Which forum software do you use?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Hosting' started by pcwork, Aug 18, 2006.

  1. pcwork

    pcwork New Member

    Which forum software do you use? PHPBB and SMF are free, but phpBB takes a lot of server resources. Do you know of any software which loads fast?
  2. Vishal P. Rao

    Vishal P. Rao Administrator Staff Member

    This forum uses minibb. Read more about it here.
  3. pcwork

    pcwork New Member

    Thanks for information.
    Is it easy to export data from phpBB to miniBB and vice versa? Also have you changed servers while using miniBB, is it easy to restore data?
  4. Vishal P. Rao

    Vishal P. Rao Administrator Staff Member

    I'm not sure about exporting data from phpbb to minibb. It may not be easy or even achievable. You can contact minibb support team if they can help you out with it.

    Regarding restoring data, there is no one click solution. But through telnet access to your account, you can restore the data in two commands, if you have the database backup.
  5. in_flu_ence

    in_flu_ence New Member

    You can use SMF which is pretty good in terms of a free script
    vBulletin is a good script if you are willing to pay for it.

    Phpbb uses alot of resources and are prone to attacks. Needs quite alot of time to manage and maintain it.
  6. gregriv69

    gregriv69 New Member

    What about Vbullatin?
  7. noboss

    noboss New Member

    I've always preferred vbulletin.com forum software.
    That is what I am currently using on my forums.

  8. moneymakerblogs

    moneymakerblogs New Member

    I use SMF for my forum and it works really well. It loads fast, has a nice interface and skins, and a great user forum. I have it integrated with mkportal (www.mkportal.it) and it works great for a free software.
    I would certainly recommend it. If you know how to code you can create your own skins and mod the forum to look like you want it to.
  9. pcwork

    pcwork New Member

    Yes, I agree SMF loads much faster than phpBB, but there fewer mods and skins available .
  10. cupbucket

    cupbucket New Member

    I might start my own forum (when I get the free time and energy!)

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