In short: you could store it
/var/run is the preferred standard.
/var/run is the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard:
This directory contains system information data describing the system since it was booted. Files under this directory must be cleared (removed or truncated as appropriate) at the beginning of the boot process. Programs may have a subdirectory of /var/run; this is encouraged for programs that use more than one run-time file.[footnote 37]
And a desirable feature is that most distros clean
it automatically (unlike
which is not cleaned upon boot in some distros) - this
avoid stale pid files:
The normal location for pidfiles is /var/run. Most unices will clean this directory on boot; under Ubuntu this is achieved by /var/run an in-memory filesystem (tmpfs).
It's your choice where to store it, but I would go with the standard.
If you don't have access to
you should store the pid file in the user's home