“Connection timed out” is an error message that occurs when a website, in this case, a WordPress website, is unable to establish a connection to the server. The exact cause of this error can vary, but here are some steps you can take to fix it:
- Check your internet connection: Make sure that your internet connection is stable and not experiencing any issues.
- Check your DNS settings: Make sure that your DNS settings are configured correctly and that you can access the server by IP address.
- Increase the PHP execution time: If the error message occurs when trying to access a specific page or perform a specific action, you may need to increase the PHP execution time. You can increase the PHP execution time by editing the
max_execution_timevalue in your
php.inifile or by adding the following line of code in your
php_value max_execution_time 300
- Check for a problem with the server: The error message could be caused by an issue with the server itself, such as high load, or a problem with the network.
- Deactivate all plugins: Deactivate all plugins to see if a plugin is causing the problem.
- Check for a problem with the theme: Switch to a default theme to see if the issue is related to your theme.
- Check for a problem with the database: Try repairing your database by running the following command in phpMyAdmin:
REPAIR TABLE wp_posts;
- Contact the support: If none of the above steps have helped, you may need to contact the support team of the website or the hosting provider.
It’s worth noting that the cause of this error can be specific to the application or website, so it is important to check the documentation of the application or the website to see if there is any information about this error and how to fix it.