Michelle Konzack wrote:
I like to install a forum for my customers and additional a PHP5 based
Web-Chat system with publich and private chatrooms.
What can you recommend?
Nothing :D - anything php based would involve polling which will kill
any server when trying to create a realtime chat environment
(1 request per second per chatter + 1 for each message send + normal
hits) - so say 30 chatters and you have at a minimum 30 requests per
second with all the weight and db hits they involve.
in all honesty I'd recommend using openfire together with sparkweb or a
custom client - that combo is premade, feature packed, opensource and
can easily handle circa 50k users in realtime per server (connections
and things aside). Additionally its a proper jabber server so you can
have desktop clients, mods and of course full featured IM with custom
addresses, openid and integrated in with yahoo, gtalk, msn, aol,
*whatever* accounts as well.
going down the php route is a complete waste of time imho (unless you
are creating a custom php socket server which bypasses apache,
implementing XMPP and connecting in the users client via flash, flex or
a java client)
yours, not of a very strong opinion, nathan
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