So, I've teased you with the advantages and usefulness of Openfire. You've popped in the red pill. Now let's begin our climb down the rabbit hole.
The Openfire instant messaging server is very easy to install. In fact, it's totally newbie-proof. So much so, that unlike other complex server software, even if you've never setup up Openfire before, you'll be able to get it up and running on your first try. If you're sceptical, by the time we are done with this short chapter, we'll have ourselves a fully-functional Openfire server that'll register users and connect with clients.
In this chapter, we will cover: