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One of the common WordPress error is the ‘connection timed out’ that is caused by an overburdened shared server. We will provide solutions to why this might be happening throughout thi s article.


Mar, 19

How to Fix the WordPress connection timeout


One of the common WordPress error is the ‘connection timed out’ which is caused by an overburdened shared server. The main causes are heavy plugins, theme function issues, and exhausted PHP memory limit.

How to Fix It

This error can be fixed very easily in different ways:

First possibility is to increase the memory limit of PHP  in wp-config.php. If you are using shared hosting you may have to ask your hosting provider to increase your memory limit. This allows you to run heavy plugins successfully.

The second way is to increase the maximum execution time in your php.ini file. However this is not a WordPress core file, so if you are not sure how to edit it, contact your hosting provider to increase your maximum execution time.

Another way is to first deactivate all the plugins and reactivate them one-by-one to see which plugin is causing the problem and then carefully remove the one that is causing the trouble.

The last method that you can adapt to resolve the problem is to switch to a default WordPress theme to identify if there is any problem caused by the theme.

linda Y

My name is Linda, I have Master degree in Information Technology Engineering. I have some experiences in working with Windows and Linux VPS and I have been working for 2 years on Virtualization and Hosting. 

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2019, Jun, 19

This article of yours is really very informative. Even someone with just a little to basic programming knowledge can understand and follow it. Thanks for sharing useful information!! I am really impressed to see that you have provided such an interesting information about WordPress. I was struggling to find such article. Anyways can you suggest me some better option to get Cheap Linux hosting other than redserverhost.com? Thank you once again!!

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2019, Jun, 19

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2019, Oct, 19

Hey, thank you for sharing this. Been really troubled as my site could not process things properly and i received a timeout error everytime.

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2020, Jan, 20

Thank you! Thanks to you I was able to fix my blog :) Regards!

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iman firmansyah

2020, Jun, 20

thanks, wp_config solved my issue's max connection timeout.

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Susith Nonis

2020, Jun, 20

We're glad it worked out!