i have a community website that has already a very elementar messagin function. THis fucntions is becoming uneffective because is is based on MYSQL and community growing is progressively disrupting MYSQL database and server load.
What i need is to implment an alternative messaging solution based on some moder technologies like could be socket io and database to store conversations.
The system is not a chat with public rooms where people speal all together but is private one to one chat.
In addition some basic restrictions should be implmented like for example possibility to ingore / blacklist people.
Delte old messages.
Share smile and files.
I understand can be complex task, but i dont have a big budget for this. Because of this i would a developer able to prospect me in advance costs to do this.
We can work also as step by step. I mean at first we wil ladd most basic features, and after we will expand the base software addign new fucntionalities.
I had a look around and as i see this of chat is one the most discussed topic on internet. Is plenty of different impèlmentations. Of different ready services, of divverent technologies. What i need is someopne sufficientlyu honest wil lsuggest me the best way to take. The most conveninet too.
I saw around also ready chat projects, please dont try to sell me an opensource project like your, i need honest developer at first to build long term work cooperation! NOTE: i dont tell we should not start from opensource if opensource wil lsave time and money, but i mean i will not like you wil lshow me opensource like your idea that costed you time that i have to pay for.