Directory "XXX" is writeable by group

Sometimes you may receive an "Internal Server Error" and find the following error message in the logs:

SoftException in Application.cpp:544: Directory "XXX" is writeable by group

The error implies that the specified directory has been made writable by group, which is not allowed by your server's apache configuration.

Although the Family Connections Installation guide says to use a permission of 777, some web hosts prohibit such a high level. Most likely changing these directory permissions to 755 will fix your problem, however you should always check with your hosting company to find out what permissions you're allowed first.