No if the webserver configuration doesn’t allow .htaccess OverRide
Also I wonder if mod_rewrite is enabled on that web server…
pydio installation is easy but it requires a little bit of control over the webserver config, otherwise a lot of stuff will not work as intended, like for example pydio sync, collabora, lucene indexer, webdav shared folders, api calls…
The requisites are very well specified in the documentation, if you cannot satisfy the requirements then pydio cannot be installed.
I strongly suggest our friend to contact the sysadmin of that server and ask to enable mod rewrite and AllowOverride for the vps in which pydio is installed.
Any sysadmin who want to be called in that way should be able to do that.
Btw not having .htaccess enabled could bring, depending on webserver settings, to disclosure of informations.
The data directory could be browseable if the .htaccess directive “deny from all” present in the directory will not be enforced and instead a MultiView is enabled for that directory.