xws is not a 'web chat server. It is a plain text server, similar to other chatters or MUDs. It prefers telnet or MUD clients (especially the line mode varieties).
xws requires these resources:
- perl 5.004_04 or newer.
- POE 0.10 or newer. Here's where to get POE.
- A sufficiently POSIX-y operating system; even Windows should do.
- Some sort of telnet or mud client, preferrably one with a local edit buffer. Otherwise you'll never get to log into it.
Things to download or read about xws: