10 Free PHP Chat Scripts
PHPOpenChat is a high performance php-based chat server software for a live chat-room or -module on every php-based site. Can integrate this chat software into postnuke, phpbb, yabbse, etc. as a module.
2) BlaB Lite:
An AJAX based and best viewed with any browser fully resizable chat system that features high performance, xHTML 1.0 STRICT compliant output, PHP4/PHP5 compatibility, ‘http’ links, emoticons, text formatting, custom timezone settings, bad words removal, sound alert on new messages and UTF-8 based multilanguage support.
3) Microcyb Chat:
Microcyb Chat offers a new and easy way to chat on your site. This PHP chat script is a one file chat script, that offers image replacement, css style sheet templates, custom users skin selections, auto cleaning of old chat text, who is online, auto scrolling, and more.
4) Edik’s Chat:
Light chat system based on PHP. No SQL needed. Includes smillies, and 2 languages supported: CZECH and English. Version 7 – whispering is available, admin center for kicking and selecting language. You can select your own language choice. (francais, italien, etc.).
5) ARSC Really Simple Chat:
ARSC is an easy to install, simple to handle, cross-browser compatible chat system with its own socket server.
ChatExpress is a PHP/MySQL-based real-time chat application written in Spanish. It requires the following password to open up the zip file: CT4e11snEt04.
phpWebChat is a PHP Web chat application that uses a MySQL database on backend for data handling. It features: Private message, User registration system, User configurable Refreshrate, Background, Foreground, Away message, and more.
8) Micro Chat:
Micro Chat is a simple PHP based chat script with very easy installation. The script is designed for smaller traffic and so no database is required. You only need to upload the files and the script works fine. The look and feel is easy editable via CSS.
Chatter2Go is a standalone version of flooble’s popular Chatterbox hosted service. Upload this PHP script to your web server, configure it through the web-based interface and add the insertion code to any number of pages.
10) Moiat Chat:
Realtime chat script using server push technology. With it you can talk with the visitors live, not having to wait the page to be refreshed. Has full support for rooms and smiley icons and a banning system to keep the unwanted people away. No MySQL or other database is needed.