Here's my core question: Is it ok to allow full write access to Users, Groups, and Others for the directory sites/default/files/civicrm/templates_c/en_US ?
Background: I have been running CiviCRM for a while now without getting Cron set up to automatically run (we run it manually, which is terrible). I'm trying to get this set up finally.
I'd like to run it using Drush, because it does not use a username or password. This was suggested in the wiki on scheduled jobs.
The following drush command works from the command line, but only if I set the permissions of the above mentioned en_US directory as "777", or "users, groups, and others can read, write, and execute."
path/to/drush -u 1 -r path/to/drupal -l www.example.org civicrm-api job.execute auth=0 -y
If I run this command with the original permissions setting, "755" (drwxr-xr-x) then I get the error message "CiviCRM does not have permission to write temp files in sites/default/files/civicrm/templates_c/en_US/, ExitingDrush command terminated abnormally due to an unrecoverable error." The owner of the directory is listed as "daemon".
Would it be a terrible thing to allow this directory to be writable by anyone?
CiviCRM 4.5.4 Drupal 7