What about adding a "keep-alive" function to prevent upgrade time-outs? (4 posts)

  1. Hubert Nguyen
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I've bumped into a "time out" during a WordPress or plug-in upgrade, and I assume that many people have encountered this to some degree. Sometime, it's easy to fix the time-out limit in PHP, sometime it's not possible because the hosting company doesn't allow it.

    The BackupBuddy folks have integrated a "keep-alive" function in their WP plug-in that prevents the page from timing out. It works great.

    I was wondering if the WordPress core team has something like this planned.

  2. Abhishek Jain
    Posted 5 years ago #

    the timeout is got nothing to do with wordpress core, its a restriction of use of php on your server! :)

  3. Hubert Nguyen
    Posted 5 years ago #

    wrool, I know that much, thank you...

    I'm saying that sometime it's fixable by changing php.ini or htaccess. Sometimme it's not an option because the hosting company restricts it, or because a load-balancer is setup to time-out early (30sec or so).

    Either way, this might be a real problem that people face. There is a possible fix that some plug-in like backupbuddy have implemented to keep the page alive, and I think it would be useful to prevent a time-out in critical steps like a wordpress core upgrade, or even a plug-in upgrade.


  4. Hubert Nguyen
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Update: a wordpress lead dev does care: http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/17301

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