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So far I've narrowed down the execution trail to

index.php -> require('./wp-blog-header.php'); ->

if ( !isset($wp_did_header) ) {
    require_once( dirname(__FILE__) . '/wp-load.php' );


 if ( file_exists( ABSPATH . 'wp-config.php') ) {
require_once( ABSPATH . 'wp-config.php' );

-> require_once(ABSPATH . 'wp-settings.php'); -> wp_not_installed();

The execution doesn't get any further than this and I can't find where wp_not_installed() is defined. I don't know why it's led up to that method/function in the first place because I've already installed and set Wordpress up. Any help appretiated...

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Are you getting an error/message page? Or just a whitescreen? Is this a multisite install? – TheDeadMedic Nov 1 '12 at 15:32
wp_not_installed is defined in wp-includes/load.php – s_ha_dum Nov 1 '12 at 19:43
up vote 1 down vote accepted

Setting the max_execution_time = 300 inside my php.ini resolved it.

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