What do I need?

Hello everybody!

I’m new here so please forgive me my ignorance

My clients wants a Live Chat tool on his website to give customers a better support.

My Question is; what do I need? Server software? Can I run the siftware on shared/virtual hosting?

Many thanks for your help!


  1. use a java-irc-applet ( http://www.pjirc.com/main.php ) and have it connect to an already existing irc server or your own irc-server

  2. setup openfire, and get the groupchat skript from this site

(send a mail to matt_at_jivesoftware.com for the grouchatskript)

openfire/irc-server can run on anything

client skript needs to run on a webservice