You need root access in your server to install Anahita. Might seem obvious to some, but after several attempts of installing Anahita in a shared server without root access, we finally decided it was lack of root access that was keeping Anahita from populating the database. We got errors such as "The MySQL server has gone away" when trying different ports that didn't work. "Access Denied: check permissions" was the other variant when the ports were right. I have updated to a VPS with root access and will update how this works. Thanks for reading.