Chat Server System Requirements

To host ZChat you need a Windows Server. By copying the same chat script code, you can add Chat button to all websites developed in PHP, JSP, ASP, ASP.NET, RUBY, Perl, Cold Fusion...

The minimum hardware and software requirements for running ZChat are listed in the table below. If you have any questions regarding these requirements please contact us.

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Chat Server

Server Requirement Minimum Specification


Windows Server with Intel/AMD x86 or x64 processor equivalent (Virtual Machines fully supported)


2 GB minimum, 4 GB recommended

Operating System

Windows Server 2012 R1 & R2 (recommended)
Windows Server 2008 R1 & R2 (recommended)
Windows Server 2003 R1 & R2
Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP Professional* (for demo installations)


Microsoft SQL Server 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Express Edition
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express Edition
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Express Edition
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express Edition
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition

Web Server:

Internet Information Services (IIS) 7 or higher
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 or higher

Need on-premise live solution?

Zchat runs completely self-contained on your own server. This server can be located on your own premises – behind your own corporate firewall, or you can use an ISP provided dedicated server. You can also use a cloud-based virtual server in the Microsoft Azure or Amazon Cloud services.

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Need Cloud Live Chat?

The worry-free way to host, manage & scale.

ZChat is offered as a deployable product, that you can install and manage on your own server. If, however, you favour a hosted chat solution and wish to take advantage of a cloud-based live chat, then we invite you to consider MyLiveChat.

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