I created a fresh subdomain, waited until it went active, and then installed WordPress with my host's Softalicious panel.
I get a page with the message "Your server is running PHP version 4.4.9 but WordPress 3.4.2 requires at least 5.2.4.".
I double checked, and my host is running PHP v 5.3.15.
What is the problem? This is a clean subdomain and WP installation. Thanks.