Jetpack could not contact WordPress.com: register_http_request_failed

You may receive the following error when you try to connect your WordPress JetPack plugin to WordPress.com:

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Jetpack could not contact WordPress.com: register_http_request_failed. This usually means something is incorrectly configured on your web host.

Could not open handle for fopen() to https://jetpack.wordpress.com/jetpack.register/1/

There is not single cause for this problem. The above error occurs due to following:

[1] Your website is unable to call to WordPress.com servers to authorize JetPack. The possible reasons may be the following:

– WordPress.com servers’ IP addresses are blocked in your network or at network border
– Connection problem between WordPress.com servers and your website server.
– WordPress.com IP addresses are blocked in the server firewall

[2] Another cause could be mis-configuration of the server. If PHP and Apache are not configured properly, you may face this problem.

[3] WordPress.com is performing maintenance from their end.

There may be other causes for this error but so far I found the above causes for this problem.

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