If you caught the world of business from the beginning of the century, you might remember how excited you were the first time you sent an email. It was a much better alternative to the classical post to send correspondence, which took so much of your time and lasted for eternity until it reached its destination. After that, there was another innovation, through which you could talk in real time over the internet! Online chat and emails have since become a support in online communication and are expanding every day. With this app, you can also be part of the revolution by creating an instant messaging server to manage chat rooms and groups on the internet.
Although the application is not complicated to use, it is not for novices, we are talking about setting up servers here. However, comprehensive documentation is included in the downloaded package that can help an average user get up and running with this app. The application is shipped with an inbuilt database which the user can launch by clicking on the Launch Admin button.
However, advanced users can choose to opt for an external database such as MySQL, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, among others. The settings allow the user to set the storage locations for users and groups. Then, create the administrator accounts, create the user and groups and fine-tune your settings. That’s all you need to get your Instant messaging server up and running.
Openfire is licensed as freeware for PC or laptop with Windows 32 bit and 64 bit operating system. It is in instant messaging category and is available to all software users as a free download.