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RedPowerLady's avatar

I need a chat room for my website, can you help me find one?

Asked by RedPowerLady (12576points) May 29th, 2010

Hi. I’m trying to put together a chat room for my website. I’ve got one on now. What I want is one where I can use password protection. What I have now makes me enable the password protection daily. That isn’t practical for me. I’m looking for something free or low-cost.

What I’m Using Right Now: everywherefreechat

Any ideas? Thanks!

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SmashTheState's avatar

If you’re not prepared to use DALnet or EFnet or QuakeNet or UnderNet, why not run your own IRC server? IRC has a low overhead, is secure, doesn’t exclude people with unpopular browsers, and is DESIGNED for realtime communication, while any kind of chatroom you can make with a browser is by definition an ugly kludge.

jrpowell's avatar

I use this. You can see it here

You need PHP and MySQL installed on your server. 99% of them already do. If you know how to make a database you can get it going in a few minutes.

RedPowerLady's avatar

Thanks for the suggestions :)

HungryGuy's avatar

@SmashTheState”... any kind of chatroom you can make with a browser is by definition an ugly kludge.” You mean like what we’re doing right here on Fluther?

Jrome's avatar

what about Meebo? They support all the big IM services and offer a chat room product that’s pretty feature rich, and by rich I mean free.

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