How to connect Jetpack for WordPress to GoDaddy: Fix PHP version to 5.3 for Windows Hosting

Are you a GoDaddy hosting customer with a WordPress site on its shared Windows web server, want to connect Jetpack to WordPress.com but failed with the ambigious server error 500 or ran into the following message if your site displays detailed errors?

“The FastCGI process exceeded configured activity timeout”

If I scored at least 4 out of 6 then this post might brighten up your day with a quick and easy solution:

Use PHP version 5.3 in your hosting configuration.

Continue reading for step-by-step instructions or an alternative fix if you’ve already upgraded or downgraded to version 5.3 and you’re still experiencing connection issues.

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