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I'm on dedicated hosting with GoDaddy. WP installed, but can't upload anything. Getting the following error:

the error: Is its parent directory writable by the server?

The upload folder is already 777. I'm guessing it is an ownership issue. What is Apache's owner/group name?

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Apache's owner/group name can be a variety of things, depending on the distribution. www-data, apache, httpd, even nobody gets a run sometimes.

And get rid of the 777 on that directory -- it's a menace.

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I did 777 out of desperation. I've tried apache:apache. Will try owner/groups you suggested. – StackOverflowNewbie Jul 19 '11 at 7:56
I tried all those. Nothing worked. Any other suggestions? – StackOverflowNewbie Jul 19 '11 at 8:14
Have you tried actually looking at what Apache is currently running as on the server? – womble Jul 19 '11 at 10:16

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