php Free Chat is a free, simple to install, fast, customizable and multi languages chat that uses a simple filesystem for message and nickname storage. It uses AJAX to smoothly refresh (no flicker) and display the chat zone and the nickname zone. It supports multi-rooms (/join), private messages, moderation (/kick, /ban), customized themes based on CSS and plugins systems that allows you to write your own storage routines (ex: Mysql, IRC backends …), and your own chat commands !
You only have to copy/paste few lines of code to have a nice working chat. It doesn’t require MySQL or any SQL database, messages and nicknames are simply stored in files. No problems with firewalls, this script is based on HTTP so you only need a web browser and an internet connection. (everyone can easily chat!) No problems with none-latin characteres ! Are you Russian, Japanese, Turk, Chinese, or Arabic? Whatever language you speak, phpfreechat will nicely display your characters because it uses XML with UTF-8 to encode characters.
AJAX technology is used to smoothly refresh (no flicker) and display the chat and nickname zone. Messages and nicknames are stored into a simple filesystem, so that server resources are saved as much as possible. Bandwidth is preserved because the server never transmits the same data twice, only new messages are transmitted.
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, etc. 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.
A Web server (Apache, IIS, Xitami …)
Write access on the Web server (SSH, FTP, or other)
Doesn’t works with “suphp” apache module enabled for versions < 1.0-beta5
PHP in your webserver
PHP ? 4.1.0 for pfc 0.x and pfc ? 1.0-beta8
PHP ? 4.2.0 for pfc ? 1.0-beta9 (because of “ctype” functions family)
In some cases “safe_mode=On” makes problems
“ctype_*” function family should be enable in your php for pfc ? 1.0-beta9
flock php function needs to be available
By default, you don’t need a Mysql database. The chat uses files to store messages and nicknames.
Host that doesn’t insert advertisement.
Known good hosts .
Users can receive, view, manage, compose and send e-mails through the web interface. ASP.NET and PHP editions available including the source code.
WebMail Lite 4.1 is available for ASP.NET and PHP platforms.
P.S : If you encounter problem running
I have just signed up a hosting account and setup email accounts. I wish to forward all my emails to my comcast.net email account, it doesn’t work. Any suggestions on how to fix this ?
Please avoid forward your emails to a comcast.net address. Forwarding doesn’t filter out any of the spam. So, the Comcast servers see a load of spam coming from your mail servers, and blacklist them. Then, none from the server can send mail to comcast.net addresses until the blacklisting gets lifted. But then, it just happens all over again.
There is absolutely no reason for forwarding email from your server. If you want to receive all your mail elsewhere then redirect the MX record. If not then simply set up your email program to retrieve from your host as well as where ever else you get mail. Most email programs can handle retrieving emails from as many millions of email accounts as you have.
Forwarding emails means that you run the risk of having the receiving account supplier misidentifying your server as a spammer source and then neither you nor anyone else with accounts on your server will be able to send mail to that email accounts with that supplier.