I am having a weird problem. I can't update, install or search for new plugins on my dashboard. When I try to upgrade Askimet, for example, it shows this message:
Downloading update from http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/akismet.2.4.0.zip…
Download failed. Service Unavailable
I get the same error "Download failed. Service Unavailable" when I try to add a plugin from the importer list.
When I try to search for new plugins, I don't get any results- only the result "An unknown error occured" no matter what I search for. If I click on the Featured or Popular links, I get a list, but when I try to install anything I get the "Download failed. Service Unavailable" message again.
I tried deleting my uploads folder, and changing my permissions on my plug-ins folder to 777, but that did nothing. I also tried deleting the plugins folder and reloading a new one from the wp core. Nothing.
Everything else on the blog is working fine.