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Setting up BlaB! Lite Chat

BlaB! Lite 2.2 (formerly SimpleChat!) is a chat system written in PHP and JavaScript. The output produced by BlaB! Lite 2.2 is small, clean, XHTML1.1 and CSS2 compliant and looks fine with any modern browser.

This tutorial will guide you through the BlaB! Lite setup and installation process. It is assumed that your account has PHP capability.

Part A - Downloading the Script

The script can be downloaded here.

The file that you will download is a compressed bundle containing the files of the BlaB! Lite distribution in zip format. Unpack this archive in a temporary directory on your computer using decompression software.

 

Part B - Installation of BlaB! Lite files

Start your FTP software and connect to your web server. Change directory to your HTML root folder /var/www/html/ and create the folder /chat for your BlaB! Lite files. Upload the unzipped contents of the BlaB! Lite zip file to /var/www/html/chat/.

Part C - Software Configuration

Run the script (http://www.yourdomain.com/chat/) and login with a nickname.

Click ADMIN to set your administrator password.

Enter your password and click OK.

Click LogOut to exit the admin area.

Installation of BlaB! Lite is complete.

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