sorry for the late reply but I was working and my profession has nothing to do with IT, so I have to find some time off work to try to address possible problems.
[quote]I was wondering if you’d had anyone with similar troubles to me already with XODA.
Nope, you are the first one!
[quote]I also tried chatting to one of the dreamhost support people but they just said it was third party so couldn’t help me.
That’s true! They state this on the front “One-Click Installs” page.
[quote]One thing I just noticed is that if I set ROOT_DIR to something which doesn’t exist it creates the directory, so it is doing something.
That’s what XODA is supposed to do.
Anyway, let’s talk about your problem.
Double or single slash ("/") is considered as the same thing under Linux/UNIX, so no wonder that there is no change in the behavior.
I don’t know why this happens.
The message “The URL is not valid and cannot be loaded” is not part of XODA and I don’t have any idea why it comes at all. Can you write down the URL which is tried to be loaded?
Is this the URL? This is of course not a valid URL!
Here are some suggestions:
Could you please make sure that you don’t have a ‘.httaccess’ file where XODA was just installed? Or just try to delete the one there and try again.
Try to uninstall XODA (over the One-Click Installs menu) and then reinstall it.
[*]Try to install it in a different directory (like http://www.subdomain.mysite.com/xoda/).
I developed XODA entirely on DreamHost and never had a problem. I have no other report about anything even loosely related to the problem you describe. It must be something small and totally avoidable.
Please try the suggested solutions and drop me a message to let me know, how it behaves!
Thank you so much for testing XODA! I hope you would be able soon to enjoy it!