Following the disabling and re-enabling of my plugins to try and locate a previous issue (since resolved), I haven't been able to input my API key back into WP stats in order to activate the blog stats tracking. Every time I try to input the key the page times out and I'm left with a blank page. ALso, I get the same timeout/blank page each time I try and click on 'Akismet configuration' and Akismet under bbPress too. Might there be a problem forming a connection between my site and the wordpress.com site? The .htaccess tweaks mentioned recently didn't work for the dev news feed issue I was having, so I'm not sure that'll help for this (I'll have a look around those threads and perhaps try - don't want to break anything further!)
I've tried disabling/re-enabling the plugins many times, re-uploading the stats plugin, but it won't accept the key, despite it already being in the database.
I checked my host's php settings, which are set as follows:
safe mode = off
memory_limit = 40M MAXIMUM
max_execution_time = 30 MAXIMUM
post_max_size = 10M MAXIMUM
upload_max_filesize = 10M MAXIMUM
enable_dl = Off
This should be ample for my site shouldn't it? 40MB mem limit should be fine?
I wonder if it's at all related to the timing out on my admin page, whereby the dev news feed boxes etc wouldn't load. In the end I just stripped the admin index of this parts so it would load up quickly without hanging for a couple of minutes. The rest of the site, the frontend etc, works perfectly.