ngIRCd Alternatives

    ngIRCd is described as 'free, portable and lightweight Internet Relay Chat server for small or private networks, developed under the GNU General Public License (GPL)' and is an app in the Social & Communications category. There are four alternatives to ngIRCd for Linux, Mac, BSD, Windows and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is ZNC, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like ngIRCd are UnrealIRCd (Free, Open Source), ConferenceRoom (Paid) and pylink (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 13, 2021

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      znc is an IRC proxy. It runs as a daemon and connects to IRC server, then allows you to connect from a workstation and work as the user that is logged in to the IRC server. After you disconnect, it maintains the connection to the server.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      UnrealIRCd is an Open Source IRC Server, serving thousands of networks since 1999. It runs on Linux, OS X and Windows and is currently the most widely deployed IRCd with a market share of over 50%.


      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      ConferenceRoom is a high-performance conferencing tool with web integration and web-based administration. ConferenceRoom is also compatible with IRC clients like mIRC. It includes sophisticated management features for large events.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • Self-Hosted
      PyLink is an IRC services package written from scratch in Python, supporting numerous IRC daemons (IRCds) and multiple networks per instance.
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