www.net2ftp.com shows my permissions to be
for the top level directory which I aptly named wordpress ( test site ).
This would be for ( user | group | other ) and ( read | write | execute ) so that I have write permissions if I am " user ".
I am of course logged into wordpress with the only account that was setup at the beginning of the installation process.
Because wordpress would not install unless I copy pasted the config file over manually...it seems it differentiates between manual editing of files and software copying/editing of files.
Not to sure why?
When I do an install I get the error:
Unable to create directory /home/domain/public_html/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/03. Is its parent directory writable by the server?