Here is my error message:
"Unable to create directory wp-content/uploads. Is its parent directory writable by the server?"
Before you suggest that I should change the permissions to the folders and so on. please take your time to explain WHY I should change permissions to 777 etc etc.
No matter the permissions the wp-content/uploads folder has, the server-user is apparently unable to create a new folder inside. (believe me I have tried almost every combination of permission). Seems to me that this is something of a server issue, what I am looking for here is a proper explanation to this issue so that I can bring this to my hosting company, so that they can subsequently make a permanent fix.
I am currently speculating that wordpress/apache do not want to make subfolder inside a folder owned by another user(specifically the uploads folder, I have no idea why). Since this folder was created during a previous version of either wordpress and/or apache, it now has the ownership of the user installing wordpress to begin with. Problem now being that as long as I do not have a proper shell or root access to the server, I am unable to change the ownership of any file on my server to try this theory of mine. Will apache/wordpress be able to create a subfolder in uploads if I change the ownership on the uploads folder to the web-server user?
If this is the issue is it a problem brought on by wordpress itself, apache or maybe a combination of both? What really is the problem here?