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In a rapid world of big ideas and small details, CometChat Cloud empowers you with the ability to add chat functionalities and much more to your website in a matter of minutes.
CometChat Cloud is a highly scalable and a fully managed chat solution that enables your site users to interact and connect via text, audio or video chat using their internet browsers, mobile devices or desktops.
Apart from eliminating the process of setting up hosting, executing complex installations or tediously uploading multiple PHP files; CometChat Cloud boasts of all our signature CometChat features and is flawlessly optimized.
Hosted on our secure & reliable CometChat servers, dealing with heavily trafficked websites with a thousand odd simultaneous users comes easy. CometChat Cloud is also regularly upgraded with the latest updates to ensure you keep in sync effortlessly and without fail.
Which solution should I use when?
Good question! It can be confusing for our customers to decide which solution will work well for them. Although, technically both solutions can work for any site/app, we recommend the following:
Use CometChat (self-hosted) if…
1. Your site uses PHP + mySQL/PostgreSQL: This is because CometChat (self-hosted) can be tightly integrated with your site along with using the same database.
2. You want to keep all data on your end: This is because when using CometChat (self-hosted), all conversations will be stored on your server only.
3. Want to pay a one-time cost (certain features have additional costs as mentioned in our requirements page).
Use CometChat Cloud if…
1. You want to get your site up and running in minutes.
2. Need a ready out of the box solution.
3. You do not have a server or your server does not allow you to upload custom code e.g. SaaS-based software like Ning, SocialEngine Cloud etc. do not allow uploading custom code.
4. Your server technology is other than PHP + mySQL/PostgreSQL e.g. if you want to add CometChat to Microsoft SharePoint.
5. Want to use CometChat only in your app (i.e. using our SDK).
The above rules are not hard and fast. If you think CometChat (self-hosted) or Cloud will work better for your needs, then sure, by all means, go ahead! If you are still in doubt, contact us and we will help you out 🙂
Get CometChat Cloud!
Now you can focus your valuable energy and time on matters you deem more important and trust us with the rest. Feel free to experience the convenience of CometChat Cloud today!
Or get CometChat (self-hosted) if that fits your use case better!