Please ignore first PHP code post
Please ignore the first PHP code post. That was from a working DFP1 page that I built in CS3.
The second code paste is from the non-functioning DFP2/ CS4 page.
I backed up all of my WA includes for the different iterations as tar files (on the server) so I can flip back and forth.
I am under the gun to complete this project and may need to set up an alternative development site to troubleshoot this issue with DFP2.
Anyway since I can write to the folder using DFP1/CS3 and DW8/MX Kollection proves that this is not a server side issue (not that I ever thought it was).