Ok so when I try to use automatic update it hangs on "Downloading Update", I use 1&1 hosting and found that adding the below
AddType x-mapp-php5 .php
AddHandler x-mapp-php5 .php
to your root .htaccess should sort the issue however whenever I do this everything on my site then just displays as php code. I then tried manually updating following the steps provided by WP then I begin getting lots of fatal errors even though I followed word for word.
If anyone could provide assistance it would be greatly appreciated.