How To Solve Connection Timed Out Error in WordPress?
Connection Timed Out Error in WordPress
This is a common error that will be faced by most of the people. This kind of error can be seen when the site takes more time to load and become unsuccessful. The reason behind this error is because of the server that is struggling to load the site. These could happen for a variety of reasons, the most common of which is that your site doesn’t have the resources to work properly.
It will particularly happen on the shared hosting type, where the memory limit is restricted. And also it might be due to the exceeded use of the bandwidth of the site. Read more on the Importance of Bandwidth.
Some of the practices which you can follow to avoid such error.
You want to consider upgrading the hosting plan. An upgrade in your hosting can help you to avoid slowdowns and downtime and it won’t be affected if other sites surge traffic.
Deactivating all the plugins in the on your site resolves the issue. Reactivate them one by one to see which plugin is causing the problem.
- Login to cPanel, Navigate from File Manager -> Public_html -> wp-content and rename the “Plugin” folder to some other name like “disable-plugins”, so the plugins will be deactivated.
Switching to the default theme
When you try to switch from a current theme to the default WordPress theme, theme-related problems can be ruled out easily. If you’re unable to login to WordPress Website and change the theme, you can do that through Phpmyadmin in cPanel.
- Login to cPanel, Click on Phpmyadmin and it will lead to a database of your website. Select the database, under which you will have a table as wp_options.
- There will be an option_name as “template”, on the appropriate option_value it will have the active theme name. Change it to another theme name, which you have on your website.
- Another way, you can do the same thing, which you have done for deactivating the plugins. Rename the folder of the active theme name to deactivate it.
Increasing Memory limit/Maximum execution Time:
Your hosting provider will provide with default Memory limit and Execution Time for your website. Your website might demand more than the default. You can increase the limit based on your requirements.
- Login to cPanel, search for “MultiPHP INI Editor”, in the drop-down select your website.
- memory_limit – To Increase PHP Memory Limit.
- max_execution_time – To Increase PHP Execution Time.
- Beyond this, If you would like to know which file is affecting your website, you can turn on “display_errors” in this section and load your website to know which files are affecting your website.
The connection timed out error in WordPress can be sorted out by following any one of the above-mentioned ways.
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