I just had to work on a website project where the site was hosted with godaddy, I’ll be honest I haven’t had a good experience with them in the past. I used their domain buying service where they approach a domain holder on your behalf and try to purchase it from them, this turned out to be a huge rip off which I only discovered after I contacted the owner myself. Anyway I tend to avoid them if possible but in this case I had to use them.
So after playing around with the configuration and setting up a database I installed wordpress only to find that the hosting was running php4 and not 5 sigh…
I couldn’t see a way to switch the hosting to use php5 through the godaddy control panel it would be odd for godaddy not to support it though. So I read online a bit and discovered that both installations of php are on the server you just need to enable parsing of php5 in a .htaccess file.
So after adding the following to my html5 boilerplate htaccess file this allowed my wordpress installation to run the setup. Hopefully this will help you if you come across a similar situation with godaddy or another hosting provider.
AddType application/x-httpd-php5 .htm .html .php AddHandler x-httpd-php5 .htm .html .php