This is more of a reminder to myself than anything else, but WordPress was running slow as hell when I first installed it. After a couple hours and a bunch of page reloading while trying to configure everything, I ran into a 500 internal server error roadblock and couldn’t get anything to come up anymore at all.
Thanks to Google, I ran into this forum post right away, from which I gathered (without reading too deeply)– Godaddy’s PHP5 needs to be told to use itself or something, so I added this code to the .htaccess file:
AddHandler x-httpd-php5 .php
AddHandler x-httpd-php .php4
Seems to be working fine again, and it’s quick, quick, quick.