I have installed my webserver and php 5.5.25 and they are working perfectly. The only drama i am having is with mysql 5+ (5.6.16) i have installed mysql outside of the webserver directory. And i have tried to set the directory in the install.php file but and pressed the recheck button for it but it wont go through. it says can connect to localhost. And yes i am running it locally on my pc and eventually on my network. I have read some posts here which hint to make it work. But i am little confused. Any step by step instructions would be great thanks for any help.