When your site executes an operation Max Execution Time means the measure of the time (in seconds) it takes to execute the single operation.
The max_execution_time can be set by modifying multiple files. They are .htaccess, php.ini, .user.ini, or wp-config.php files. You are gonna need FTP access to modify those files. You can find the credentials for your FTP access from your hosting provider.
To set max_execution_time please follow the steps given below,
- Go to your WordPress root installation folder and locate any of these files .htaccess, php.ini, .user.ini or wp-config.php
- Select any of the files above and Edit and paste these directive code given below,
- Save the file.
It's better to ask the Hosting to increase this value.
php_value max_execution_time 300
for php.ini or .user.ini
@ini_set('max_execution_time' , '300' );
The recommended time is '300' minimum.