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I am trying to create a chat server for my website using php where users can follow someone and if he/she is online they can instantly chat with that person by clicking on chat option(just like the chats in gmail and FB). I am a beginner in php. Can anybody help me with how to create this kind of chat . i am not understanding how the user gets the chat message in a pop up window when the other user sents a message. Any kind of help is appreciated.

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I think you better look at this:

http://www.phpfreechat.net/
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Thank you so much for the links. i am looking for only private chatting. i dont want to enter into a chat room and then start a private chat. Do you know any such software that i can integrate with my website.
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can you tell me how to integrate that with my website... I am using PHP and mysql as database... The table contains the user login details....
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sincerely no, there's a lot of work and not a package to deploy
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A comet server (e.g. the one suggested by leakim971 is a fairly complicated system, not for the faint of heart to get setup and running.  Some sysadmin + PHP gurus would have a rough time getting all of it setup and running.

I would echo OmniUnlimited's suggestion of using PHP Free Chat [ http://www.phpfreechat.net/ ].  If you need to setup "private" rooms and the software isn't setup for that, just use a dynamic URL that only allows the two selected users access, like "http://www.mysite.com/chat/private/pc93214" (try to avoid making a guessable URL, like with serial ID's).
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