[SOLVED] Error when uploading demo data - "http_request_failed - cURL error 7:"

I have activated the Airi theme and all required plugins are installed, however, when I try to upload demo data I get the following error:

An error occurred while fetching file from: https://athemes.com/wp-content/uploads/demo-content/airi/airi-dc-health.xml !
Reason: http_request_failed - cURL error 7: .

Some extra info (not too sure if they make any difference):

  • I am hosting the site with freehostia and their wordpress application.
  • I have also got cloudflare set up providing an ssl certificate.

Thanks

UPDATE: My hosting service said that it is due to the free plan not allowing outbound scripts to outside hosts.