CentOS user can't run setup unless under apache username/group.

I'm migrating data over from and old server. all data is under the same username:group --- constantly:constantly
example: drwxr--r-- 10 constantly constantly 4096 Apr 10 12:31 albums

i'm reinstalling "gallery" and i notice in setup(setup is done via the web interface), if the folders are not with the permissions apache:apache, setup fails.  "There was an error creating the directory structure within the storage directory. " Seems like Apache doesn't have permissions to other users folders.

How do i allow apache server to run as another user so files don't need to be under apache:apache? i shouldn't have to do the chown for it to work.  

I've never had an issue like this in the past.  Hopefully i'm making some sense here :)
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Kent WSr. Network / Systems AdminCommented:
It sounds like you are trying to run the setup over the web installer, and it's failing due to permissions.

Usually, with web-installed apps like this under apache you *temporarily* chmod the directories so apache has write access.  This would the the directly structure it's installing *to*.  (/var/www/html/yaddayadda/) After the install, you change them back to previous permissions.  
You didn't include paths here, to I'm not sure if you are installing to,, like /var/www/html/constantly or /home/constantly or some other location.  
I wouldn't suggest you allow apache to run as another user, unless this is a private, non-internet connected machine.
The user that apache runs is is in the httpd.conf file for apache.
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