i may have figured out what the issue is. the server is using suPHP.
This configuration does not allow me to any php_value/php_flag additions to .htaccess.
Could this be the reason for the error?
Your friends over here at WebAssist! These Dreamweaver extensions will assist you in building unlimited, custom websites.
These out-of-the-box solutions provide you proven, tested applications that can be up and running now. Build a store, a gallery, or a web-based email solution.