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A free, simple, fast and customizable chat server
Simple
You only have to copy/paste 3 lines of code to have a nice
working chat.
No need to configure a database (Mysql), messages and nicknames are
stored in files.
No problems with firewall, this chat is based on HTTP so that you
only need a web browser and an internet connection. (everybody can
easily chat !)
No problems with none latin characteres ! Are you Russian, Japanese,
Turk, Chinese, or Arabic ? Whatever, phpfreechat will display nicely
your characters because it uses XML with UTF8 to encode characters.
Fast
AJAX technology is used to smoothly refresh (no flicker) and display
the chat zone and the nickname zone.
Messages and nicknames are stored into a simple filesystem, so that
server resources are saved to the uttermost.
Bandwidth is preserved because the server never transmits twice the
same data : only new messages are transmitted.
Customizable
You can write your own customized CSS stylesheets, to completely
change the appearance of your chat.
All chat functionalities are customizable. For example, you can
change the messages refresh time, you can ban users for changing
their usernames...
The plugin system allows you to write your own storage routines.
For example, you can write a plugin to store the conversations into
your database.
Opensource
phpFreeChat is an opensource (LGPL) program, so that you can freely
use it and modify it.
I just ask, by gratitude, to keep the sign logo on the pages of your
chat.
All phpFreeChat commands are inspired by the irc protocol, and its
interface is inspired by mIRC and XChat, so that users won't be
disoriented.
Techonologies used by phpFreeChat are :
* php : on the server side : conversations are simply stored in
filesystems.
* xajax : for the asynchronous communication between the client
and the server
(phpFreeChat do NOT use mysql)
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List of References
Document's URL: http://www.phpfreechat.net/overview.en.html
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