Following the directions on wiki.dreamhost, I get through the procedure fine through the command in step 11. But when trying to view I get the following error message in the browser:

Error: AWStats database directory defined in config file by ‘DirData’ parameter (data/) does not exist or is not writable.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Setup (’/home/username/awstats/’ file, web server or permissions) may be wrong.
Check config file, permissions and AWStats documentation (in ‘docs’ directory).

the permissions for my data directory are 755