I've read through all the posts for the past year on this site and tried all the recommended solutions. Here is the problem:
-Site is http://cafemakeup.com
-Self-hosted (shared) Network Solutions
- Cannot auto-update plugins using standard WordPress dashboard update feature--error message reads "cannot connect to host"
- Cannot search new plugins--error reads "An Unexpected HTTP Error occurred during the API request."
- Akismet gives me a banner error message that one of its servers is obstructed from reaching my site (3 of them are fine, but the error message makes me think there is a connectivity problem with both my plugin AND akismet--are these related)?
I've changed the timeout to 45 (that's the usual solution proposed), and even tried "O" but still no luck. Seriously, I've been googling and trying things for hours--has anyone figured this out? I've emailed Net Sol as well...