Disclaimer: jake = IRC dumb (in teh face) Currently i have an IRCD running on my server. I am hearing from many people in the know that a moderately busy IRCD running on the same box as the web server can really slow down the web sites being served cos the IRC server hogs so much resources. so i'm looking into alternatives. are there places where i could sign up for an IRC channel and pay monthly or something? or are there free ones? ...do they suck? i want to leave room for growth for my site. i'm afraid that the IRC chat could be a burden on the server if traffic ever picked up.