Thanks for your fast response. Next time I will switch over to the official support forum. I didn't know it was there :-))
I think it's working now!
I made a new (test) subdomain, installed xoda again, changed the directory to
The files directory was created somewhere in my Dreamhost account, but I want the files to be within my subdomain.
So I started again with:
and the files are now stored within the domain, so that is fine.
But now I can see the files again when I use the URL:
Adding the 'Options All - Indexes' to the .htaccess seems to do the trick. I can't see the /files directory any more (but do not know how to test it properly)
The following line in the manual:
"You should set a directory outside your web directory to be ROOT_DIR!"
is probably not clear for me. I understand now that '/files/' is not the correct ROOT_DIR.
But /home/riviere/subdomain.domain.com/files/ is probably also not allowed.
For me it doesn't make sense to place the files in the Dreamhost space '/home/riviere/...' instead of the subdomain (or directory on a domain).
Thanks again for your solutions. And for creating (and sharing) Xoda! Its great!