WordPress and some plugins will not update from the dashboard and it says this in my db, at all times: "An automated WordPress update has failed to complete".
What happens when I try to install: it firstly asks for my connection info/FTP login --I've never had to supply this before with WP. Then when it attempts to update, it hangs for eons on the server and I try to access the db, but I get an error page, with a message that says something like: "server is busy and down for maintenance". This error message does not go away, until I manually re-install WP from Filezilla.
My host (100MegaWatts) insists it's nothing to do with file permissions, or anything on their end and I myself have tinkered with setting file permissions to 777.
I don't know what to do and I'm considering moving my client to another host. Suggestions welcome!