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jobberBase Hosting Tips

the last few weeks i have been working a lot with people who have had difficulties and issues installing jobberBase on their hosting services. supposedly, jobberBase should work as it is without a hitch. i have done several hundred different installations and i haven’t encountered many major issues than with the last few days.

i am here to save you all the headaches of installing jobberBase by recommending the Top 2 Hosting services that I have personal experience with installing numerous jobberBase websites without a problem.

InMotion
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if you do sign-up on any of these hosting services, let me know and i will even do a free installation for you*

Installing jobberBase on a sub-directory called ‘/jobs’
this has been a very common issue on people installing jobberBase on a sub-directory called ‘/jobs’, this is an issue because jobberBase uses the ‘/jobs’ URL (not directory) when publishing jobs and this gets in conflict when the folder also has the same name of ‘jobs’. to resolve the issue you can try the following:

on your site’s /jobs/.htaccess file, update the content to this:

# AddType x-mapp-php5 .php
# AddHandler x-mapp-php5 .php

RewriteEngine on
Options +FollowSymlinks
 
RewriteBase /jobs
 
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . index.php [L]
 
ErrorDocument 404 /page-unavailable/
 
<files ~ "\.tpl$">
order deny,allow
allow from none
deny from all
</files>

and on your site’s /jobs/admin/.htaccess file, update the content to this:

RewriteEngine on
Options +FollowSymlinks
 
RewriteBase /jobs/admin
 
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . index.php [L]
 
ErrorDocument 404 /page-unavailable/

personally, i DO NOT recommend installing jobberBase on a ‘/jobs’ sub-directory as the URL the jobs will be on will be pretty redundant, like:

http://www.somewebsite.com/jobs/job/1/web-developer-needed-at-foo-inc/

instead if you really want to use the ‘jobs’ word, i’d recommend installing jobberBase on a sub-domain instead, like:

http://jobs.somewebsite.com/job/1/web-developer-needed-at-foo-inc/

* free installation is offered only when the links from this site is used to sign-up for a hosting plan.

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3 Comments

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  1. Hello,

    Thank you very much for the information,

    I have registered with JustHost and would like to use Jobberbase…Could you kindly please provide me some instructions on how i can get this installed?

    your help would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks!

  2. looking at using jobberbase on my JustHost account.. how do i go about installing it though… as i can getting confused…!!!!

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