I have been using Magento for around a month and it was never this troubled. I recently reinstalled it and put on a theme i bought, EM Gamewin. In order for this theme to work I needed to use the sample.htaccess file. My htaccess now has some 219 lines in the file. That got the theme going, but along with it caused massive issues.
I often lockup/timeout, and one error came up with a code error to do with zend caching (which i dont have any Mage Caching activated). Fatal error: Maximum execution time of 30 seconds exceeded in /home/saltante/public_html/pcstore/lib/Zend/Cache/Backend/File.php on line 747
This issue has been causing my CPU (50% of a cpu) to max at 100% and results in my account being limited.
I also have issues of page timeouts when saving, yet the changes ARE saved.
I am wondering if anyone has had similar issues or knows if there are some htaccess lines that could be causing this.
Also Should i be using Magento caching as well as Cloudflare, I could not get fooman speedster working it produced errors so i ignored Mage caching.
Any answers on what may cause this would be greatly appreciated