System Requirements

Product:
To host CometChat on your server, you need a web hosting provider that includes the following software:

  1. PHP version 5 or greater
  2. MySQL version 4/5 or MSSQL Server 2005/2008/2012 or PostgreSQL 9.2-9.5
  3. A pre-registered domain name
  4. 50 Megabytes of hard drive space
  5. PHP extensions: curl

Most hosting providers already have these applications on their servers. With the above requirements met, the CometChat software will run on any operating system using any modern web server software.

Voice/Video Chat/Broadcast

As this is a hosted solution, it is a free benefit we provide to all active CometChat license holders. An active license is one which is renewed every year. If your license has expired, you can renew it for 50% of the edition price for another whole year.

If you want to host this feature on your servers, please consider our optional add-on [https://www.cometchat.com/cometservice/self-hosted](CometService Self-Hosted).

Screen Sharing Plugin

As this is a hosted solution, it is a free benefit we provide to all active CometChat license holders. An active license is one which is renewed every year. If your license has expired, you can renew it for 50% of the edition price for another whole year. Screen Sharing plugin requires our Screen Share extension to be installed on the publisher machine.

If you want to host this feature on your servers, please consider our optional add-on CometService Self-Hosted.

Real-time Translate Module

If you would like to use real-time translation, you must subscribe to Google’s translation service. Google charges $20 for 1 million characters and is not a monthly subscription. Learn more about Google’s pricing.

CometChat Cloud is fully hosted and managed on our servers. You do not need to host anything on your servers.
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