It's really hard to guess what might be wrong from the information in your post.
Assuming that you got the php.cgi and the php.ini files properly copied into revision.distortiononline.com/cgi-bin and properly modified that php.ini, then it is pretty safe to say that your problem must be with your .htaccess file(s) not properly implementing the required handler.
I suggest redoing it, and checking your progress each step of the way:
1) After copying the files bia the script, physically check to make sure they are, in fact, in the cgi-bin as expected. - if not, review the wiki and try again.
2) After making your edits to php.ini, double check to make sure they are present in the appropriate file in cgi-bin - if not, review the wiki and try again.
3) After creating the .htaccess file that enables the handler required to force the use of your new configuration, check the output of phpinfo() to see if your new php.cgi and php.ini are, in fact being used. if not, review the wiki and try again.
4) After creating any .htaccess file to "protect your php file", repeat step 3 above to see if your new php.cgi and php.ini are, in fact being used. if not, delete that last .htaccess file, review the wiki and try again.
Make sure and clear your cache between "checks". The process described in the wiki has been done thousands of times, and does work if the instructions are followed precisely.
If all else fails, and you can get past step 2 above and confirm your changes are being made to the php.ini file in your cgi-bin directory, possibly posting the contents of your .htaccess file(s) could help other see where you might have gone wrong.