WordPress & PHP5

I had some problems geting this blog to use the self updateing tools.

An install of WPtouch failed.

It seems that my wordpress blog needs to access PHP5 and I spoke to 1&1 to work out how to do this. I have inserted

AddType x-mapp-php5 .php

into a fresh new .htaccess file. The updates and add new theme dialogues now work on this blog. I have also added Simon Phipps flying gulls, which I have CC right to use.

I have installed the WPtouch theme and so this blog can now be accessed using small screens as well. I have tested this using an iphone. …

Any ideas for hosting?

I have spent the afternoon trying to work out if 1and1 can host the services currently running on the Qube. I suspect that ssh andcron are enough for the planet and dyndns, but I might need a full virtual server with root authority for snipsnap, although .htaccess might be sufficient for the port redirect. Unfortunately they want to charge me £15 p.m. for this package, a 100% increase. Basically this is a vanity site, and while I am pretty vain I find this a bit steep, does anyone know of any other web hosting services that might do what I want for less? …