Located in Web Hosting Discussion, started by _FLIP_, Jun 7, 2005
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VB the easiest to use for me.
Put it this way, I wouldn't pay the $160 for vB until my site has made at least $200 in ad revenue.
phpBB is good but limited in functionality compared to the others but it is also free.
If you don't want to pay then give it a try . There are plenty of mods and hacks to add features you might need.
I can do ANYTHING to phpbb that VB or IPB does. Most of the mods have already been written and are freely available. If I had to buy a license everytime I wanted to pop up a forums I would spend $500 a month on fees. Screw that. I have my own installation of phpbb I have created full of the exact mods I want and it don't cost me a DIME.
PHPBB Skinning is SUPER easy. You just don't do it in the database.
PHPBB Support is pretty good..the site is loaded with useful info and people who help on a regular basis. I have never had a serious problem with a mod.
There are 2 reasons I would go to VB on a site. One....if the site had more than 20k members since current phpbb needs a lot of tweaking to optimize the queries. I know this first hand and we switched the site to VB and it worked very well for us. Two...if I needed my site to be more secure. VB doesn't get exploited like phpbb does. It can be a hassle updating your phpbb everytime a new exploit pops up. I am hoping both these issues are corrected with the new version.
My vote: PHPBB
2. Easily moded
3. Lots of free templates
4. Easy to use admin control panel
i like IPB just like the look and the features
my vote is for vbulletin - I'd go for IPB if licenses were cheaper than vbulletins - but you can't beat the options and usability
I prefer vBulletin because of it's advanced features.
I'd say IPB, then vB.
PhpBB because it is free.
I have used all three. Firstly IPB, but that went paid and the AWFUL rude Staff make me want to vomit. Then I started a new forum and paid for vB. I wouldnt go back. Why change back to IPB with its poor service and unpredictable TOS.
I have used phpBB on smaller sites as an extra, but wouldnt use phpBB as a serious forum at all.
I like IPb and VBulletin :p both r cool
I am not so choosy so i like both ipb and vb
Seriously, how many times do these types of threads have to be posted.. :lol: I guess some people haven't heard of a "search feature" It's there for a reason One of them being to save time and prevent the repetition of posts asking the same questions over and over again..
It has come to the point in which users take advantage of these types of posts and reply to earn themselves an easy 2 NP$ :lol:
voted for vbulletin. i like also invision for its graphics
I like IPb ,Phpbb and Then Vbullentien in that order..coz Ipb has lot of hacks and it is free well the 1.3 version. Not the 2.0.4 version.
I like vbulletin because of its interface as well as its advance features. But I would choose phpbb because its free and easily modded.
I prefer SMF!
phpBB... way to go. No stress about payments, legal issues, etc.. pure forum.
vBulletin all the way
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