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  • I’m trying to setup a system to use for testing purposes on a Windows based desktop computer using XAMPP 7.3.3. Generally speaking WordPress is exceedingly slow. For example, just trying to activate a plugin seemed to take forever and failed with message saying PHP max_execution_time exceeded. This is after having raised it from default of 30 seconds, to 60 seconds, and again to 120 seconds based on prior failures.

    Finally, when trying to login an error was displayed as follows:

    “or occurred. Something may be wrong with or this server’s configuration. If you continue to have problems, please try the support forums. (WordPress could not establish a secure connection to Please contact your server administrator.) in X:\xampp\htdocs\\wp-includes\update.php on line 160”

    There was absolutely no problem accessing “” using a browser on the same computer on which the server (i.e., WordPress) was running. Of course, something that is not allowed is for a system outside of my local network to create connections. It never bothered me much in the past but as far as I know WordPress’s update of itself has never worked in this configuration. If login is experiencing such a problem, I would imagine, that it could happen when trying to do anything.

    Note: Something I have also checked, when WordPress is taking forever to do anything, is the Windows task manager. Neither Apache nor MySQL/Maria appear to be doing anything. In that, no spike in either CPU or memory consumption. It does behave as though the slowness is caused by waiting for something that either never happens or takes a very long time.

    Can this behavior be explained by some need to communicate with parties outside of my network? If so is it possible to configure WordPress such that this doesn’t happen?

    • This topic was modified 5 months, 2 weeks ago by  aajax.

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