I gave up on my hosting company and tried the cgi install, and had some success, I got past the pdo_mysql missing error.
However, after I got past that, i was prompted to enter my database information which I did. After i submitted the information I was redirected to a page that listed 4 warnings, and 1 error.
Warning: SimpleXMLElement::addChild() [function.SimpleXMLElement-addChild]: invalid decimal character value in /home
exception ‘Zend_Db_Adapter_Mysqli_Exception’ with message ‘Access denied for user username@’localhost’ (using password: YES)’ in public_html/magento/lib/Varien/Db/Adapter/Mysqli.php:72
I may have entered an incorrect user or password, but I can’t find a file to change this, and now when I bring up any page, under my Magento directory, I am displayed the errors and warnings above. Any ideas?