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This is NOT for actual chat rooms, but rather for remotely-hosted chat room providers.

Chat rooms should be submitted at Computers/Internet/Chat/.

Providers of remotely-hosted chat rooms. This includes services that are free or that require a fee or subscription for use. These chat rooms do not require server-side installation of software. They are popular for use on free web hosts, web sites without enough space or bandwidth to host a chat room, and for webmasters who are uncomfortable with locally hosted chat room installation and maintenance.

Hosted content for web sites. These don't require software to be downloaded or installed on a web server. The content must be hosted on the servers of the site providing the content.


If the content is hosted on the web site owner's server or the web site owner's hosting company server then the site can not be listed in this category.

Sites listed here provide hosted content services to other webmasters to display on their websites. Webmasters are required to place a small amount of php or asp code onto web pages. The content is delivered from the content provider's servers to the webmaster's web pages.


Ad supported hosted content providers place a small ad at the bottom of the content for their advertisers.


Services listed here can be pay, ad-supported, or free..

This category is for remotely hosted website counters and trackers. If the counter or tracker software is hosted on the website server or the server of the website hosting company then the site offering the counter or tracking software can not be listed here.

The Web Counter category is an index of remotely-hosted counter services and includes both advertising-based and higher quality premium counters. The index covers a wide range from basic hit counters to advanced web trackers.


Ad supported hosted content providers place a small ad at the bottom of the content for their advertisers.


Services listed here can be pay, ad-supported, or free.

This category is for remotely hosted customer services such as live chat, help desk, knowledge base, contact management and email management. If the hosted customer service is hosted on the website server or the server of the website hosting company then the site offering the customer service can not be listed here.

Provides hosted customer services such as live chat, help desk, knowledge base, contact management and email management.


Sites that provide software for the above services should be listed under Business/Customer_Service/Software/.


Customers services listed here can be pay, ad-supported, or free.

This category is not for hosting companies offering database service as a component of their hosting plans nor as a separate database hosting plan.


Hosting companies must be listed under the appropriate Computers/Internet/Web_Design_and_Development/Hosting/ sub-category.

This category is for remotely hosted website database. If the database is hosted on the website server or the server of the website hosting company then the site offering the database service can not be listed here.


Services listed here can be pay, ad-supported, or free.


This category is intended for people operating a hosted guestbook service. This means your customers link to your website, where their guestbook is stored.


If you have a script for people to run their own guestbook then please submit to the CGI Scripts sub-category. This means a server-side application in a language such as Perl, PHP, ColdFusion, C/C++ or ASP


If you have a guestbook on your page, but do not provide guestbooks for other websites, then this category is not for you. Please find a category more related to your main content.

Guestbooks allow visitor to your page to leave comments and information about themselves and read information left by other visitors, they are a good way to get visitor feedback.


Choosing a hosted service (listed in the main category) involves less work than a script-based solution (see CGI Scripts sub category), but ad based guestbook service will require their banner advertisements displayed on the pages and you may have less flexibility. You are also dependent on the continued availability of their service. Many cheaper webhosting services may not allow you to run CGI Scripts, limiting you to a hosted solution.


Guestbook services listed here can be pay, ad-supported, or free.

Message board software should be submitted at Computers/Software/Internet/Servers/Message_Boards/.


Message boards about specific topics should be submitted to Computers/Internet/On_the_Web/Message_Boards/.

Providers of remotely-hosted message boards and forums. These message boards do not require server-side installation of software. They are popular for use on free web hosts, web sites without enough space or bandwidth to host a message board, and for webmasters who are uncomfortable with locally hosted message board installation and maintenance.


Message boards about web design are located in Computers/Internet/Web_Design_and_Development/Chats_and_Forums/.


Guestbook services listed here can be pay, ad-supported, or free.

Web site redirection services offer URLs that forward the user to another address. They allow site owners to publish alternative names for their sites that forward to the URLs where their content is hosted.

For quicker placement in the directory please follow these Submission Tips:

Title: Name of Business or Organization

Description: This describes the website and should note distinguishing features found on the site without the use of hype, personal pronouns, or repetitive terms.

Example: Features completely hosted shopping cart software and ecommerce solutions. Offers merchant accounts, automatic responders, ad tracking and marketing tools.

Sites that offer hosted shopping carts that are available for use with any website or hosting provider. Also listed here are hosted web stores and ecommerce platforms that include shopping carts as part of their functionality. The site offering the shopping cart, web store or ecommerce platform must host the software on the site's servers. If the software is hosted by the client's servers or by the client's hosting company servers then the site can not be listed in this category.

If the main service offered is general hosting with only a cart add on it would be better listed in Computers/Internet/Web_Design_and_Development/Hosting/.

If the site is selling the shopping cart software it would be better listed in Computers/Software/Business/E-Commerce/.

Companies must provide hosted site management software or services to qualify for this category. If a site qualifies for another sub-category of Hosted Components and Services it should be listed there instead of this sub-category. Companies that provide both an application and a hosted service should apply to the most appropriate category since a site can only be listed under one category. Companies selling site management software can not be listed in this category but should submit their listing to Computers/Software/Business for consideration.
Sites that provide hosted software or services that helps the webmaster manage various aspects of the web site. These don't require software to be downloaded or installed on a web server. The component or service must be hosted on the servers of the site providing the component or service. If the component or service is hosted on the web site owner's server or the web site owner's hosting company server then the site can not be listed in this category. These services help the site owner manage or maintain the site. If the service or software requires input from the site's web pages or visitors the site owner usually just needs to link to the site or copy and paste some script or markup. Services listed here can be pay, ad-supported, or free.
Internet-based services that provide search facilities for web sites (storing the data on their servers instead of yours).
Web ring hosting sites allow users to create and manage a web ring.
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