From what little I read it sounded like SQLExpress doesn't use the default SQL port. I don't know didly about SQL so I don't know if this is true or not. But..........I think we can fix it.
Go into the includes directory in the phpberrystats folder and open up the common_funcs.php file. Look for this line:
And change it to this:
By default, when a port isn't specifed it uses the default port (in this case 1433). In the config.php file I ask for the default DB port but I have now discoved that I don't use it anywhere
The above line should try and connect to your server ip at port 1278. Once I know it works for you I will spend some time and make use of the DBPORT variable in the config.php.