess file is detected and executed by the Apache Web Server software. These .htaccess files can be used to alter the configuration of the Apache Web Server software to enable/disable additional functionality and features that the Apache Web Server software has to offer. These facilities include basic redirect functionality, for instance if a 404 file not found error occurs, or for more advanced functions such as content password protection or image hot link prevention.” from ref 1
- Ultimate .htaccess guide http://www.whoishostingthis.com/resources/htaccess/ [added 11/3/17]
- .htaccess Guide http://htaccess-guide.com/
- What is the .htaccess File, and What Can I Do With It? by Scott Clark http://www.htmlgoodies.com/beyond/webmaster/article.php/3899416