PHP & Security nightmare.
I'm a dreamhost PS virtual private server user. Dreamhost PS is very generous in all aspects, apart from the fact that I don't get root (ick!). This is not actually so bad with my current configuration, except for one major flaw - for PHP to write to files I need group write permission set on that file, which of course is a horrible security concern.
At the moment my litespeed installation runs as a dedicated user "lenore_lsws" with the group "pg1184884". All my other users are also in the group "pg1184884".
Is there a better way to do this that does not involve using a privileged user (or moving to a new virtual dedicated provider, although I sadly might have to end up doing this)?