The install process would have started because not all of the files where uploaded to the server.
when uploading to the live site from local:
-edit the files in the Connections folder to use the correct info for connecting to the remote database.
-Upload all site files including the installed.txt file in the connections folder to the server.
-export the database from the local server and import it to the remote server.
this page has details on exporting and importing databases using phpMyAdmin.