I need to add a chat room to a website
June 24, 2004 7:40 AM   Subscribe

I need to add a chat room to a website

The server has Apache, PHP and MySQL and I can install anything else that is required.

I don't really want to use an external chat room provider / web service.

I'd rather not have to mess about with flash or java applets, and it needs to be very simple to use (from the user's perspective).

posted by ajbattrick to Computers & Internet (4 answers total)
posted by zadcat at 8:13 AM on June 24, 2004

You really need to use either java or flash to create a true connection to the server. Otherwise, you're just loading an html page over and over and that can really kill a server.

Oregano is pretty slick java server with a flash front end. A little quirky to install, but the directions are not too hard to follow. It even has access to the mysql backend for authentication.
posted by ph00dz at 8:38 AM on June 24, 2004

This works in flash, but is probably very simple to install (looks like a standard iis install, but may be easy to convert). pushby chat (again) is flash, but you need to be able to compile it. Not what you wanted, I know, but if you decide to go the flash route, then they're here.
posted by seanyboy at 4:08 PM on June 24, 2004

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