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If for some reason you can't or don't want to install ZNC yourself, you may choose to get an account at some existing provider.
| Warning: This list is provided "As-is."
The ZNC team can't guarantee that providers listed here will not sneak your passwords, burn your house, and kill your pet (though it's pretty unlikely :P). Use these services at your own risk.
Free ZNC providers
|Provider||Max Networks per User||ZNC Version||Language||Connectivity
(to destination networks)
|IRC Support||Date Started||ZNC locations|
(country codes, using exceptions)
|BNC4FREE||3||1.8.1*||Englishfirstname.lastname@example.org||2009-01-05||CA, DE, FR|
|xShellz||2||12, 20, or 30||1.6.5||English||both||#xShellz@irc.libera.chat||2009-03-01||UK, US|
|ZNC.BG||1||1.6.3*||Englishemail@example.com||2016-01-25||BG, CZ, DE, IT|
|TechnoFAQZNC||3 (more upon request)||10 (more upon request)||1.8.2||English||IPv6 (IPv4 requires Premium)||#firstname.lastname@example.org||2017-11-02||NL, NO|
|bnc4you||5 (libera + 4 choices)||1.9.x-git||English||IPv4email@example.com||2018-03-03||TR|
|IRCNow||100 (more upon request)||1.8.2||English / Chinese / Urdu
/ Tamil / Spanish
|ChamberBNC||2 (more available upon request)||1.8.2||English / Urdufirstname.lastname@example.org||2022-07-01||CA, IE, US|
Versions with " * " are modified versions.
Free network specific ZNC providers
They allow connection only to one specific network.
How you can start a new ZNC provider
- Choose a hosting whose terms of service allow hosting IRC services; affordable; provides you with access to a unix or linux shell.
- Install znc.
- Install and configure an ident daemon, via, for example, identfile. The purpose of this is that users can not change their ident, and are easier to identify in the (hopefully rare) cases of abuse.
- Create and document the new user sign-up and abuse report procedures.
- List your ZNC provider in the table above.