This is the story of what brings me here:
I wanted to have G+ comments on my blog, so I downloaded Comments Evolved for WordPress plugin. It led me to install Php 5.3 + because my previous configuration was at 5.2, which was not compatible with this plugin.
So I upgraded to 5.4 (single.ini) with my host, Bluehost.
Php.ini file was created by Bluehost, and it wrote the php handler information into the public .htaccess file that already existed which BPS had created.
I took the handler info from the top, deleted it and placed it under custom code in BPS to do the process over again.
Problem: When creating the secure htaccess file for WP-Admin, BPS times out (although it creates the file as I see it through FTP).
From this point forward, I cannot access BPS options through dashboard unless I remove the PHP handler information from the htaccess in my public Root...which consequentially makes Comments Evolved to stop working and remind me that it doesn't detect php 5.3.
This is all very confusing to me and trust me I've searched and spent hours trying to find the right information.
The same thing happens if I have bluehost create a php 5.3 or cgi single.ini....makes no difference. same symptoms.
Any help is appreciated? I need to know how this is all related...but the above is all fact.