WP uploaded custom media directory cant be written to even with correct permissions (777)

I created a custom folder to host my media files in my wp install called media Now even with the correct permissions library uploads as well as plugins cannot write files here. Unless I change permission to 777 I cannot normally upload (I want to use 755). And even on 777 WooCommerce cant “Log directory writable”

I believe the issue might be see here as the folder owner/group of everything I ftp upload changes to root root. As seen here:

Can anyone tell me how to change this? Or does someone know where else the issue could come from?

Thanks a lot in advance!

Here you can see how I added the folder to my wp-config.php:


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