BlastChat was founded in 2004 as a simple chat application that could be run on any website. But soon after releasing it we realized that a majority of website community's servers are unable to handle chat traffic. So we decided to change our approach and offer a chat hosting service. For three years BlastChat was completely free, which resulted in overwhelming traffic and demand for support. For this reason, in 2007, we turned into a commercial service. But we still continue to offer free, limited chat hosting.