I've tried taking this issue to the Wordpress support, but no replies, and the thread is now well burried.
I've just noticed that all my Wordpress sites are showing the following error in the dashboard for "Incoming Links" and "Other Wordpress News"
|RSS Error: WP HTTP Error: name lookup timed out|
The sites were all running version 3.3.1 and were all working fine up until a few weeks ago.
I manually updated one of the sites to the latest version (3.4.1) and disabled all plugins, but the error has remained.
I have also tested a fresh install of a brand new Wordpress site - www(dot)magicalwonders(dot)com/blog/ and the dashboard for this site is showing the same error.
I'm using a reseller account on shared hosting and there is only one Wordpress site on each of the seven accounts that I have created.
I've been in touch with the host and they have made the follwing response -
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The only thing that makes sense to me is that despite what my host have said, this has to be a server issue of some kind? How can all my sites work fine one week and then throw up an error the next. The code is the same. The only thing that can have changed is something server side?
Does anyone have any ideas on this, or recommendations. Is is time to switch hosting?