Fix – 1and1 hosting not updating or plugin problems
I just found out why my wordpress installation was not working as I expected. My wordpress updates would hang/not complete and the plugin installations would hang/stop or come back with errors. As it turns out, 1and1.com defaults to PHP version 4 to execute the php scripts. So, I just had to add the following code to the .htaccess file in my root of my blog directory:
AddType x-mapp-php5 .php
After that, everything started working real smoothly. So, make sure you update that PHP4 to PHP5 if you’re using 1and1.com.