I have installed Magento through Bluehosts Simplescripts 3 times, follow Magento Database Sample data instructions and having a successful installation, i have installed Magento and the Sample Data 2 times manually. Each time i have finished the installation the Sample data is not available in the frontend or backend.
Magento version - 126.96.36.199
Sample data version - magento_sample_data_for_188.8.131.52.sql
I have spent 2 days doing this now and i am a point now where i am about to move on, i was told Magento was the program to use but so far i am only seeing failure and if this is how we start then i hate to know what i am in for.
the url is am dealing with - gear.sharkangels.com/
In phpAdmin my database consists of 250 tables
when i put in categories and products of my own nothing appears on the front end either, i would think once i had input my own data something would happen on the front end.