Meet your friends in your own chess server. It is easy. It is free. Just put a link like this on your web page:
Where the text after ?room= is the name of your chess club or community.
Now by clicking the link you will visit your private chess server as guest. If you would like to chat with your friends, just create a named account. It is free.
If you own Fritz or ChessBase, you will find your own room in the server at the bottom of the room list under "Club Web Rooms". Note: Your web page containing the link will be shown as info page together with your room in Fritz. An opportunity to advertise for your club.
Once the room is there, you can also click here to launch Fritz or the Playchess.com software to visit your private chess server. This works with all recent ChessBase programs.
Hint: You can set additional parameters when opening your own room: