I am trying to install Magento 2.1.6 in a VPS hosted by Bluehost. Their httpd.conf file is configured where the account running httpd is "nobody" and the group is "nobody." My Cpanel Account runs as UserA. Bluehost will not allow you to change the httpd user or group and of course you can't make UserA a part of the "nobody" group.
How should I configure my file ownership of the Magento files?
To summarize the Magento 2.1.6 manual, it requires in a single user setup for the user with the magento file ownership to be running the httpd or in the case of a two user setup the user who owns the magento files to be a member of the same group configured to run the httpd.