IRC Question


Can we open an IRC Server using shell or do we have to purchase Ircd server?

And what type of account(s) allow that?


From the Dreamhost Wiki:

“IRC-related persistent processes of any kind (including, but not limited to, bots, bouncers, etc.) are STRICLY PROHIBITED, and are in violation of our TOS.”


I don’t think any shared hosting will allow you to run persistent processes such as an IRCD.

Your best option, if you can justify the cost, would be a dedicated server or a virtual server. Unfortunately, DreamHost is not supplying dedicated servers at the moment.

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