Did you use the right port number? Should be 1935
Yes I selected the default port numbers. Turns out I am connected to localhost. I ran my application pointing to rtmp localhost and it connects. The problem is with the AMS admin console. When I put localhost as server address and use the password I created when installing and setting up the server it does not respond. I click the submit button and nothing happens. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling to be sure I am using a valid password.
Are you saying that AMS works fine but you cannot connect to its Admin console? If yes, can you please share the ama.ini and server.xml file from /conf/ folder?
Also, try using port 1111 for admin console.