I will explain the error message received.
Server Requirement Error: register_globals is disabled in your PHP configuration. This can be enabled in your php.ini configuration file or in the .htaccess file in your catalog directory.
When I modified the .htaccess per some of the suggestions, I would get a 500 server error and nothing would load. (It didn't like the .htaccess fix) I through I tried everything and was about to change web hosts.
I went to the Godaddy website and read that they allow you to modify your own php.ini file. This file lives in your root website. This is "yourwebsite" and not "yourwebsite/catalog" Find the php.ini file and add (or change) the following line.
It should read
register_globals = on
Save this in your php.ini file and leave it in your root directory.
It was an instant fix for me and I hope it clarifies problems for others.