I cannot use many plugins in wordpress (twitter tools, akimset) because the fscockopen function is not enabled in my web host's php file. I'm not sure whether to edit the .htaccess file or create a php.ini file.
According to my web host:
Certain scripts require certain PHP settings to be changed. You can change those settings by creating a php.ini file. Open the newly created file and enter the required settings as described by the script installation manual.
How do I do this without changing the other php settings which make wordpress work?