I'd like to try to use the Automatic Update feature introduced with 2.7, but it has never worked. It has always just sat at
Downloading update from http://wordpress.org/wordpress-x.x.x.zip
and has never gone any farther. It's not frozen; I can leave the page normally and everything runs at normal speed, but it just never gives me any other text beyond that line.
I am using 1and1.com basic hosting plan, and MySQL 4, and PHP4 too I believe. Could that be causing this issue?