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The issue I had encountered was that the PHP installer was taking too much to time to install and timing out. You can give yourself more time by going to your WAMP console and edit the php.ini. Look for
max_execution_time = 30
and change the value to 180. That should increase your execution time to 3 minutes.
I hope that helps.
In my.ini, go under [mysqld] and write:
Apparently, WAMP sometimes defaults to another storage now.
a) look in your apache log file for PHP errors
b) look at the results of the web queries which load the various steps. In order to get around the time limit, the install page initiates the various steps of the install via AJAX. If you open up chrome developer tools before starting the install, then look at the network tab, you should see a new request every few seconds (for each step). If you look at the response, you'll see what PHP is returning. In the first few steps, it should be something signifying OK. Hopefully the last step includes the error, which will help you / us get to the bottom of it.
How long does it take to get this "error"?
You should be able to tell by watching the window. You'll see the request and then, after some time period, the error message. In this case, the error message is a timeout:
HTTP/1.1 504 Gateway Time-out
If it's instantish, there's some "weird" issue. If it's, e.g., 15 or 30 or 60 or some roundish number, then there's some timer that's cutting off execution.
I find it interesting that the server is reporting as nginx. And also that it's a "gateway". Is there some sort of proxy that you're going through. It's possible that c5 working fine, and the server is working fine, but that the proxy has some particularly short timeout set (maybe 10 seconds or something). In that case, you wouldn't get a PHP / apache error (because it's working fine, and the request completes), but your browser would see the error and not request any additional "installs"....