First of all, I'm using Rackspace cloud sites.
The site is unable to reach WordPress's plugin / update API.
When search for a plugin I get: An Unexpected HTTP Error occurred during the API request.
On the Dashboard I get: RSS Error: WP HTTP Error: connect() timed out!
All WordPress back-ends are super slow on Cloud Sites now because it's waiting on the API.
I can't install or update plugins, see the WordPress blog feed on the dashboard, or update WordPress.
I already contacted them about this issue and they told me the WordPress API is blocking my sites somehow. They could be totally wrong I don't know - but they weren't much help.
Help would be VERY MUCH appreciated. O.o Thanks.
P.S. I'm not having the issue on a dedicated server I own, just on the cloud sites (though it used to work fine), but I have not tested it on any other hosts.