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

.htaccess references

  1. Ultimate .htaccess guide [added 11/3/17]
  2. .htaccess Guide
  3. What is the .htaccess File, and What Can I Do With It? by Scott Clark
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3 Responses

  1. Joe Clark says:

    Karen, I found your page from a link on the udemy site. It looks like you have come a long ways in your learning, and you have good insights into how to turn this in to a profession. One slight criticism, though. If you want people to read your posts and offer you work based on what they find, it is very important to proofread everything multiple times. At the top of this post, you have::
    not to bid or them to but to get
    You should really edit this for proper grammar.
    Other than that, I really like your stuff, so far.

    • karencropper says:

      Thanks, Joe. Proof reading is not my strong point, so thanks for letting me know the error, which I have corrected. I’m just using this blog really as a record for myself. But I’ve posted links to things in the forum, where I think my notes might be useful to others on the course.

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