6 free ajax chat applications using PHP


While talking about chat application, these days people hate those kind application made in PHP which need page refreshing. In this post, I’ll show you six different free Ajax chat applications which might be very useful if you’ve to use Ajax based chat application. Depending upon the requirement of your chat application, you can use them. I might have missed another good Ajax based chat application, if you find any the please post it to the comments.

Ajax Chat from http://blueimp.net

Free Ajax chat application using PHP

A powerful Ajax chat application with a lot of features at free of cost. Customize the layout and Use it in your project.

Ajax- IM

It is not a only a chat application, it is a instant messenger that’s why it is named as Ajax-IM. Very useful for implementing in community based websites.


Another great Ajax chat application build in PHP.Very easy to customize and use. You can even create rooms for chatting as well.


Another simple ajax chat application with limited functionality built in PHP.

Ajax chat from Ajax-chat.org

Very simple, lightweight and easy to use another Ajax chat application built in PHP.

Ajax chat from Blogoscopted

Fancy and avatar based ajax chat application built in PHP. As you can see in the above image, it looks like you’re really inside a chat room for chtting.

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38 Comments on “6 free ajax chat applications using PHP”

  • Jacques Marques wrote on 24 September, 2008, 21:54


    You miss Crafty Syntax Live Help (CSLH), its very complete and security. See http://www.craftysyntax.com/.

    Best regards

  • Roshan wrote on 25 September, 2008, 6:32

    @Jacques – Sorry Crafty Syntaxwas not Ajax enabled and ajax is added in the latest version so I’ve missed out that one….thanks for heads up ..

  • Bhisma wrote on 27 September, 2008, 16:29

    Well,i dont know much about ajax,but i have seen one site where free chat app can be found, its pcpin.com .Though its not ajax based ,but its good.

  • Roshan wrote on 27 September, 2008, 16:38

    @bhisma – thanks for sharing the link…but the Ajax based chat doesn’t have the page refreshing problem which is very irritating….

  • Rujikin wrote on 10 October, 2008, 21:43

    Very nice, there are also some ajax chat programs for PHPBB3

  • Anders Both wrote on 21 October, 2008, 22:29

    Hello Roshan.

    How do you like our ajax chat solution :
    http://www.basechat.com ?

    Its not php and not always free, but instead its hosted.

    Please do note the file/picture sharing, a very ajax one.

    Best regards, Anders, Denmark.

  • Christopher Ross wrote on 22 October, 2008, 13:24

    You’ve got to love that AJAX IM! Thanks for posting this. I downloaded a couple of really nice AJAX tools a while back, yshout was amazing.

  • Carlos @ VPSmedia wrote on 24 October, 2008, 22:13

    Seems good but, are these all IRC dependant?

  • Roshan wrote on 25 October, 2008, 5:07

    @Carlos – these are not IRC dependant…this can be used for creating chat room in your own website

  • Carlos@webbynode wrote on 30 October, 2008, 18:16

    the best chat system i’ve used is campfire by 37signals.

  • Andre Lukmana wrote on 11 December, 2008, 5:59

    Thanks bro……nice info…..I like AJAX!!!

  • JC wrote on 22 December, 2008, 14:08

    Wow, thank you very much for this post. Now I just need to find that one gem: Ajax IRC that can connect to IRC servers (Not mibbit, something I can install on my own servers and not be bound to another brand).

  • hery wrote on 8 January, 2009, 4:20

    I want a simple chat, but I didn’t need a database .. such as live support

  • kevin wrote on 14 February, 2009, 1:47

    guys .. i found this one http://www.rapidcube.com, still in demo versions .. but its have a cool interface ..

  • Santiago wrote on 23 February, 2009, 19:08

    Very nice list, you forgot Flea IM.

  • vinoth wrote on 18 March, 2009, 15:54


    all these apps are great, but i need a chat solution for my new project where “n” numbers of support staffs address “n” number of customers at the same time can u please suggest a chat apps to suit my requirement

  • Anil wrote on 19 March, 2009, 8:54

    This is nice Ajax chat application , when i implemented in my php application, it worked fine but , just refresh the browser the chat is collapsed and from login it is asking, if there is any other tool to put chat functionality for my application..
    Thank you…

  • Adeel Raza wrote on 24 March, 2009, 15:24

    I found a great one, which has a great feel and UI to it… http://www.gixaw.com/

  • Kranthi wrote on 7 July, 2009, 5:03

    Good wor

  • Bob wrote on 13 August, 2009, 14:43

    Does Ajax work with aol? I can’t seem to make it work.

  • Merry wrote on 2 September, 2009, 12:05

    Just read the article, keep up the good work! You forgot to mention so called ‘blab’ chats – BlaB! Lite: http://hot-things.net/blab-lite-ajax-chat – irc-like chat with great look and BlaB! IM which is a sort of 1-2-1 chat: http://hot-things.net/blab-im-ajax-php-messenger – both AJAX based.

  • Vijay Kumar wrote on 5 October, 2009, 5:44

    I love this article, really interesting.

  • PHP scripts wrote on 22 October, 2009, 11:46


    Thanks for the list, I have added some of the scripts to my free scripts directories:

    http://gscripts.net – free PHP scripts directory
    http://freeajaxscripts.net – free AJAX scripts directory

    I hope you don’t mind.

  • Linda wrote on 23 October, 2009, 11:38

    I found a great one for free here

  • S wrote on 5 November, 2009, 7:42

    Do these works well in mobile browser? will it consume high bandwidth?

  • Shubham Jain wrote on 18 November, 2009, 12:23

    Nice post. I liked the first one but how will these chat application check for a new message. By pinging for requests again and again or Comet?

  • Damanjeet wrote on 27 November, 2009, 8:37

    Do you know any virtual chat software in php?

  • alswl wrote on 26 December, 2009, 3:38

    oh, thank you for this, my graduation project need it

  • Luis Gabriel Rodriguez wrote on 6 February, 2010, 21:58

    Thank you guys thats what i was looking for

  • Anil Kumar Panigrahi wrote on 9 February, 2010, 11:42

    This is very good article.

  • Julio wrote on 10 February, 2010, 23:08

    Very useful list!


  • Sarimin wrote on 18 February, 2010, 2:52

    cool bro :) great list, I really enjoy the rain one

  • Chandrima wrote on 4 July, 2010, 7:10

    Thnx for sharing the info Roshan .. and also tons of thnx to Jacques Marques who shared the link of CraftySyntax, it works magical.. u solved all of my queries.. :)

  • avinash wrote on 9 February, 2011, 15:39

    try FreiChatX , it is similar to gmail or facebook chat. its new and well supported.
    Best thing is that its free.
    download it from http://evnix.com

  • Prashant wrote on 22 August, 2011, 16:58

    Thanks Roshan… for such nice article. Thanks a lot..

  • Daniel Báez wrote on 13 June, 2012, 19:16

    Hi Roshan, thanks brother for the information, great list, thats what i was looking for!!! i`m from venezuela, I love AJAX :)


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