Path to private directory
I have just installed a new ISPConfig 18.104.22.168 server, and I am trying to get to grips with the fact that I can no longer read or write to the parent of the web root (via "../").
Searching the forums I understand that this was a security hazard and rightly blocked, and I should be using /var/www/domain.net/private instead. That works fine, except that that will need hard coding into a lot of scripts across many sites.
What I would like is an easy way of doing this, either by programmatically determining the current site, or by having a standard path that works across all sites. Failing that I could just add a "sitename" file in the webroot and read that in every script, but again that is not ideal.
I am using Perl, not PHP.
Any suggestions gratefully received!