I have mod-rewrite on, and my wordpress .htaccess is crashing the server..
CPU loads of 12-14 when permalinks are on..
as soon as I nuke the .htaccess, it all goes down..
Now, my blog isn't a heavy traffic site, but, it's in the root directory, and some of the non-blog pages off of root receive pretty heavy traffic...
because the .htaccess is in the root, all the pages read it, and it generates enormous server load...
How can this be fixed, short of moving my blog into a subdirectory?