I have a few websites that use the same cached weather reports so I wanted them all in the same folder. It seemed the most logical way to do this would be to but this folder outside of the webroot. It also seemed the easiest way to access this new folder would be to set sym links from the old folders within the webroot.
What I am concerned about is I've had to set the new directory to 777 as I am using FasCGI for my PHP and therefore each website has a different user.
So first question, what are the security implications - is this the same as having a 777 folder within the webroot?
Secondly. If this is a problem what is the best solution.
BTW this is on Centos 6.2 server running Plesk 10.4 if that makes any difference.