What are my options for hosting a private chat room server for <10 people (my family)?
Should I use a web server in combination with a chat component? Or an IRC server with a web interface component? Or something else?
- Runs on Linux.
- Hosts a web interface.
- Makes a sound when the chat tab is inactive and a message arrives.
- Uses an encrypted connection (e.g., SSL)
- Uses login credentials that I (the host) define in a file.