Free PHP-AJAX Chat applications

Chat  applications are very common in social networking sites, dating sites and other web applications where you need your users to interact with each other or even to site admin. Previously, there were many PHP chat applications which needed page refreshing annoying the users. Then came AJAX chat applications which doesn’t need page refresh and looks very similiar like any flash chat applications. Following is a list of PHP AJAX chat applications you can use in your web applicaitons for free.

  • AJAX Chat is a free and fully customizable open source web chat software implemented in JavaScript, PHP and MySQL. Sound support is implemented using Flash, Socket support using Flash on client-side and Ruby on server-side. AJAX Chat integrates nicely with phpBB, MyBB, PunBB, SMF, vBulletin and other PHP community software. View Demo
  • phpFreeChat 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 you own chat commands. View Demo
  • Mia Chat is an Ajaxed PHP chat application which is very simple to use & install. It functions similar to the messenger applications, you can add buddies, chat with several users at the same time, change your online status & more. View Demo
  • AJAX-IM is a browser-based instant messaging client. It uses AJAX to create a near real-time IM environment that can be used in conjunction with community, intranet, and social websites. No refreshing of the page is ever needed for this “web application” to work, as everything is updated in real-time via JavaScript. view demo username: “test” ,  password: “test”.
  • Blogoscoped is avatar based ajax chat application built in PHP. This chat program doesn’t need any special plug-in (like Java or Flash) but simply runs in your browser. It was tested with Internet Explorer 6, Firefox 1, and to some degree Konqueror.
  • Chatr is a chatroom on your site. It’s a set of php scripts and some javascript to create an AJAX/php chatroom with php as the only server requirement. It has two skin support. view demo
  • AJAX Chat is a simple productive an light weight chat application which can be used in your PHP applications.
  • toksta is a free instant messenger, which is easy to implement and customize into your social networking site or forum. toksta* IM enables your users to chat via text chat or webcam in real time – without having to switch to programs like Skype, MSN or ICQ!
    It is a hosted application that can be integrated to your website & user database. With this feature, your users won’t have to re-login to the messenger. toksta* also provides plug-ins for phpBB2, phpBB3, punBB, phpMyForum and vBulletin.
  • firefly is a totally different chat system which can power your websites by adding a line of JavaScript, your visitors can chat with each other in an overlayed screen.

All the above chat applications are for free but please read their terms and conditions before use in commercial applications.

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