WP wants me to connect to a server

For some reason I’m getting a prompt from WP for ‘connection information’ If I try to make a file update on my site eg updating functions.php

error: Unable to communicate back with site to check for fatal errors, so the PHP change was reverted. You will need to upload your PHP file change by some other means, such as by using SFTP.

If i try to delete a file - eg deleting 2017 theme. I’m prompted for connection information: To perform the requested action, WordPress needs to access your web server. Please enter your FTP credentials to proceed. If you do not remember your credentials, you should contact your web host.

Including input fields for hostname, FTP username and FTP password.

The site does work - but I can’t make any changes.

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