I initially had trouble installing AWStats, but I finally figured everything out using Skybly's method.
The problem now is getting the "update now" button to show up.
I have edited to the awstats.yourdomain.com.conf file (AllowToUpdateStatsFromBrowser=1) so that is not the problem.
Someone thought it may be an issue with Apache and Dreamhost's shared hosting.
I saw another thread as well where someone edited their conf file but could not get the update now button to appear. I have installed awstats even in my domain directory (someone thought that might work), but still the same problem.
Any ideas? Thanks.