I signed up to Dreamhost a few days ago, put a few domains on my account, and did some one-click installs of Wordpress. After a couple days, my stats were showing up on my domains. Today, I check and the /stats/ directories are all 404. Do I need to configure something in the control panel in order to set up my web stats? I really need to see where my traffic is coming from.
The default WordPress .htaccess file intercepts and rewrites requests to pages that are not part of the WordPress installation, and that is why you are not able to load your “http://youdomain.tld/stats/” pages.
Fortunately, the “fix” for this is really easy, and is thoroughly described in this DreamHost Wiki article on making stats available with .htaccess.