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Top 18 Chat-Room Scripts & Software

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Last Updated: April 10th, 2018

Best Chatroom Scripts and Software

Our in-depth reviews of every major chat-room script and software package available to the public, is a great guide to help you select a chat-room to add to your website. Every listing shows the most important features of each product and gives a quick description of each chat. A full review of each chat can be found by following the link, after each basic description.

  1. CodyChat

    CodyChat

    Language: [HTML/PHP/AJAX]
    Mobile Friendly: Yes
    Webcams: No
    Currently Updated: Yes

    CodyChat is the updated version of BoomChat. It performs much better under heavy and has added many administrative and user features. The chat comes with a well written FAQ that explains all the features and options you'll come across. Brand images and emojis can easily be changed and or added for a custom look and feel. There is currently no officail store to purchase or download CodyChat but we will update this page as they add one..

    [ Read Full: CodyChat Review ]


  2. 123FlashChat

    123 Flash Chat

    Language: [Flash & HTML]
    Mobile Friendly: Yes
    Webcams: Yes
    Currently Updated: No

    123 Flash Chat closed in October 2016. While there is no longer any official support for this application, Webmasters who purchased licensed versions of the chat still have full access to its use. This means you can probably find the software available for download but if you run a larger site you are going to want to rent its use from a larger chat site because of known exploits in the software which must be patched...

    [ Read Full: 123FlashChat Review ]


  3. FlashComs

    Flash Coms

    Language: [Flash]
    Mobile Friendly: No
    Webcams: Yes
    Currently Updated: Yes

    FlashComs is very much like 123 Flash Chat. It has a beautiful user interface. Allows webcams to be streamed to the entire room or to individuals. The chat works just about perfectly on desktop and there are many features and profile settings that make this a very attractive platform...

    [ Read Full: FlashComs Review ]


  4. EverywhereChat

    EverywhereChat

    Language: [PHP/AJAX]
    Mobile Friendly: Yes
    Webcams: No
    Currently Updated: Yes

    Everwherechat allows its users to create their own rooms which can then be embedded into any webpage by simply copy and pasting a paragraph of code. The room creator is given full Admin privileges to create moderators and configure the room however they like. Everywherechat has recently updated its software and moved away from Flash and towards PHP and AJAX. With this change they have greatly improved the look and feel of their chat room and have moved up in our ranking of the best chat room software packages.

    [ Read Full: EverywhereChat Review ]


  5. BoomChat

    BoomChat

    Language: [HTML/PHP/AJAX]
    Mobile Friendly: Yes
    Webcams: No
    Currently Updated: No (Replaced with CodyChat)

    BoomChat is a relatively new chat room script that is quickly spreading across the web. It is surprisingly cheap, looks great and has many features that come standard. The responsive BoomChat software / script costs only $20 and the add-on bundle costs another $20. The chat comes with 11 themes, avatars, friends list, private chat, and the ability to create unlimited rooms. BoomChat requires an empty Database and MySQLi to be installed. The only thing missing is webcam support...

    [ Read Full: BoomChat Review ]


  6. ChatBlazer

    ChatBlazer

    Language: [HTML/PHP/AJAX]
    Mobile Friendly: Yes
    Webcams: Yes
    Currently Updated: Yes

    ChatBlazer checks almost all the buttons. It looks great, is mobile ready and offers webcam capability for desktop users. The only real criticism is that you're starting at $120/month for a webcam enabled chat. If you have a popular and profitable site, this site is worth a look but might be a bit much for a new site or one with limited funds...

    [ Read Full: ChatBlazer Review ]


  7. RumbleTalk

    Rumble Talk

    Language: [Flash]
    Mobile Friendly: No
    Webcams: Yes
    Currently Updated: Yes

    RumbleTalk is a HTML5 based chat that offers a great interface with many features, including 1:1 webcam chat with anyone in the room (In Beta). Like ChatWing, RumbleTalk is an excellent mobile option and their decision to integrate webcams give them the clear advantage with desktop users...

    [ Read Full: RumbleTalk Review ]


  8. ChatWing

    ChatWing

    Language: [HTML/PHP/AJAX]
    Mobile Friendly: No
    Webcams: No
    Currently Updated: Yes

    ChatWing has been around since about 2003 working hard to build a responsive, mobile ready chat platform with custom App development and distribution. We like this company a lot. ChatWing has developers working to stay ahead of the curve rather than waiting for something to go wrong. Chatwing has all the features you'd expect from a quality chat site except for webcam support.

    [ Read Full: ChatWing Review ]


  9. Chatzy

    Chatzy

    Language: [HTML/PHP]
    Mobile Friendly: Yes
    Webcams: No
    Currently Updated: Yes

    Chatzy offers website owners an extremely customizable chat room to add to their website. The long list of options can be viewed by clicking on the "Hosted Rooms" tabs on the Chatzy website. Chatzy rooms are free (with ads) to add to your website but if you want to administer the room or have access to some other cool features you will have to upgrade to a "Premium Room"...

    [ Read Full: Chatzy Review ]


  10. Flyzoo

    FlyZoo

    Language: [HTML/PHP/AJAX]
    Mobile Friendly: Yes
    Webcams: No
    Currently Updated: Yes

    Flyzoo offers a way for people on a website (any website) to communicate with each other. While Flyzoo does offer a traditional group chat. It was designed with other things in mind which has allowed Flyzoo to offer many different ways of displaying the "chat", we put the word chat in quotes because it can be used as a Live Support Chat for sales or a way to contact anyone who happens to be on your website. You can choose to have the chat fly out from the side or pop up from the bottom just like Facebook Messenger. The software is mobile friendly and has a modern design but it does not offer any webcam support....

    [ Read Full: Flyzoo Review ]


  11. E-Chat

    E-Chat

    Language: [HTML/PHP/AJAX]
    Mobile Friendly: Yes
    Webcams: No
    Currently Updated: No

    E-Chat allows you to easily and quickly add a chat room that you have administrative control over to your website for free. Type in a Username and enter, then click the "Create Room" button to setup your room options such as size, language, color and user list position. In exchange for this free service, the chat will have a small E-Chat logo and link displayed at the top of your chat....

    [ Read Full: E-Chat Review ]


  12. Blab Chat

    Blab

    Language: [PHP|AJAX]
    Mobile Friendly: Yes
    Webcams: No
    Currently Updated: Yes

    BlaB is a free PHP and AJAX chat that use a database like MySQL, SQLite or PostgreSQL. BlaB! which used to go by "Simple Chat," has been around since 2002 and has been downloaded more than 200,000 times (according to their website)....

    [ Read Full: Blab Review ]


  13. ParaChat

    ParaChat

    Language: [Flash | HTML/PHP/AJAX]
    Mobile Friendly: Yes
    Webcams: Yes
    Currently Updated: Yes

    ParaChat.Com is one of the longest functioning chat software providers around. Founded in 1996, it has been serving webmasters for a very long time. That being said... ParaChat's free version is one of the more basic chat software packages you can get with the paid versions not offering much more. Upon load the visitor is given the choice of loading the chat with Java, Flash or HTML. It's nice to have the options but ParaChat's HTML version pales in comparison to even their modest Flash chat....

    [ Read Full: ParaChat Review ]


  14. CamCom

    ChatBlazer

    Language: [Flash]
    Mobile Friendly: No
    Webcams: Yes
    Currently Updated: Yes

    CamCom Chat is good chat at an excellent value. It uses Flash, PHP and a peer to peer transfer protocol to offer a great desktop chat experience. CamComChat offers Webmasters the ability to add a webcam chat to their site without paying a monthly bill for the hosting of a media-server; this is how CamComs stands out from its competitors...

    [ Read Full: CamCom Review ]


  15. avChat

    ChatBlazer

    Language: [Flash]
    Mobile Friendly: No
    Webcams: Yes
    Currently Updated: Yes

    AVChat is a Flash™ based chat software that is well designed and actively worked on. Recently AVChat added mobile support to their room; something all Flash chats should but do not offer. They also seem to be checking all the boxes on chat room features: Emoticons/Emojis, file sharing, report users, video posts, record video streams, unlimited group video chat, and social media integration. There is even a Pay Per View (PPV) add-on which allows you to make money...

    [ Read Full: avChat Review ]


  16. DigiChat

    DigiChat

    Language: [JavaScript]
    Mobile Friendly: No
    Webcams: No
    [ ABANDONED]

    DigiNet Technologies Closed about 10 years ago but the software was still a popular option just 5 years ago. The big shift away from DigiChat occurred when web browsers like Chrome stopped supporting Java Applets which is necessary for DigiChat to run. With support for exploits left to Webmasters and freelance coders the extra task of corralling users to particular browsers and changing settings proved too much for the software to remain a popular option....

    [ Read Full: DigiChat Review ]


  17. PHPFreeChat

    PHPFreeChat

    Language: [Flash]
    Mobile Friendly: No
    Webcams: No
    [ ABANDONED]

    PHPFreeChat, was first released in January of 2006. It was worked on constantly and produced new versions and featured every year until about 2012, which was the last time their GitHub page had been touched. June of 2014 was the last post on the PHPFreeChat Twitter account. The website was updated with a clean and professional design just a few years ago but all work on this project appears to have ended very shortly thereafter...

    [ Read Full: PHPFreeChat Review ]


  18. eStreamChat

    eStreamChat

    Language: [Flash]
    Mobile Friendly: No
    Webcams: Yes
    [ ABANDONED]

    eStreamChat is a free PHP and AJAX chat script with a clean design that works reasonably well. We did notice that the features page says chatters can use webcams but we found no such option in the actual chat demo....

    [ Read Full: eStreamChat Review ]


    * We have lowered the ranking of sites that exclusively rely on Flash as it is a dying technology that is losing browser support each year.

Chat Software Feature Table

Features of chat software packages
Name Free Fee Monthly Host Java Flash HTML / PHP Updated
CodyChat
123 Flash Chat
Flash Coms
RumbleTalk
ChatWing
Chat Blazer
AVChat
CamCom
Just Blab
phpFreeChat
eStream
DigiChat        
ParaChat
Flyzoo
BoomChat
Chatzy
E-Chat
Everywhere

Our Rankings:

Chat Software Basics:

What you need to know to run a chat site
  • "Media Servers" - Most good Webcam chats require them and it is something you will need to pay for.
    WebRTC, Red5, Wowza & AMS are the most popular. But some chats like CamComsChat and RumbleTalk use P2P protocols to allow 1:1 webcams without a media server.
  • Learn about types of chats: PHP, Java, Flash, IRC, HTML chats.
  • The younger your demographic and larger your site, the more concerned you need to be about security.
    DDoS attacks bring down websites and teen and young-adults tend to cause the most problems. If this is your target demographic, invest in DDoS protection
  • Mobile Is important: No longer can mobile traffic be an afterthought.
  • Chats are not cash cows, for many large chat sites, it's simply not worth the headache. Read our article: Where have all the chat rooms gone?

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