I am using WordPress 2.0.2.
Recently I tried to access by FTP the folder /wp-content/uploads but I received an "permission denied" error. I checked the permissions on this folder and they were "727 drwx-w-rwx". I think that means I should have no problem, right? Anyway, I then logged in through my web host's control panel and found the folder's owner wasn't "myusername" but "httpd".
I asked my webhost tech support for help and they changed the owner to "myusername" so I could access the folder. He said that when the WordPress script ran and created the folder the owner became "httpd".
I noticed another folder /wp-content/cache has this same problem. Is there any other solution to this besides asking my webhost to reset the owner to "myusername"?