[quote]Now Joomla is telling me that: Following PHP Server Settings are not optimal for Security and it is recommended to change them: PHP register_globals setting is
ON instead of
OFF[quote]This indicates that your domain is running PHP4; the Dreamhost installation of PHP5 does not have this problem, as register_globals are “off” in PHP5.
The easiest way to fix this problem (and you should!) is to just set your domain to use PHP5 instead of PHP4 -= this is done n the control panel -> Manage Domains screen -> “Edit” link adjacent to the domain in question. check the “radio button” for PHP5, save, and yo will be good to go.
YOu will now find that Joomla! complains/warns about Magic Quotes - you can safely ignore that warning; to change that would require installing your own version of PHP or other more complicated workaround.
You don’t need to use webftp with Joomla!, though you will likely still find an ftp client useful for some things. I recommend use a real ftp client instead. THere are many suggestion in the DH wiki.
Welcome to DH and good luck!