Apache running as root instead of user specified in httpd.conf

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http://serverfault.com – I'm trying to enable WordPress to upload files to the wp-content folder without setting permissions for the folder to 777. However, I'm having some difficulties. The group and user set for the wp-content folder match the group and user Apache is configured to be using in httpd.conf. However, when I run the below command, it appears that Apache is actually running as root rather than the user specified in httpd.conf. httpd.conf Configuration User xxx Group yyy Command Run to Determine User Apache is Running As ps aux | grep httpd Output from the above command 513 1294 0.4 1.4 3 (HowTos)