jflory7 The panel can only connect to a MySQL server visible on the given hostname. If your MySQL server is only bound to "localhost" or "127.0.0.1" it will not be accessible from outside the box. However, if you're running both of these on the same machine, there's really no reason to do so. It sounds like you've got some browser issues on the last two. The alert is working fine for me, and signing in for every page is certainly something we did not add. The server should store your username on the session, but it appears your install is not doing so. I would check the server logs for anything weird and try a different browser.