Stamp_Guy has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I've been working on a system for creating and maintaining a website online. In order to do this, it seems that I must have world-writeable directories in my public folder. I've been cautioned against doing this, but was wondering, "Is there any way around it to do what I want to do?". How can I minimize my risk? What issues are involved? I've looked all over the web but have found precious little information to answer these questions. Any suggestions and advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!