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.

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


ZChat can be loaded onto either Windows Server or Workstation editions, provided that the IIS web-server is installed and that either SQL Server or MSDE is available as a database engine. However Windows Vista and Windows XP Professional can only support a maximum of five (5) concurrent user web sessions. In general unless there are only going to be a couple of client machines hitting the server, we recommend using a Windows Server (preferably Windows Server 2012).

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