Wordpress plugins Install/Update timeout


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I have been installing/updating my self-hosted Wordpress themes/plugins through FTP. ie get the link from my wordpress site, go download the plugin from wordpress.org, upload from my comp to the site through FTP.

I want to be able to update it through the wp admin interface instead, but it seems to timeout and the page just stops loading after a while. I can see half the files uploaded successfully through FTP. Is there a way around this?

Here is an example of what is shown on the screen:

Installing Theme: DMS Downloading install package from
<a href="https://wordpress.org/themes/download/dms." rel="nofollow">https://wordpress.org/themes/download/dms.</a>…

Unpacking the package…

Installing the theme…

1) I have added the WP_MEMORY_LIMIT in wp-config.php file with

define('WP_MEMORY_LIMIT', '100M');

Nothing happens.

2) I have added set_time_limit() to wp-config.php file


and this error occured

Warning: set_time_limit() has been disabled for security reasons in
/home/<strong><em>*</em>*</strong>/public_html/wp-config.php on line 83

3) I tried editing the .htaccess file, but that breaks the whole workpress installation and I end up seeing an error page instead.

AddType x-mapp-php5 .php
php_value upload_max_filesize 100M 
php_value post_max_size 100M
php_value memory_limit 100M

How can I install/update my plugins directly through the Wordpress User Interface? Is there a way around the timeout?

My webhost is www.000webhost.com btw.