To show what I mean about mapping and problems with the data file not being accessed, please see this url:
This maps to the directory “richard” and loads the page - but minus the pictures located in a seperate folder within dreamhost.
Since it is impossible to install gallery using the one click approach (unless the dir is completely empty), Im certain it what I need to be done, can be achieved, but every “idea” I have has a fault in it somewhere.
In the example above - if I just point it to the domain itself, I get the root dir with gallery and richard folders both seen. Clicking on either opens the respective galleries and work fine. ie the data is visible.
Hopefully Ive explained the issues and problems encountered ok - but please ask away if its not clear.