Thanks for the response. It was a standard PhP and MySQL connection. I tried t again yesterday and it worked (actually it showed the connection I previously entered but never displayed). Then I couldn't install the cms since it couldn't connect to your server for the check (I think they were down since your webpage was blank). But now it does seem to be working.
Not sure why the connection didn't save/display, but then all of a sudden was there when I did a computer restart, but luckily it is now working.