Hi there... I am having great dificulty with updating all my WordPress sites (on different hosts but all hosting in Australia) and plugins page in the admin has become very slow to load and every plugin update times out and is stuck on maintenace mode (I am able to update Akismet plugin most times due to the small file size).
I had one hosting company (that hosts the majority of my WP sites) look into the speed and they conculded it was a problem with the connection to wordpress servers that is the issue.
Surely im not the only one having this problem? Seems to be ever since the 3.3.1 update was available that i've been unable to update
Can anyone please help - i fear i am doing harm to the sites but having to stop the attempted upgrade and delete the .maintance file each time it fails
any help much appreciated.