Thanks Will. I feel stupid but I did look externsively before asking for help. I have tried to find this document by going through the silverstripe.com website and could not find it. Putting your link in works fine but without knowing the link how would I find the file?
Currently the .org search does not search the wiki / docs etc. http://doc.silverstripe.com/doku.php is a completely separate site. It should be listed on that page and should be able to search for it via that page eg under 'publishing'
I have looked on the doku.php site and I can't find any mention of the publishing to web server document although I could find it using the search facility. It seems a sufficiently important document that it should be directly referenced. If it is and I have missed it I apologise.
Having now followed your instructions I have got as far as generating error (HTTP 403 Forbidden) when I enter www.ashwell.biz/install.php into IE 7. Is this a common problem and do you have any standard suggestions for what to do next.
You don't even had access to view http://www.ashwell.biz/? I don't think this is a silverstripe issue. Try create an index.html file with just some test text and see if you can view http://www.ashwell.biz/index.html
Most likely unconnected, but when moving from my local host I had capitalisation issues in my database (due to a change from windows-linux). Also might want to try
just to ensure it really is php5 thats running