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Free Chatroom script?

Discussion in 'HTML, Graphics & Programming' started by Phaser, 24 Jan 2006.

  1. Phaser

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 17 Mar 2004

    Posts: 1,562

    Hi, i'm after a simple chatroom script to put on my website. Got sufficient webspace so thats not a problem.

    Just has to be basic - loading times/bandwidth useage to a minimum.

    Would be ideal if it didn't have any ads.


    Any help appreciated.
     
  2. richard1973

    Gangster

    Joined: 22 Dec 2005

    Posts: 138

    This site is excellent for a free professional looking chatroom made with javascript 2:

    www.sigmachat.com

    It generates the html code for you so you can copy and paste where it'll embedd to your site (or you can make it so it spawns in it's own window).

    When you log into the admin side of the chat you can change colour schemes and such, this is where you do your look and layout to the chatroom. Once all set you don't have to go back to this again (though always handy to note your login and password down for future changes).
     
  3. Mr. Brightside

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 27 Apr 2004

    Posts: 2,378

    I spent a while researching this recently, and after having tried out four different packages, I chose X7 Chat:
    http://www.x7chat.com/

    Doesn't have any ads, however it does require MySQL - fine so long as you have. Also I've noticed there can be up to 4 seconds of lag between you hitting enter and the other chatters getting the message - and it wasn't a bandwidth issue since I use it on a LAN. All in all though I think it's the best compromise.

    Another one I used, quite a while ago before finding X7 Chat was Blablite. I can't easily find it on Google but I'm sure it's there; I just get example pages:
    http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=blablite&btnG=Google+Search&meta= If you like them you could investigate further. Blab may well be more what your looking for, since it doesn't need MySQL (iirc) and is generally much more basic. I can't remeber how loading times and bandwidth compare however because it was a long time ago.

    Hope this helps :)