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I have a registered free domain with mysql php and ftp on there. Is there a way I can force that domain or server to host an irc server...?

asked Jul 16 '10 at 16:33

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No you have to have some sort of server to run it on, You web host cannot run it for you it is totally maintained by you, Usually it is ran off of a VPS or Shell account.

answered Jul 19 '10 at 16:38

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Not sure. Your best bet would be signing up with a website like geekshed.net.

answered Jul 18 '10 at 23:44

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If the server has an IRC daemon installed and you have DNS setup to point the domain to that server, then all you have to do is point an IRC client to yourdomain.tld:6667 (6667 is the default IRC port).

answered Jul 19 '10 at 14:37

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Setting up an IRC server is a 5 minute job when it comes to installation. Configuring it on the other hand can take quite a bit of time to do it right in regards to security, access, etc. For a small IRC server to share with friends or small business an in-house box will do just fine.

For an IRC server that is going to link with another IRC network then you'll want to co-locate. I co-lo a server from GoDaddy for around $99/month. Run an IRC server, Shoutcast server and all my hosted domains on it.

So, the answer is basically, $0 - $unlimited/month + setup depending on your intended use of the IRC server. :)

answered Jul 24 '10 at 01:21

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Asked: Jul 16 '10 at 16:33

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