I've seen posts on this, but they're about previous versions of WP and have conflicting information... so I'm giving it a try.
I updated about a month ago to 3.4.1, I used the automatic updater and it broke the site. After several hours we managed to get it up and running again, a friend and I. Today I tried to upload a picture for the first time and got this error message:
The uploaded file could not be moved to /var/www/vhosts/
So what do I do? I've seen posts on changing the chmod to 777, and ones saying *never* to do that. Also posts about changing settings in Plesk. And about contacting the hosting service and having them change permissions. I'm not all that versed in this stuff so I'd appreciate any help.