I have a standard installation of phpbb. Using the automatic update package and attempting to upgrade constantly produces the timeout error:
The installer detected a timeout
rendering my board totally unuseable, not matter what I try.The installer has detected a timeout, you may try to refresh the page, which may lead to data corruption. We suggest that you either increase your timeout settings or try to use the CLI.
CLI - whatever that is, is not an option for me with no access to php root.