Getting GSP online and able to connect on dedicated box


Good afternoon

I am looking to get a project started with Mir 3 and at present have gone through the server file setup using the files you have on your site here! I cannot run server on my home PC making it hard to test and would like to know if there is someone in the community who can assist me in getting the server fully functional.

Thus far all SQL connects fine all server runs with no errors

My current sticking point is being able to connect to it offline ( I am testing it using accounts already existing on the sql server to save time)
-On entering a username and password it times out giving either user or host did not respond in time

Any help is much appreciated!

Also looking for an experienced mir developer to assist (could be paid some small amount) while I learn how mir development works!